Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Art of Glass


Last Sunday I spent the afternoon at the Scottsdale Celebration of Fine Arts, an annual event that lasts from mid-January to the end of March.  Every year a large number of artists come to Arizona to spend two months working in the big white tents and selling their works of art.  It's a lot like going to an art museum to admire the work only in this case you get to talk to the artists and learn how they work.  I go every year and I usually come home with some treasure to call my own.

Pictured above is Kevin Powers a glass artist who had some very unique pieces.  If you would like to see some of his work, click here.  In the photo above, he was working very carefully on a piece that will become a beautiful flower.

I'll show you some more of the activities the show in the future.  If you live in the area, I highly recommend a visit.  The tents are located at the Loop 101 and Hayden Road.  Even if you don't buy anything, it is well worth the visit to see the beautiful objects so lovingly created.

17 comments:

JM said...

It's great watching this kind of work being done.

Kathy said...

Fun outing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's so fascinating watching glass blowing hey Sharon, I can understand why you go each year, and also to bring home a little treasure, lucky you.

Birdman said...

Looking forward to more. I'd enjoy a stroll through the tents too.

Karl said...

That's fascinating, Sharon. I saw this years ago in Murano (Venice)

glenda said...

This is a great event. Wonder if I still have time to attend.

Jarart said...

It is always fun to see a talented artist at work.

Magpie said...

Glass blowing is such a beautiful art. Tracy and I have been looking for somewhere to go...hmmm. :)

Teresa said...

Glass art is really something. I would love to see someone in action. How fun.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

What a coincidence. I just yesterday finally got around to viewing a program we had on the DVR for months about Dale Chihuly and a week long event he held at the Tacoma Glass Museum.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I'd enjoy a stroll around there. But as I'm unlikely to ever get there I'll be glad to see more of your photos.

RedPat said...

That is really a long time to be out there working in a tent. I hope a lot of people buy buy buy!

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I went to this one year but for some reason I seem to miss it every year. Darn!

Regina K said...

What a fun event, I would enjoy this. Looking forward to more.

Jack said...

I would definitely enjo this event. Some of the glass might even find its way into my collection!

Randy said...

I love watching glass artist.

Kate said...

Thanks for the link; I like the idea of "functional glassware" like those ring holders! Glass ware is fun to see; some of my favorite pieces of art. And, glass blowing is always great to watch.