I love Arizona in March. It brings beautiful weather, people-watching, socializing and continuous art festivals.
Saturday I spent my day volunteering at the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival with my husband Perry, Arizona Luxury Real Estate. This show was the first of many art shows happening in the area and I just love them. All of the creative people in one general area, waiting to finally make all their hard work worth it! To show the world!
Carefree’s Fine Art & Wine Show was sponsored by the Thunderbird Artists and if you missed it, don’t worry, they will show again in Fountain Hills March 18-20, 2011. The Thunderbird Artists have a spectacular show of over 165 nationally acclaimed and award winning artists. For an extra bonus these festivals have live music, wine tasting, food venues and excellent people watching! For information on the art, artists and upcoming shows visit: www.thunderbirdartists.com
Below are pics of who and what I saw:
This coming weekend March 11-13, 2011 is the Scottsdale Art Festival sponsored by Scottsdale Performing Arts at the Civic Center Park located in Old Town, Scottsdale. This festival (more…)
Graffiti & Street Art is something I love to see when traveling to a big city and it has come a long way from what it use to be. It has helped beautify buildings & neighborhoods that once were ignored, if done in a positive way. The caption “Creative Vandalism” says alot, but should it be Vandalism? I think that’s where we need to put things in perspective. This art intrigues me especially because it was never intended to appeal to everyone, which in my opinion makes it – “Out of the Box!”
When I first started this post I was just going to show different works of Graffiti that I liked, then mentioning a bit about the artist, etc. yet when I started researching I ended up finding out so much more about the differences between Graffiti & Street Art and what the Artists feelings were behind them.
What do Graffiti Artists feel about Street Art? Most aren’t crazy about Street Art. They wonder why Street Artists get “Preferential Treatment” when for years they have been slandered & arrested. Many are angered because Street Artists are often hired to place their art over Graffiti and they feel it is a form of “disrespect” from one artist to another.
Street Artists don’t seem to have the same feelings. Because most are commissioned, they feel it’s a job they were hired to do and they need to do their job. They have great respect for Graffiti and the Artists that create them, Graffiti started it all. Street Artists feel Street Art is considered a “Cross over Medium.”
There has been a big debate on bringing Graffi indoors and into Museums and I’m not sure about that. I think………… (more…)
I just absolutely love chairs! I collect small chairs….they are everywhere in my house! If you want to get me anything, get me a small “unique” chair! I guess that makes sense being a designer!
When I find someone who takes a chair to a new level I want to shout it to the world….”Buy this chair!! It’s the greatest!!” I know I don’t have space in my house (or I would have everyone of them) yet I just want someone to have it….so I know someone I know is getting pleasure from this find!!