For the October ArtWalk we're lucky to have two featured artists - Juan Carlos Medina and Gina Richmann!
Juan Carlos Medina is a painter originally from Chihuahua, Mexico who grew up in Los Angeles and has lived in Chinle, Arizona for the last few years. The influence of his new home has crept into his work, with imagery of reservation life blending with art inspired by his Mexican heritage.
Juan Carlos paints with oils and acrylics and uses bold colors offset by deep shadows to bring his subjects to life. He surrounds his pieces with vintage frames that finish and compliment them. He will be bringing seven brand new original paintings to the gallery for the October ArtWalk and will be joining us to talk with customers about his art and life. Whether you love his art inspired by Dia de los Muertos, Frida Kahlo, daily life, or haven't seen his work at all yet, stop by and say hello!
While Juan Carlos and his new paintings will be inside, a different kind of painter will be giving live demos in front of the gallery. Gina Richmann will be painting her vibrant silk scarves and chatting with ArtWalk attendees. If you haven't had a chance to see silk-painting done in-person it is definitely worth the stop. Gina's years of experience show as she carefully places and blends colors on the flexible material and brings scenes to life in the time it takes you to stand and watch!
To round out the evening we will have live music by the Flagstaff folk duo, Mystic Harvest. They always liven up ArtWalk with energetic music full of guitar, banjo, harmonica, and beautiful vocals.
Join us for an ArtWalk full of color and fun on Friday, October 4th from 6-9pm - and don't forget to sign up to blow your own ornament with George while you're there!
It's that time of year again - BYOB!
What is BYOB? It's a chance to go into George Averbeck's glass blowing studio and blow your own ornament! In a 15 minute session participants choose their colors, and then George and Holly will help them to create a glass ball like his holiday ornaments. George is holding BYOB sessions on two weekends this year: October 12 & 13 and November 16 & 17.
How do you participate? Come to Arizona Handmade Gallery at 13 N. San Francisco St. or call the gallery at 928-779-3790. Our staff can tell you which timeslots are still available and process your payment. You must pay when you sign up. You're welcome to sign up for multiple sessions to share the experience with friends and family! The cost is $30 per session (per person) and includes the cost of the workshop and the ornament which is ready for pickup the next day.
It's easy and doesn't require any experience - just come in close-toed shoes and non-polyester clothes and enjoy blowing your own ball!
News and Events
See what events are coming up for AZ Handmade and Fire on the Mountain Galleries, including ArtWalk features for each month and special events like Blow Your Own Ornament workshops and silk scarf painting classes!