Fine Arts Festival brings regional artists and performers to Oro Valley, Aug. 10 & 11by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jul. 16, 2013, under Press Releases
Arts and Cultural Alliance presents third annual Oro Valley Indoor Summer Fine
Arts Festival at Hilton El Conquistador, inside the air-conditioned resort
July 16, 2013 — “Basketry is
my passion,” said Arlene Zaloznik, who will show her intricate basket artwork
along with other jewelry, ceramic, leather, metal and décor artists during the Oro
Valley Indoor Summer Fine Arts Festival.
place on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the
third annual event features live music, free kids’ activities and exquisite
artwork in the cool, air-conditioned setting of the Hilton El Conquistador Golf
and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road
self-taught and working out of her home in Green Valley, Zaloznik began weaving
in 1996 after taking a class while visiting a friend in Alaska.
basketry has evolved into primarily pine needle weaving on gourds,” she said. Most
gourds are left in their natural state, occasionally dyed with ink. She
incorporates fossils – ammonites, orthoceras and geodes – into the weaving.
have become intrigued with the many dried botanicals that are now available,” she
said “and embellish most of my gourds with these along with beads and treasures
I find while exploring the desert.”
by the colors and shapes in nature, the gourds have an earthy quality that
brings her an inner peace while weaving and decorating.
by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the festival’s setting at the
base of the majestic Pusch View Mountains brings the beautiful desert to life
through the many artists inspired by the Southwest’s landscapes and wildlife.
year, attendees can expect to find up to 50 fine artists from around the region
as well as live strolling performances throughout the weekend. Festival-goers
can enjoy acoustic violin, jazz and bluegrass among fine, handcrafted artisan displays.
Saturday, Aug. 10
a.m. Vanessa Anne
a.m. Jonathan W.
Martinez – acoustic guitar
p.m. Moss Worthington – steel drums
p.m. Peter Biedermann – guitarist, singer
p.m. Gary Jones – guitar, vocals, harmonica
p.m. Widow’s Hill – bluegrass
Sunday, Aug. 11
a.m. ForTheLuvvaMusic – piano, vocals, jazz, Broadway
a.m. Monarch Music Performance
– string, vocals
p.m. Desert Deuce – guitar, cello
p.m. David Rose – acoustic guitar
p.m. Arco – acoustic guitar, violin
p.m. John Monfore Trio – jazz trio
Indoor Summer Fine Arts Festival
When: Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday,
Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Tucson Hilton El
Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road
Phone: (520) 797-3959
NOTE TO MEDIA:
About the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona
Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists
to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce
strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and
individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective
communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in
the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and
other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the
arts and culture for both the young and the old.
The Southern Arizona
Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) grew out of the Greater Oro Valley Arts
Council (GOVAC), an organization established in 1997 to provide artistic and
cultural opportunities for residents of northwest Tucson. GOVAC eventually
became one of the largest arts organizations in the region. In 2009, owing to
its success, the group expanded its mission to include creation of partnerships
with business, governments, and communities throughout Southern Arizona that
would encourage innovative, creative cultural expression in the arts for years
For more information about programs and events produced by the
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, go to www.saaca.org.