It was a windy day in Ajo but that didn’t seem to hinder the artists working in the Plaza alley. I was amazed to see how some of the works had progressed since yesterday.
There were a lot of visitors today — some sauntered over after the Second Saturday and Ajo Regional Food Festival festivities, others came just to see the art and meet the artists.
Mike (DaWolf) Baker said some of the artists were working until nearly midnight last night. Some people brought refreshments, there was music and an all-round good evening. If you aren’t busy tonight, check out the art in the alley. 🙂
Even with her arm in a sling, Diane Carnright, who helped start the first artists’ group in Ajo in the mid-1980s, can still wield a paintbrush
Art from the heart
Desert Senita Community Health Center
This reminds me of a Haida totem pole
Young artists at work
Kat from Alaska is painting up a storm
Jackie Andes is working on Arizona’s “5 C’s” — starting with cattle
Hop David, editor of the Ajo Copper News, is also a talented artist
The 3 musicians are just about done
What a difference a day makes
Something’s happening here …
Mike & a visiting artist compare notes
Tucson’s Alice Glasser starts her mural
Although some artists used a projector to throw images on the wall, Alice sketched her image entirely freehand
Lots of interest in what is happening
Two AmeriCorps volunteers, working at the Sonoran Desert Conference Center, came for a look-see
Jackie Andes, newly elected president of the Ajo Council for the Fine Arts
Artist Denny Carriere (R) emerged from his studio to check out the action in the alley
A new design – Victor Garcia
One of the artists needed shade to check out the mural plans on his laptop
The conductor is George Hanson. He’s conducted over 100 orchestras on five continents and served as assistant to Leonard Bernstein for seven years. This year marks his 20th year with the TSO as Music Director.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Students are free. Tickets available at Chamber of Commerce, Ajo Copper News, Raven’s Nest and Shadow Ridge RV office.
If you attended last year’s concert you know what an enjoyable evening awaits. If you’ve never been before, well, what can I say! Get your tickets early and join us. 🙂
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.
Look out, Ajo, we’re about to be invaded. The Carpetbag Brigade is coming to town and bringing with it a wonderful event titled Callings. This is an amazing combination of dance and theater, unlike many of us have seen before.
To welcome them to Ajo and the community, we’ll be having a potluck in the Curley Courtyard behind the Auditorium Sunday, March 9 at 5:00 pm. Please bring your own table service and drinks and a yummy dish to share. If you are available to help set up and/or clean up afterward, please contact Jim Reiman. (On the Contact page, click on Ajo Council for the Fine Arts.)
Photo by Christopher Mankowski
The Carpetbaggers will be in town the entire following week and will be performing on Friday March 14 at 6:30 pm in the Curley School Auditorium. Admission is $10 (students are free) — what a deal for a performance by a professional troupe.
That was the scene at Saturday’s garage sale for the Ajo Council for the Arts (ACFA). More items that we could count came in on Thursday and Friday, donated by Ajoites who appreciate the work ACFA does for the arts in this small town.
There was a lineup at the door well before 7:30 AM — and once the doors opened the crowd poured in. It was so busy I didn’t even have time to take any pictures. 🙂
Many thanks to Sally Morrow and her committee for organizing the event, and to all those who volunteered to help in so many ways.
Thanks also to artists Pat Rigdon and Joyce Chaney who each donated a piece of art. Lots of people bought tickets for a chance to win the pieces.
We’re in for a grand treat this coming Wednesday February 19 — the Tucson Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Dicus Auditorium in Ajo. What a wonderful opportunity to listen to some great music.
The pops theme concert — “That’s Amore! with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra” — includes many favorite tunes like Moon River, The Pink Panther, William Tell Overture, The Godfather and more.