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Close your eyes and imagine this... No wait! Open your eyes and read this. You're an artist. You have unbelievable talent. You're portfolio is unprecedented and your use of colors is unmatched. The words that flow from your pen illuminate unimaginable worlds that future leaders…

I have entirely too much to do this week. Please don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining at all. I really don't mind so much. The only challenge for me at times is - deadlines. We all have them, call them what you will –…

Bravo! Last week, Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey spoke on behalf of the Arts. And he wasn’t the only one! Alec Baldwin and Hill Harper spoke on Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to not cut funding to the arts. I’ve written countless times on how cutting…



I've had a quote stuck in my head all week. This quote inspired me to write in 'The SCENE' last Friday about how the Arts Center's philanthropic outreach builds a community. It gave me a sense of 'hope' for humanity and it's even helping me…

We’ve all been there, whether you are an artist or not... You’re in the middle of a project and you feel inspired, creative, and full of energy and life and then without notice, poof! It’s gone. Your motivation, inspiration and drive are shattered by a…

This week I spent some time photographing, cataloging and admiring art for various reasons and purposes. I enjoyed interpreting for myself the thoughts and feelings each piece inspired within me, but was left wanting more. I wondered what the art meant to the artist who…

I have often walked through the canyons and mountains of Sedona and surrounding areas in awe of the natural beauty in this place I call home. There is no question in anyone’s mind that nature has carved and painted vistas that force you to stop,…

I am inspired by theatrical music that gives rise to vast worlds within my mind. I am inspired by the colors and soft sounds of a brilliant sunrise or sunset on these red red rocks. I am inspired by truthful words well spoken and laughter…

I see a troubling trend these days. I see our politicians cutting funding to vital communal lifelines such as public broadcasting and the arts. Schools are sending teachers pink slips and the world is upside down. As banks and corporations get bailout after bailout, it's…

I’ve written a few times about the fact that art is subjective, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder and whatnot, but that’s the last thing you want to hear if you are about to purchase art. If you are interested in buying…

Last week I wrote on supporting the Arts throughout the community and beginning with the schools our children attend. Art begins in the home as those of us young enough can remember our parents putting up our masterpieces on the refrigerator, or have children of…

There’s no argument – when it’s time to cut funding or make ‘simple’ budget cuts, the arts are on average the first to go. As museums, theaters, schools and art centers feel the effect of the recession, it becomes increasingly more difficult to attract supporters.…

Needing to brush up on your skills or in need of a little inspiration for that next Masterpiece? Read on….

Need two great reasons to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery of Sedona? There should be plenty of…

Halloween weekend has arrived, and costume or not, Sedona art connoisseurs are in for a real treat.

The Sedona Visual…

Sedona’s Award-Winning artists continue their work this weekend in another big weekend for anyone who loves to explore the arts. Whether you are an accomplished artist or someone who just enjoys fine art, their will be plenty to see and do around Sedona and the Verde Valley.…

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kelliklymenko

"Kelli Klymenko is an artist, storyteller, photographer, teacher, yogi, husband, father, science aficionado, marketing director for Sedona Arts Center and free thinker - experiencing life in one of the most inspiring and picturesque places on earth with his fabulous wife and children. “Remember: grow; learn; conserve; preserve; create; question; educate; change; and free your mind.” – KelliKlymenko.com"

 

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