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Events

Sedona Artist Market

Gallery showing in Sedona Arizona
Ongoing

2081 W State RTE 89A #11, Sedona, AZ 86336 
928.282.2153

A TRIBUTE TO SMALL ART MVA GALLERY -- MODERN VISUAL ARTS

In an age populated by zealous promoters of products and images who seek to supersize almost everything, the MVA Gallery fervently proclaims the virtues of smallness.

We celebrate art in its diminutive, compact and miniature forms because small works can reflect big ideas, big visions and big talent. Small art can tease our senses, challenge our perceptions, influence our thinking and arouse the strongest emotions. So artists, rejoice in this opportunity to submit your small art — traditional and non-traditional — no larger than 18 inches on the longest side. This exhibit has no restrictions on subject matter or style. Enchant us with your unique visions by participating in this Tribute To Small Art where your work will find a warm welcome.

The MVA Gallery (Modern Visual Arts) is located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bethlehem, with its neighboring cities Allentown and Easton, comprise the third largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania (after Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). Bethlehem has a vibrant arts and cultural life — numerous active art galleries and nationally acclaimed festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Located one hour from New York City, Bethlehem has become an art destination for informed collectors and prominent art professionals.

Gallery website: https://www.mvaartgallery.com
Instagram: @mvaartgallery

Event Dates: 1/28/24 – 2/25/24

Litchfield Park Art & Wine Festival 2024

Located in the heart of this luxurious resort community, the award winning Litchfield Park Art & Wine Festival combines irresistible festival eateries, wine tastings, and great entertainment with more than 150 extraordinary artists and craftsmen exhibiting original works of art and exquisite handcrafted creations. So, whether you love superior wines, extraordinary art, or you just love the relaxed ambiance of outdoor festivals, Litchfield Park is your destination.

Our Beer & Wine Garden features an assortment of Arizona’s best wineries and local microbreweries and distilleries. Patrons 21 years of age and older can sample wine and rum, be served beer, wine or cocktails by the glass and may purchase bottled wine and spirits.

March 2-3, 2024
9:00am-5:00pm

Downtown Litchfield Park
101 W. Wigwam Blvd. 
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

About Me

Nature versus mankind has become a quintessential dichotomy of our modern age. However, when these two forces collide our perspective of our environment is jarred open. Transporting us to an alternate reality where our complacency and acceptance of the world are challenged, are the sculptural works of Bill Battaglia Creations. Embracing the unexpected, Battaglia embarks on a metamorphosis where discarded objects from both man and nature are imbued with new life. Ethereal, otherworldly, and surreal, his design-oriented artistry manipulates the volatile qualities and ephemeral nature of these materials to illuminate the beauty of the liminal spaces which surround us.

Battaglia combines seemingly disparate materials, such as repurposed wood or pieces of metal and glass, into new forms, shapes, and mediums altogether. They are entrancing fusions that subvert the familiarity of these everyday materials. Battaglia’s work continually evolves. As his practice progresses, new mediums enter the conversations. From his early iterations with wood and glass, we now see the use of copper, brass, and materials of vibrant colors that spark new dialogs.

Within his recent body of work, he employs a splash technique. Here, he takes molten copper and splashes it across his sculptural fusions of metal and organic materials. The result is a gesturally and spontaneously formed shape that is impossible to recreate. He then allows the copper to age, adding yet another layer of unpredictability to his process. Additionally, his work utilizes glass casting. Intertwining his signature use of glass, copper, and other materials, he creates intuitive shapes within sand that become a cast filled with molten copper followed by molten glass. The works created using these techniques are then mounted onto reclaimed objects from nature such as cracked stumps, often illuminating the piece to play with the shimmering, refracting, and absorption of light by the various elements. It is within the nuances of his craft and curation of the final displays of his work that Battaglia unveils the exquisite and the uncanny that exist among us.