Featuring Elaine Dillingham in February
We're excited to be kicking off 2024's ArtWalk season with the lovely Elaine Dillingham! If you're unfamiliar, Elaine is an artist right here in Flagstaff who speaks poetry with her brush. Her work is often based on a soft palette punctuated by bursts of bold color.
Elaine doesn't limit herself to one style, medium, or subject matter. Having lived in Flagstaff since 1989, she sometimes draws inspiration from the natural world of northern Arizona, like her depiction of the Sacred Datura in Storm Blossom. Other paintings recreate still lives, but in her work, whimsical lines distort, anthropomorphize, and enliven everyday objects until they have a voice of their own. In her words: "I draw and paint from life, then interpret. I like to glide on the edge of abstraction. Acrylic, watercolor, ink – I love them all."
Elaine will have original paintings up for her show, and is also offering prints which she has individually painted with an iridescent acrylic overlay - making each print one-of-a-kind. Elaine will be at ArtWalk on Friday, February 2nd starting at 6:00pm, along with Craig Yarbrough of the Grand Canyon Guitar Society who will be playing live music! If you're far away, you can view and order her work via our online store.
Valentine Jewelry Trunk Show!
Nancy Foo will have her hand-cut stone and mixed-metal jewelry, including new mokume-gane pieces that are oxidized to bring out the stunning, wood-grain affect of the metal.
Pam Gemin will have a huge selection of bracelets and earrings. Her new gemstone bracelets are made with stones like jade, peach moonstone, and smoky quartz. She'll have charms at the Trunk Show and can attach them on-site for a personalized piece!
Join us to meet the jewelers and shop their new work on Saturday, February 10th from 12:00-4:00pm!
Psst! That day is also the Chocolate Walk in downtown Flagstaff!
We're back to our normal hours of 10:00am-5:00pm Monday-Saturday and 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday. We're generally not daunted by the snow, but if there are any unexpectedly crazy storms, we'll post any closures on our social media.
We have work from over twenty different artists available in our online store - like Chandra Hemminger's mug on the left and Mark Arnegard's mug on the right. Blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, scarves, and more can be ordered for a special Valentine's Day gift.
Sending love from AZ Handmade Gallery!
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