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Arivaca Artists’ Studio Tour
What has Thirteen Artists, Nine Studios, Two Galleries, and One Mountain Range Exhibit? The Arivaca Artists’ Studio Tour, of Course.
Sculptors, ceramists, quilters, painters, and mixed media artists will showcase their work at their studios throughout Arivaca, Arizona, on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Located 60 miles south of Tucson, Arivaca is a historic mining town that boasts the quintessential main street with a post office, library, mercantile, cantina, artists’ galleries, antique store and coffee roaster. The community defines picturesque right down to the Charolais cattle roaming the streets.
For this reason and more that will be apparent once the incredible landscape is encountered, it is a fertile environment for the many artists that live and work there. Thirteen artists unique to this year’s tour will have work on display. Attendees can visit the studios of painters Mark Stern, Jutta DeMay, Rafaela Orozco Andrews and Mark Dresang; sculptors David and Paula Perino and John Gourley; ceramicist Robin Warren; and mixed media artists Aggie Fraser and Christina Baklanoff.
Work by quilter Janis Beckelman, sculptor Antonia Gallegos, and leather and beadwork artist Hawk Clinton will be exhibited in the Arivaca Action Center. Mountain landscapes by local artists of the vistas around Arivaca will be on display in the Arivaca Schoolhouse, the oldest standing schoolhouse in Arizona.
In addition, the Arivaca Artists’ Co-op and Cactus Rose Gallery will be open. Both carry work by other local artists.
Comestibles will be available from the Arivaca Community Center which will again offer its crowd pleasing Sonoran stuffed chicken, quiche and side dishes, as well as the Cookie Wagon by local Girl Scout Troop 3098. St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church will serve homemade tamales, beans and tortillas, and will provide tours of the historic church featuring Stations of the Cross by Ted DeGrazia.
Also open will be Arivaca businesses, including eateries Caffe Aribac and Gadsden Coffee Company, Sweet Peas Café, Virginia’s Rancherita Wagon, and La Gitana Cantina.
This year’s tour benefits the Arivaca Action Center whose mission is to provide space for opportunities which enhance rural life, focusing on education, the arts, hospitality, wellness and sustainability.
Tickets are available in Green Valley at the Chamber of Commerce and
LaVonne’s Hair Design; in the Amado Territory Ranch at Ooh La La Designer Consignor; and in Arivaca at the Library, Ceramic Shop, Artists’ Co-op, and Cactus Rose Gallery. (Tickets are payable by check and cash; exact change appreciated).
Tickets can also be purchased by emailing ArtistsTour2013@gmail.com or calling 520-591-0852.
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