Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Eye of the Artist

IDYLLWILD, CA – 3/8/10 – What does “scale” mean to you? That’s what artists in Idyllwild must decide for this year’s “Eye of the Artist” event, presented by the Art Alliance of Idyllwild. For the March 13, event, each artist member will create a work of art based on his or her interpretation of “scale.” With mediums that include painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry, furniture, basketry, metal and mixed media, the results are sure to be spectacular.

This year’s “Eye Opener,” which takes place at the Rainbow in on South Circle Drive, from 7-9pm, begins the AAI’s 13th season of promoting arts and arts education in the mountain town of Idyllwild while supporting local artists and galleries. Each of the AAI’s member artists is asked to create a piece of art based on the theme. About 50 interpretations of the theme “scale” are expected and guests will have a chance to take home one or more of these original works of art in an “opportunity drawing. For the cost of a $2 ticket, you can add to your art collection or start a new one. Local gallery owners also get into the act by donating exquisite works of art, which will go to the highest bidder in a live auction, hosted by Frank Ferro.

"This year's EYE event is going to be a great way to kick off the year up in Idyllwild,” said AAI artist Norm Deesing. “As an artist, I am always thrilled with the variety of beautiful pieces of art from other local artists. My family and I love this mountain showcase. Every year we walk away from this event with a fantastic art bargain and having a hell of a time."

The “Eye of the Artist” event is the AAI’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds help fund AAI events throughout the season. The event also kicks off the annual “Second Saturdays” season, which offers a unique art events from March through October. For a listing of this year’s events, please visit the AAI web site (http://www.artindiyllwild.com/).

Don Reed will provide the evening’s entertainment. Daly Construction is sponsoring the event with floral arrangements provided by Florist in the Forest. The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that contributes to the Idyllwild Arts Academy and to the SmArts Program at Idyllwild School. A suggested donation of $5, you will enjoy a spirited evening of food, fun and exceptional art. Tickets for the opportunity drawing are $2 each, 3 for $5, 7 for $10 or 25 for $20. Buy more and boost your odds of taking home an incredible piece of original art for a bargain.

For more information, call the Art Alliance of Idyllwild at 877-439-5278 or visit the web site at http://www.artinidyllwild.com/.

Darcy Gerdes
"Art is a Pigment Of Your Imagination"

Flying Pigment Studio

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