Saturday, February 26, 2011

SATurday Show And Tell

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day with my sister and BIL at the Fountain Hills Great Art Fair. It is a juried fair that brings 500 world class artists together in a lovely setting, around Fountain Park and beyond, displaying their unique talents. Every hour, on the hour, the fountain in the middle of the man-made lake spews water to the height of 582 feet. 


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I had a grand time taking pictures of some of the booths. I know I it’s not the same as being there, but I hope you can get a feel for the day and will enjoy.

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Adorabe! 

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This piccture doesn't do this art justice but I hope you can get the idea of the beauty. 



Tag says--It's not that she despises flies, she just enjoys swatting them.  


Flattened wine bottles used as spoons rests or servers.


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This is the Arizona Centennial Copper Chopper handcrafted by motorcycle designer Paul Yaffe. It serves as the official ambassador for the Arizona 100th celebration into statehood and was unveiled last fall at the Arizona State Fair. It is currently on a 17- month tour around the state.


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The center stage was graced by Brule, a Native American group that has been performing together for 18 years. This is Paul LaRoche who spotlights the stage on the keyboard and also chants, and his daughter, Nicole, who is a flutist. Because the Native American male in courtship plays the wooden flute, Nicole honors that tradition by carving out her own exquisite sound of the wooden flute on the steel flute. Paul’s son, Shane, plays the electric guitar, and there are two very animated drummers that were so entertaining to watch. They draw quite a crowd every half hour and Paul very graciously intermingles with the people in between sets. They were in the Rose Bowl Parade this year, performed 200 shows in Branson, MO last year, but have returned to the road this year because they miss uniting with mainstream America and promoting the Native American culture. Quite often there are dancers although not yesterday. BIG NEWS: Look for them on America’s Got Talent this year! They’ve got my vote!        

And what fair wouldn’t be complete without the dogs! (Even though the paper said –No Pets!)

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The K-9 Kool Kaps booth was very popular. Remember—this is sunny Arizona! Well, yesterday it was anyway--today, not so much. I know, most of you don't feel sorry for us.

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