SCC Events

Connecting eARTh and Spirit Series - May 28 - June 8, 2014
Weds. May 28:  SCC/Illuminate Invitational Launch Party “24 Peaces” Premiere with local peacemakers and artists

7:00 pm | Private Home - Food & Wine served


Experience an intimate evening of film, food, community artists and peacemakers with Artist GENE and Two-Time Oscar winner Director Ron Judkins. GENE, California-based visionary artist shares his journey to meet 24 of the world’s greatest living peacemakers., the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Deepak Chopra and others. Director Ron Judkins, known for his work on Saving Private Ryan (1998), Schindler's List (1993) and Jurassic Park (1993) paints the possibility of each peacemaker on film while GENE paints each on a canvas. They share his project and his footage for the first time in a private Work-in-Progress World Premiere. Local Artists/Peacemakers will create the voice of Sedona’s commitment as an International City of Peace. A silent auction of a painting that GENE will paint while in Sedona, along with items from local peacemaker artists will take place. Proceeds benefit SCC, GENE and all participating organizations.

Sunday, June 1: Mile...Mile & A Half: A Film, Hike, Music Immersion - Sedona Arts Community Event

4:00 - 7:00 pm | Sedona Performing Arts Center


A celebration and tribute to ALL members of Greater Sedona organizations that nurture visual and performing arts, as well as organizations that enhance the cultural enrichment of our community will take place. On the closing afternoon of the Illuminate Film Festival, the audience will enjoy the Sedona premiere of “Mile…Mile & A Half “, a humorous, visually masterful film about hiking, adventure-seeking, laughing and being inspired on California’s historic 211-mile John Muir trail. Follow a group of five friends as they tackle the trail under extreme conditions after one of the biggest winter snowfalls in history, lugging many extra pounds of cameras intended to capture the trail’s ethereal beauty. Inspired by the power of human connectedness and connection with the land, embark with fellow movie-goers on a mile…mile & a half hike with musicians, artists, healers, and a Native American Spiritual Emissary and Cultural Guardian, who will offer joyful musical celebrations and ceremonies along the route.

Monday, June 2: The Spirit of Pete Seeger: A Music and Literary Tribute

7:30 pm | Mary D. Fisher Theatre

America’s most inventive clawhammer banjo player and storyteller, Michael Miles, will perform his acclaimed “From Senegal to Seeger” one-man show. Engage in an exhilarating, musical and multi-dimensional journey, a provocative political and social history of America as Michael Miles plays music that spans 300 years and charts the transformation of the banjo from an African instrument to the quintessential expression of the American voice. When Pete Seeger first heard Michael Miles, he sent a letter to Michael saying that “in all my 70 years this is among the most beautiful recordings I have every heard…enough to make me want to learn the banjo all over again”.
Tuesday, June 3: Spirited Creativity Exploration
2:00 pm | Sedona Public Library
Building on the Spirit of Pete Seeger Tribute, Michael Miles, along with foremost fiddler, Darol Anger, will improvise, jam and tell stories that developed their mastery, as well as a whole new genre in music! Experienced musicians along with music lovers are encouraged to explore musical your creativity as you as everyone participates together. Bring your voice, your stories and your instruments!
Thurs, Jun 5: Sedona Bluegrass BBQ with Darol Anger and the Furies
5:30 pm | The Segner Ranch in Munds Canyon
Come meet our Artistic Director, Darol Anger, Fiddler, composer, producer and educator. Join friends for a delicious evening of music and food at the beautiful Segner Ranch in Oak Creek. Wild Bunch Catering will be cooking up their signature cowboy style food using homemade ingredients, proprietary rubs and secret recipes handed down for generations!
Friday, June 6: Sedona PhotoFest: Arts of a New Dimension
9:00 - 4:00 pm | Sedona Performing Arts Center
Following the PhotoFest FREE day held on June 5, join us on June 6, for an exclusive ticketed full day of events. Experience demonstrations, dialogue and dance that will expand your photographic skills in areas such as, shooting after dark, chasing storms, smartphoneography, or creating and displaying visual narratives. You will learn to enhance your photographs whether using a professional camera or smartphone through innovative apps, rare techniques and so much more!
You will also be the first to see the Sedona Chamber Ballet Company's premiere production of "Restless Elements." This innovative ballet interpretive dance will be accompanied by the incredible timelapse photography of Michael Olbinski. The short piece will be performed by students of the Northern Arizona Youth Ballet and guest artists under the artistic direction of Tracy Julias, former principal of the Joffrey Ballet and owner of Northern Arizona Ballet School. The ballet is choreographed by world renowned Brandon Ragland, dancer of the Louisville Ballet.