Sedona AZ (November 10, 2015) – The City of Sedona invites the community to the dedication ceremony for the Schnebly Hill roundabout sculpture, The Open Gate, created by local artist Reagan Word. The event is Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 11:00 in the morning, across from the roundabout in the Hozho building parking lot. There is additional upper level parking on the south side of Hozho, and nearby at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village on SR 179.
“It has been such an honor to be part of this project and it has given me a real sense of community. From the beginning, this project has had a life of its own. To watch it develop from what can be imagined to a reality is the essence of why I am an artist,” Word said. “I am grateful to the city of Sedona, friends, family, and so many talented craftsmen for their heartfelt contributions to the work as well as to the Arizona Department of Transportation for allowing us a privileged space on their spectacular highway into Sedona.”
City of Sedona Arts and Culture Coordinator Nancy Lattanzi stated, “It has been a pleasure working with Reagan on all stages of this project from conception to completion. I especially enjoyed visiting his studio to see the heron as a work in progress. The detail and care that Reagan took to patiently carve and create a lifelike blue heron, as well as the meticulous metal work that went into creating the bronze gate, is truly a symbolic gift to our city.”
For more information, contact 928-203-5078 or NLattanzi@SedonaAZ.gov.
Sedona City Hall is open for business Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and closed on Fridays. The Municipal Court and Wastewater system maintenance remain on a Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule. Police and maintenance services are not impacted by this schedule.
Article submitted by City of Sedona AZ and written by Nancy Lattanzi, city Arts and Culture Coordinator