Thursday, September 06, 2007

Upcoming Art Shows: Wind Dancer Design

October is generally a busy month in Tucson. The weather is perfect, and the city is alive with students, snowbirds, tourists, and the desert rats who live here all year-- like me.

This October will be particularly busy for me. My mosaics will be in three upcoming jurried shows.

Contents Interiors, an upscale furniture and interior decorating store, is hosting an art show beginning October 6 and running through November 10. Two of my works-- Chilies on the Vine and Mi Corazon, Mi Vida-- will be in this show. The reception is Saturday, October 6 from 11 am - 3 pm.

The Tohono Chul Park Dia de los Muertos show runs from August 23 until November 4. There is a free opening reception on Friday, October 26 from 5-8 pm. In addition to the art show, there will be fire dancing, drumming, puppet shows and more.

Cascada de Luz (my mosaic waterfall-- as seen above and in earlier posts below when it was under construction) has been accepted into the Glow, which is October 25, 26, and 27 in Oracle, Arizona. The Glow is a very cool event at the Triangle L Ranch. In addition to a lighted, night time walk through a sculpture garden under the full moon, the event includes food, music and dancing. It's a blast! There are several bed and breakfast inns in Oracle for those who don't want to drive home.

November 10-11, Wind Dancer Design Studio will be open as part of the Tucson Pima Arts Council Studio Tour. More on this as the date approaches.


Jeri Cochran said...

We are going to be in Tucson for the 2008 Gem and Mineral Show. I read your blog entry on that and I wondered if you would be so kind as to give us some tips on lodging, shopping, and food. I love mosaic, collage, fabric art, and your blog made me think you would have suggestions we would like.

Jai said...

Lodging during the Gem Show can be difficult. I'd suggest checking Craigslist Tucson. In addtion to hotel rooms, people rent guest houses and rooms.

Shopping: I love the Gem Show. I go to the hotels along I10 (Days Inn, Sheraton, etc.) and the African Village south of those hotels. I also like the tents near the Holidome and at Tucson Electric Park. (Did you look at my Gem Show posts?) As for other shopping, 4th Ave. and the Lost Barrio are fun-- lots of unique shops and local art.

Food: Tucson has great local restaurants. I avoid the chain establishments. Feast, King Fisher, and Cafe Poca Cosa are great for high-end dinners. Guadalajara Grill, Mi Nidito, and El Minuto are my favorite Mexican restaurants. The downtown El Charro has great ambiance and a very cool patio but just ok food. El Parador has good food, great salsa dancing, and tastey Margaritas. Beyond Bread has wonderful salads and sandwiches. Sushi Ten has good sushi but it can be nosiey and crowded.