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Ocotillo Artists Group shines in annual spring show

March 30th, 2022 SanTan Sun News
Ocotillo Artists Group shines in annual spring show

By SanTan Sun News Staff

Just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day, area residents and art collectors can enjoy fine art and craft by Chandler area artists as the Ocotillo Artists Group presents its spring art show.

The show in downtown Ocotillo will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 2.

Artisans include ceramicists, jewelers, painters, digital artists and more, creating one-of-a-kind art for collectors as well as for gifts.

“We are so pleased to present another art show and sale in Downtown Ocotillo,” said organizer Sandy Ashbaugh of Ocotillo Artists Group. “And we’d like to thank Spike Lawrence for providing the space for us.”

Look for the white tents along 2547 W. Queen Creek Road between Price and Dobson roads on the west end of the shopping center.

Admission is free, and there is ample parking.

The Ocotillo Artists Group is an organization of high-quality artists, crafts people and makers who live in or near Ocotillo. The members are dedicated to supporting each other with monthly meetings, programs, networking and art exhibits.

The group promotes a number of area artists, such as Larry Larson of Caribou Glass Studio, who uses “the techniques of crackle, murrini and reactives he strive for the wow factor in every unique piece,” according to the group’s Facebook page.

It also includes Erin Warner, a fused glass artist who is “inspired by the natural beauty around her home and led by a lifelong love of art she explores new techniques to create unique pieces of art” as well as Sue Roake, who creates “amazing purses,” each of which “have a tale to tell of where it has been and what it has endured. Using vintage cowboy boots, horse tack, cowhide and saddle blankets, each purse is a unique work of art that has been branded, signed and numbered.”

Ashbaugh “is inspired by the colors and artistry of sushi, the many flavors of sake’ and their corresponding serving pieces. Using the juxtaposition of bold colors and light clay, her pieces are a modern interpretation of traditional flasks and cups.”

Information: facebook.com/ocotilloartistsgroup or ocotilloartistsgroup@gmail.com.