Goldenstein Gallery Artist Lucius Upshaw’s “Fisherboy” at L’Auberge
August 10, 2016 – Partner blog by Goldenstein Gallery
For more than a quarter of a century dining creek side at the renowned L’Auberge de Sedona Resort has been one of Sedona’s long cherished traditions. Guests, who are charmed by the lush ambiance of families of ducks swimming in the cool water to the stunning red rock backdrop, will now have a new source of inspiration: Acclaimed Goldenstein Gallery artist Lucius Upshaw’s limited edition bronze sculpture “The Fisherboy” has been placed in this magical setting on Oak Creek.
Upshaw has been creating works of lasting beauty for over fifty years. Coming from a family of artists, he began painting and sculpting at a young age. For decades, he made stunning creations using the direct carved method with wood and stone mediums.
Later he began working in metal casting, metal fabrication, copper sculptures (several with water features), and bronze castings. His bronze sculptures are produced in limited editions of thirty or less. Upshaw is also an accomplished painter, working strictly in oils.
Versatility and originality emanate from his work: His human and animal forms are contemporary, smooth, and expressive. Some evoke a sense of happiness and cheer while others portray strength and pure beauty of form. His large scale copper clad reliefs and sculpture in the round have led to impressive commissions such as his Spiraling River copper fountain created for the City of Redding at the welcome sign. His copper relief, Window to the River, was installed outside of the new salmon and eagle exhibit at the Sequoia Park and Zoo in Eureka, CA.
L’Auberge strives to provide creative inspiration – whether that means creating a work of art, a story in a journal, or just a creative idea. Recently they partnered with Sedona’s award winning Goldenstein Gallery bringing the multi-faceted, expansive Sedona art scene to their guests through exclusive artist events and featured art in their guestrooms and throughout property.
The Artist in Residence program allows guests to watch renowned artists at work and learn more about their art. The types of artwork being created range from Multi-media, impressionist or pointillist painting and clay and wax sculpting for bronze casting. Visitors can interact with the artists, ask questions about their work or preferred art medium and learn about the art scene in Sedona.
Check www.GoldensteinArt.com for additional dates of various artists in residence working.
Although Linda and the Gallery have worked with hundreds of artists including respected museums & community exhibitions, the award winning gallery now focuses on 60 fine local and regional artists. They have been named Best Gallery in Sedona for 9 years running and recently USA Today’s 10 Best named them the number 1 place to shop in Sedona. Open daily, Goldenstein Gallery is at 70 Dry Creek Road in West Sedona. Visit www.GoldensteinArt.com or FaceBook to sign-up for their informative monthly E-zine, or call 928-204-1765 for information.