Musician and film-industry veteran Rob Chidester grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisianna. He’s got the culture of that state in his blood, but has worked all over the country art directing films, producing music videos, and serving as an impresario for creative people and projects. This week he landed in Sedona as one of the first artists in residence at the Sedona Summer Colony.

Rob grew up across the lake from the Louisiana State University Campus. He was introduced to theater in Ms. Shirley Pourciau’s drama class at Robert E. Lee High School and later he attended LSU Theater School where he founded the comedy troupe, The Humoroids that hosted weekly comedy show.

Sedona Arts Center is calling for new gallery artists, and encourages local creative people to apply. The Fine Art Gallery, located in Uptown Sedona, greets 2500 visitors each month, and sells all forms of visual art—from textiles and jewelry to bronze sculpture, photography, craft objects, painting and ceramics. The Arts Center’s current gallery roster comprises 110 of the regions most interesting and productive artists, who are supported and promoted year-round.