Local artists to meet and greet AWG visitors at Frames & Things in Soldotna

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006

 

  Brian Irwin with an original Ed Tussey painting, Tussey is one of the 4 featured artists who will be present during the AWG 4 day show

Brian Irwin with an original Ed Tussey painting, Tussey is one of the 4 featured artists who will be present during the AWG 4 day show

Four artists, four shows, for four special days. Visitors from around the world during the 2006 Arctic Winter Games will have a unique opportunity to meet popular Alaskan artists. According to Brian Irwin of Frames and Things in Soldotna the idea was to provide a central location where visitors could engage in dialogue with some of our local artists. “The first day March 8th, we will be featuring Alaskan wildlife photographer John Ferguson. Thursday the 9th, Norma Daniels will be here with her exquisite Alaskan crafting of hand made detailed images of Gnomes, Santa’s, and Russian dolls. Then Friday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Regina Mcabee will present her dazzling birch bark vessels shaped in a variety of free flowing forms. Then Saturday we’ll conclude the series just before the AWG closing ceremonies with the legendary Ed Tussey. Ed will be present to meet and talk with you and sign his work. If you enjoy meeting artists, Ed is one of the nicest people you’ll ever engage in conversation,” said Irwin.

Irwin sees parallels between artists and athletes in that they are individuals with a passion for what they do, “Artists enjoy sharing their craft that they work on daily and athletes have a craft that they practice daily to be successful, and when you get these people who excel together to talk with each other, it can be an amazing experience. So we hope that our four artists in four days will add to every ones Arctic Winter Games experience,” said Irwin. The artists will also be with us and demonstrating some of their unique methods during the shows. Frames and Things is located in the Soldotna Blazy Mall across form Wells Fargo Bank and McDonald’s. For more information call Brian at 262-5248



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