Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Enjoy Art and Music in the Mountains with the AAI’s Incredible Audible & Studio Tour

Enjoy Art and Music in the Mountains with the AAI’s Incredible Audible & Studio Tour.


Enjoy Art and Music in the Mountains with the AAI’s Incredible Audible & Studio Tour

IDYLLWILD, CA, 7/6/10– The combination of art and music is enough to engender a festive day. Add to it the crisp scent of pine and a leisurely stroll through the charming, mile-high town of Idyllwild and the result is sure to be unforgettable. That is the idea behind the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s Incredible Audible Art and Studio Tour, which takes place this Saturday, July 10, from noon until 5pm.

The “Incredible Audible” is an annual event and part of the AAI’s “second Saturdays” series, in which a noteworthy art event takes place on the second Saturday of selected months between March and October. Pick up your map to AAI galleries and artist’s studios at the Village Centre Gazebo anytime between 10am and 4pm on the day of the event.

The Studio Tour offers an inside look at where the magic begins. Chat with Art Alliance artists, learn their techniques and find out where they find inspiration.

Browse the gallery route at your own pace, taking in the sights and sounds of one of the most popular art towns in America. Participating galleries will offer refreshments as well as an assortment of musical entertainment that runs from classical to folk.

Each gallery boasts a variety of original art that includes painting, sculpture, glass art, fabric, furniture, photography and more.

The Courtyard Gallery will feature jazz musician James Hagerty. As well as an accomplished keyboard artist, Hagerty is also the featured artist at the Courtyard Gallery for the event. Hagerty’s interesting surreal paintings and sculptures blend and compliment with his classic jazz interpretations.

Café Aroma will feature local musician David Jerome, whose classical guitar is sure to delight. Kathy Harmon-Luber is the gallery’s featured artist. Harmon-Luber is a fine art photographer whose work has been shown in galleries throughout the southwestern United States and Washington D.C.

Quiet Creek 'Living Room' Gallery, on Strawberry Creek, features internationally known, award-winning ceramic artist, Leslie Thompson. Her carved porcelain vessels are exhibited in major galleries throughout the country and her stunning jars and vases are heirloom quality, one-of-a kind pieces. This uniquely comfortable gallery will offer refreshments and great background music.

Artist of The Year 2001, Helen Molles and Artist of The Year 2005 and 2006 Elena Kern will be giving painting demonstrations on the deck at Four Corners Gallery, at the top of North Circle, next to the Fern Valley Emporium. The music at Four Corners will be provided by "Faultline," Kathleen Johnson and HoJo Reynolds.

Hear the incredible vibes by David Jerome’s acoustic guitar at The Village Centre; sponsored by Singerton Fine Arts and Everitt's Minerals and Gallery. This is a wonderful blend of music and art sponsored by the multi-talented artist Ron Singerton, and his wife Darla Singerton, who specializes in unique, detailed seed bead jewelry.

Everitt's Minerals and Gallery is featuring the work of twelve local artists and craftspeople: David Salk/ceramics, Kathleen Chaney/ceramics, Elizabeth Green/gourd artist, John Elsebusch /wood sculpture, Trudy Levy/ceramics, Lisa Lindahl /oceanlife bronze, Marcia Cox Holzman/multimedia, Brigeitte Lopez/gourd artist, Mac Lopez/Native American flute music, Ed Pyncomb/multimedia, Larry Everitt/lapidary-precious metal smith and Janet Everitt/lapidary-metal smith.

AAI Artists Darcy Gerdes, Carol Mills and others will open their studios for the tour.

Gerdes offers the following quote as a good representation of what a studio means to an artist:

"The Studio, a room to which the artist consigns himself for life, is naturally important, not only as a workplace, but as a source of inspiration. And it usually manages, one way or another, to turn up in his product." - Grace Clueck

While on the studio tour, be sure to see Idyllwild Jewelry Artist Emma Showalter's one-of-a-kind beaded necklaces in the Idyllwild Gallery Of Fine Art's Studio, located at 25675 Doubletree Drive. Showalter became entranced with beading when she visited her grandmother and discovered her bead collection. Gathering inspiration from global influences and nature’s beauty, the artist has evolved into an original designer and creator of exquisite beaded works.

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization designed to promote local artists and galleries while providing art education.
For more information on the “Incredible Audible” or other Art Alliance events, please visit our web site ( or call us at 877-439-5278 (877-IDYLART).

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