"Be present with the depth of your being."

 

Energy and transformation are essential movements in life that inspire me, as an artist, to play with possibilities every time I enter the studio. 

 

 

PAINTINGS


INSTALLATIONS


40 Year Retrospective Gallery Show

 

PLAYING WITH POSSIBILITIES

A 40 year Retrospective, The Art of Bonnie Hartenstein

February 13-26, 2018

Sedona Arts Center Special Exhibition Gallery

Sedona, Arizona

 

This exhibit presents 8 bodies of work from 1978-2018 created by artist Bonnie Hartenstein: large scale paintings; video of site-specific installations; heavily textured acrylic and mixed-media constructions on unstretched canvas; painted and sculptural viewer-interactive compositions; and an intimate representational 27 piece configuration of her experiences in Tuscany.

Hartenstein's work is about a state of Change, the Wisdom of Nature and its ceaseless transformations. Her work explores the startling shifts from one form to another, and the inner harmony to its instability. She is not interested in the traditional concept of Beauty that belongs to Renaissance Art, but instead the primordial mysterious insight that can be found in chaos. She sees the artist as a shaman interacting with the viewer to embrace the sacred mysteries of Nature and rediscover the power of a deep immersion into the World of Possibilities.

 

Exhibition Events: Feb. 13-26, 2018 from 11:00-5:00 daily

 

Opening Reception with music by jazz duo from Chicago - Feb. 13 (5-8 p.m.)

Gallery Talk by Artist and Friends with Music by Yarrow - Feb. 18 (3 -5 p.m.)

Panel on "How Business Depends on Playing with Possibilities" - Feb. 18

 

Video of 40 Year Retrospective at Sedona Art Center Special Exhibition Gallery - February 2018
by Chyna Wu


Photos from the gallery opening
by Edyta Legiec


In addition to making art, Bonnie holds art classes weekly (all levels, all media) at her Studio in the Village of Oak Creek.
Contact her at 928-284-0430 or email her at bonnie.hartenstein@gmail.com


Tai-Chi

 

Bonnie has taught Tai Chi and Qi Gong at the Sedona Racquet Club, Mii Amo Spa at Enchantment Resort and the Sedona Athletic Club since 1994. It is an expression of her awareness of how energy moves throughout the body and harmonizes the five elements that govern our energy systems.


JIN SHIN JYUTSU

 

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese healing art that brings harmony to the energy systems in the body, mind and spirit. One can receive it from a practitioner's hands and can also learn how to do it themselves for daily self-help. Bonnie sees private clients and holds monthly self-help classes. She has been an experienced practitioner for over 27 years.

www.jinshinjyutsusedona.com


Shamanism

 

As a shamanic practitioner, Bonnie has led clients on Past Life Regressions; created specific ceremonies to clear energy; combined ceremony; the I Ching, Astrological and Cabalistic symbology in personal readings to help clients understand and navigate altered realities.