Denny works in egg tempera, a very old technique dating back more than 2000 years. It was the technique used by the Italian Renaissance painters until 1500 when it was overtaken by the invention of oil paints.
The opening reception is Friday, January 8 at 5:30 pm.
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 Red Show is a much-anticipated event in Ajo, kicking off Valentine’s Day with bright beautiful colors.
The show opened February 15 this year and will run until the middle of March. If you haven’t seen it yet, plan to stop by Ajo’s Plaza Gallery. You’ll discover a variety of media including painting, collages, photography, pottery and some surprises.
Several pieces have already sold (look for the little red dots) — great news for the artists. 🙂