Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sedona's Ernst/Tanning house spared

[Source: Bill Gunning, Friends of Capricorn] -- The owners of the Ernst/Tanning house have upgraded the home and are renting it out to artists. Arizona State University held an informal meeting of international scholars at the house on Capricorn Hill this year. People seem to agree that the house should be restored to a pre-1960 condition. The hope is to have another opportunity for this preservation effort while looking at other options. One option is to establish a small Museum of Art for Sedona that would celebrate all the artists that have called Sedona home. The Museum would feature Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning and their house on Capricorn Hill. By calling attention to the artists through their art and the actual artists studios built in Sedona, the public would be better educated to participate in area preservation efforts.