An Evening at the Theater

How’s this for a deal? Three plays for the price of one — and all on the same night!

The Ajo Community Players are busy getting ready for the upcoming performances of their one-act plays on January 17th & 18th at the Dicus Auditorium.

The actors are rehearsing, sets are being painted, props and costumes are being collected, sound and lights are being arranged, and posters and tickets are ready to go. It will be a fun evening with three one-act plays and refreshments at intermission. We are hoping to have some original art work to raffle off as well. All in all, a big event, and we’re hoping for a big turnout.

We could really use your help as well. Please encourage as many other people as you can to come to these shows. We will have tickets available to sell, too, and we hope many of you will help us sell them.

The tickets go on sale December 27th, and will be priced at $8 in advance or $10 at the door. If you are interested in selling advance tickets, contact us and we’ll set you up. Tickets will also be available at the ACFA potluck this Sunday, along with posters to distribute.

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Submitted by Sherri O’Hare

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The Quilt Show is Coming!

Ajo Piecemakers’ Quilt Show, “Quilting in the Sonoran Desert” is happening Friday February 7 and Saturday February 8, from 9 am – 3 pm in the Curley School Auditorium. Admission is $2.

There will be quilting demonstrations (10 am, noon and 2 pm), a new quilt display and bed-turning presentations (9:30 am, 11:30 and 1:30 pm). You also have a chance to win a beautiful quilt. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. There will also be a number of vendors at the show.

The Quilt Show is just one of the events happening during this annual 10-day event. Check out Ajo Arts Alive! for more information.

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People’s Choice Award

The annual Federated Church Art Show sponsored by ACFA/DAG was held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the La Mina entrance to the Federated Church just off the Plaza.

Diane Carnright won the “People’s Choice” award for her painting titled ”Desert Home”. Yolanda Aguilar, one of our newest members, was the most successful artist selling three pieces.

                                             Diane Carnright

Paul Chadell and Larry Huff were the lucky winners of the door prizes donated by Diane Carnright and Marilyn Jackson, respectively.

Marilyn Jackson

                                        Marilyn Jackson

The art was beautiful. The heavy local turnout made the artists feel appreciated. The 2014 show will be on Dec 6, next year.

Submitted by Pat Rigdon

Sketch Class Is A Hit

Jacqueline Andes, Sketch ClubThe idea for a sketch class is a hit with many Ajo artists. The group meets each Wednesday for 2 hours to hone their drawing skills using models.

The next gathering is this Wednesday. The group will take a break for the holidays and reconvene January 8th, same time, same place.

Jacqueline Andes completed this piece at the first class.

Art Show at the Federated Church

Members of the Desert Artist Guild once again put on a fine show at the Federated Church. Here are some of the pieces featured at this year’s event.

DAG’s next big event is the 5th annual Juried Show & Sale at the Plaza Gallery in Ajo. Intake is Saturday January 4th. The opening is Friday January 10 from 5:30 to 7:30. The show runs to February 10.

Christmas Art Show

The annual Christmas Art Show & Sale at the Plaza Gallery opened in Ajo last Friday — and by all accounts it was a lot of fun.

I visited the show today and was impressed by the work. Several artists surprised me with the new directions they’re taking with their art. It’s well worth a visit.

Here are a few of the pieces featured in this year’s show. Also, don’t forget to check out the display case just inside Art Stop — it features small items that are also part of the show, including some gorgeous jewelry by Mari Zimmermann.

Photography by Katie Kerr

Katie Kerr is an amazing nature photographer. Stop by the Ajo library this month and you’ll be able to see some of her latest work.

She’ll also be giving a talk this Saturday at 10 AM at the library titled Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. She’ll speak not only about the image itself but how it is presented.

Katie says: “My basic thought is If I like it, then someone else may also. I don’t try to do something because I think it is what others may like. After all, I may be the one to take it home to hang it on my wall.” 😉