"14th annual "HIDDEN IN THE HILLS" Art Studio Tour"
Two Week-ends (6 Days)
November 19th, 20th & 21st
November 26th , 27th & 28th
Friday, Saturday & SundayHours: 10:00am to 5:00pm
The working studios of Karen Leeds & Bela Fidel will be Studio #26 for six days in the "Hidden in the Hills" Art Tour sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League. This year we will be four artists, one studio. We are pleased to have Joan Waters and Jane Nassanoas guest artists. The show begins Friday November 19th week-end and continues the following week-end after Thanksgiving.
This year's "Hidden In the Hills" showcases the creations of 145 artists in 45 private working studiosnestled in the hills and vales of the beautiful Sonoran desert throughout North Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek. Visit the official web site to preview artists and customize your own tour on-line. MORE INFO HERE
DEMONSTRATIONS ... Bela, Jane, Joan and I will be demonstratingsilk painting, oil pastel andsoft pastel, acrylicand the ancient art ofencaustic (hot wax)onFridays & Sundays. In addition, Joan will be discussing her inspirations and how she creates her compelling metal scuptures. Last year our informative & entertaining demos drew large crowds.
HOLIDAY GIFTS& REFRESHMENTS ... Besides our larger works of art, we will have small original treasures suitable for stockings and holiday gift giving. Please come enjoy refreshments and drink, and browse through our galleries.We will have official show directories for other studios available on site free of charge.
"To create art is part of my purpose in this life. I see compositions for paintings everywhere I look and colors in places that no one else sees. When I see something that is visually pleasing to me, it makes me happy and I'm honored to be able to capture and share this with the world."
Metal Sculpture * Acrylic * Mixed Media * Public Works
"My work explores the ambiguity and dynamic qualities of metal, as I turn flat, hard, industrial steel into organic textures and forms that seem to shift and move as they reflect light. I use welding tools, hammers and grinders in the same way one would use traditional artist tools. I also create large abstract paintings and public projects from my Tempe, AZ studio."
FIREDANCE 1, Welded Steel / Patina / Enamel, 27 X 35 X 3