For immediate Release on August 17, 2007
Assemblage artist Sally Stryker will join Wendy Harford at the Institute of Ecotourism (IET) located at 91 Portal Lane in Sedona from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, August 25th. Eco-Arts and Craft classes will be offered to the public from 11-4 pm as well.
A native daughter of Arizona, Sally Stryker’s earliest memories are about being a “packrat and collector of interesting bits”, a genetic trait inherited from her well known mother, Winifred Stryker, Arizona artist and teacher. “My creations might be called ‘Found Art’, ‘Southwest Folk Art’, or ‘Assemblage’. I call them 'Transformed Art’. Materials that once served a utilitarian purpose transform into messages, symbols, themes and humorous statements about the human condition.”
“This is just the beginning” stated Wendy Harford, Assistant Director and resident environmental artist at IET. “Our plan is to establish a monthly Eco-Arts Demonstration and Eco Market at IET’s centrally located courtyard. We invite local and indigenous artists who work in eco-friendly mediums and promote recycling and conservation to contact us at IET to share inspiration, recipes, skills and techniques.”
Wendy works in a multiple of mediums coming from her nature connection which is easily noted in her work.
For more information contact the Institute of Ecotourism (928) 282-2720 or online at www.ioet.org.