Life exists all around us, in forms both obvious and hidden. It is stored in the water that falls from the sky, that flows through the canyons, and that nourishes the plants and animals of the world. It propels all facets of the universe forward. For many artists, their craft is a way to highlight, capture, and express this most fundamental of forces. This December, Kuivato celebrates this artistic goal in their new exhibit Illuminating Life.
Gerry Quotskuyva illuminates life across several different artistic mediums. This month, however, we will see Gerry premiering something incredibly special. Since August, Gerry has been working on a massive undertaking that he calls “The Gnarly Root Project” as part of his fellowship in New Mexico. This piece involves creating a carved, multi-layered sculpture out of a giant cottonwood root. Now, after an immense amount of work, Gerry will be debuting the completed piece during the First Friday exhibition at Kuivato. Those in attendance will not only be able to be part of the world premiere of this labor of love, but can also talk with the artist himself about his process and see many of his other completed works.
Art can help illuminate all of our lives, making it a perfect and personal gift. During this holiday season, Kuivato has a wide variety of pieces across different mediums to put a little light into anyone’s life. Animal lovers will rejoice at the ceramic animals of Sumati Colpitts, jewelry collectors will be happy to add beautiful work from local artist Sugatha Roeder to their collection, and even friends in need of something practical will be thrilled to receive coaster sets or spoon rests from the AMusinGlass studio.
Kuivato, a Creative Gateways Gallery is a founding storefront in Tlaquepaque in Sedona. The gallery displays a wide variety of mediums, including fused, blown, and torchwork glass, jewelry, ceramic, mixed media, illustration, and bronze. Kuivato is a sister gallery to artist collective and public gallery space, Creative Gateways in West Sedona. Visit Kuivato 7 days a week, starting at 9am. For more information, please visit www.kuivato.com or call 928-282-1212.