Thursday, March 6, 2014
"RED ROCKS AND THE COWBOY ARTIST" BY Clyde "Ross" Morgan
"Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success. Never again. There is a better way." ~ Og Mandino
Installed in 2002 in Uptown Sedona, this bronze sculpture is a Public Art Project commissioned by the City of Sedona, Arizona. The plaque says "A tribute to Sedona's beautiful red rocks; Arizona artist, Joe Beeler, one of the original founders of the Cowboy Artist of America; and future generations of artist."
"A two-fold tribute: one to the oldest and most inspiring feature of Sedona - its red rocks - and the other, a more comtemporary historical event - the founding of the Cowboy Artists of America. In 1965, Sedona became the birthplace of the prestigious organization known as the Cowboy Artists of America. The CAA is dedicated to preserving the history and authenticity of the West as it was and is through representational art. One of the four original founders and a Sedona resident, Joe Beeler, is depicted here with his eyes fixed upon a very familiar rock formation, the Snoopy Rock. The young aspiring artist preparing to photograph the monument follows the statue's gaze to the distant rock formation as seen from the sculpture site. Perhaps she will inspire future generations of artists in their quest to record and share the beauty of this area. Joe Beeler passed on in 2006." ~ Reprinted text from here: http://gallery.clyderossmorgan.com/zenphoto/monumental-/cowboyartist_insitu_630.jpg.php
"Uptown Sedona is the heart of town – this half-mile stretch north of the intersection of Highway 89a and 179 is Sedona´s old town, its shopping district and home to a variety of restaurants and cafés. Perched high above the banks of Oak Creek, this is where the action happens. From HWY 179, turn right where HWY 179 intersects with HWY 89A. Uptown Sedona is located on 89A approximately 1/4-mile north of the intersection with HWY 179." ~ Reprinted text from here: http://www.sedonacentralreservations.com/shop-uptown-sedona.aspx
Hang in there; tomorrow is Friday!
In the center of Uptown Mall in Uptown Sedona (near L'espressino Gourmet Coffee)
(photo taken December, 2013)
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