Ajo’s art community got a great boost with the release of a brochure describing some of the many pieces of outdoor art located around town.
The brochure was launched at Second Saturday on December 13 and included a bus tour to see some of the featured pieces. Local artist Jacqueline Andes was our tour guide and we were also joined at some of the locations by the artists who had produced the work.
The International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) produced the brochure. You can read more about this venture and see some of the work here.
Yes, it’s that time of year! Plans are underway for the annual Desert Art Guild Show & Sale. This event is always a highlight of the winter season in Ajo — and a great opportunity for artists to strut their stuff.
Kate Kerr is known for the color and striking clarity of her photographs. Her latest show, “Light & Color”, opened at the Ajo Public Library last week.
She gave a talk at the opening reception, outlining the cameras and techniques she uses to capture her images. “I use mainly a Nikon and an Olympus, ranging from 4 to 24 pixels, and usually on automatic settings.”
For editing she uses Picassa, a free program you can download from the internet. “I used to use some of the bigger photo editing programs but I found that Picassa gives me the tools I need and the natural colors I saw when I took the photo.”
Katie is currently upgrading her website so it’s offline for the next while but you can see some of her gorgeous work at the library. The show is up until the end of December and all the photos are for sale.