Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A new arts and crafts show

This time, the tents were pitched over at Yavapai College -- on the sidewalk next the performance hall and down the hill in the sculpture garden. Logical since the sponsors were Friends of Yavapai College Art.

The Skull Valley bolo tie and rock art guy was there as were members of the Mountain Artists Guild.

All manner of crafts -- and a mysterious hand reaching under the necklaces! A muchly tattooed lady, known either as Sally or Betty, also resided with the beads.

About the time I was admiring the dolls, I got the old "no pictures" call. It's really hard for me to wrap my mind around the idea that there are people out there so bereft of ideas that they copy the real artisans' work, but apparently that is the case.

However, my neighbor's son allowed me to photograph his paintings.

The most civilized aspect of the entire show -- a table of goodies for the tired, famished and thirsty. The picture here is a reflection in those remarkable big glass doors of the performance hall. Note photographer.

Down in the sculpture garden, the booths were less crowded together ... and the photographer was more welcome!

I got a kick out of the cactus made from welded horseshoes. Then one look at the fibre arts booth and I wanted it all!

Jewelry Guy's arrangements certainly caught my eye.

So -- how to call it? I'd say this show was an unexpected and welcome encore to the summer scene at the Square. The setting is a very pleasant change and there is plenty of room for more artists and craftsmen. Now all that is needed is a lot more publicity!


meggie said...

That market is so very different from the ones we see here.
Though perhaps the goodies on offer, are not so different.

Olivia Kroth said...

Yavapai - you have mentioned that name very often in your posts. Is this an Indian tribe still living in Arizona?

The Indian style necklaces are beautiful, Granny J. Especially that with the little turtle won my heart. So here is my turtle haiku for you:

oh, little white bone turtle
with the heart made of turquoise -
what are you up to?

Granny J said...

meggie -- now I'm curious as to how the difference shows up. Tho I have to admit that this venue is quite different from the Courthouse Square where most of our arts&crafts shows are held.

olivia -- you are right, of course. The Yavapai have a reservation on the east edge of town, another down in Camp Verde and yet another down to the east of Scottsdale. Thank you for the haiku & selection of subject!

Granny J said...

meggie -- actually, I'll just ask my bro -- he's arriving from Perth tomorrow afternoon. Woo-hoo!!!

Avus said...

You guys really seem to go in for these type of events - so colourful and interesting.

Granny J said...

avus -- long time, no hear from! Good to have you back. As for the fetes, Prescott is a tourist town & such weekend shows provide a good drawing card to get crowds up into the cool mountains from down in the hot desert in Phx!

Avus said...

Just because I do not leave a comment does not mean that I am not keeping my beady eye on you, Granny J!

(I read all your posts)

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