At Lanning Gallery emerging artists are being nurtured even as masters are celebrated. Since 1987 the classic and contemporary gallery, in the heart of Sedona’s “Gallery District,” has become a destination gallery with roughly 80% of the gallery’s clients and collectors coming from across the U.S., Canada and Europe. Many are repeat visitors and many, thanks to the powers of the internet, stay in touch with the gallery on artists they’ve admired. The gallery is a place that loves color; light seems captured on canvas and panel, in bronze, in hand-blown glass and raku, as well as in the all-natural stones of exquisite jewelry shining within brightly lit displays. The hand-made, hand-painted furniture featured at the gallery is painted with colors that draw visitors closer to explore the surprising details of artists’ imaginations. The stone sculptures sing with the energy of the earth.
With works from classic to playful, the gallery is a veritable celebration of an artist’s soul. The expressions of free imaginations combined with inordinate skill, unites each work of art displayed. Lanning Gallery owner Peggy Lanning, along with Director Isabelle Cozart work hard to select new artists whose work compliments that of favorite artists the gallery has long represented while also bringing fresh expressions of new subjects and ideas. The gallery represents Gregory Deane, the first American artist to have a solo show at the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, founded in 1584 by Michelangelo; it also represents Jonathan Howard, a young Arizona artist who creates canvases that compellingly draw from his Surrealist past, his existentialist core and his leanings toward an influence of the Ashcan school.
Always successfully surprising repeat visitors may explain the continued success of the gallery as it moves forward with excitement and anticipation of what the future holds for the world of artists, collectors and galleries. To quote Peggy Lanning: “I’ve always had an ability to work with an artist and instill in them a desire to do their very best, to never stop growing or experimenting,” a fitting comment from one who is the recipient of a Visionary Award from the North American Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the voice of America’s 10.6 million women-owned businesses. Lanning Gallery is open every day of the week for the enjoyment of its visitors.
Les Trois Graces Dans le Musee du Louvre (The Three Graces) - Painting - by Ted CoConis
Memories, Mysteries, and Myths - Painting - by Ted CoConis
Reunion Au Jardin Du Luxembourg (Get Together in Luxembourg Garden - Painting - by Ted CoConis
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by PATRICIA A. GRIFFIN