|2012 Duvall SandBlast Festival of the Arts a muse|
|Written by Valley View Staff|
|Monday, 09 July 2012 12:26|
DUVALL–The annual SandBlast Festival of the Arts will once again be held at McCormick Park, on the shore of the historic and beautiful Snoqualmie River; Saturday and Sunday, July 21st and 22nd.
The festival celebrates, introduces and promotes local and regional artists, musicians and supporting organizations.
SandBlast features many endeavors into the arts including professionally-directed, interactive sand sculpting, live music, community theatre and a juried fine arts and crafts fair. Free family fun for all.
Of the many artists on hand, this year’s festival will feature two robust and accomplished artists, both having exhibited extensively, with works in many collections. The featured artists are Kali Bradford, award winning and internationally known master sand sculptor, and Dan Cautrell, master printmaker, muralist, mixed media srtist, and SandBlast visual art director.
Meet them in person and “muse” their creations. In addition to Kali and Dan, and on-scene artist Joe Lee Davidson, this year’s artisans include: (roster at press time) Paula Strobel and friends, mixed arts; Kristin O’connor, jewelry/bags; Brian Kearns, metal; Jo Parmley, T-dye; Janelle, drawing/painting; Stan Kozad, metal; Brian Kearns, metal; Laura Krause, jewelry; Cynthia Jones, pottery ceramics; Christy Rommel, mosaic; Heather Kyle, photography; Dawn Henry, jewelry; Wendy Shimada, photography; Mallory Milke, painting/prints; Grand Girls Glass, glassware and Becky Jeanes, fish prints. Artists will display and sell their work, and some will offer demonstrations.
Gerry Kollman is much more than the musical director for the 2012 SandBlast Festival of the Arts, he has been involved with the SandBlast festivals since 2001 and has assumed many rolls to support the festival including music director, musician and impresario. Gerry and assistant musical director Cheree Harder have carefully arranged the quality and presentation of this year’s performers. This year’s festival offers talent from all ages and genres from reggae to classic rock, blues to country roots.
Saturday, July 21st performances: noon-12:20 p.m. opening by Peter Ali; 12:20-1:10 p.m. Marc Bristol & Okie Doke; 1:30-2:20 p.m. Cool Water Duo (Brooke Pennock & Wendy McDowell); 2:40-3:30 p.m. Budget Funeral Band; 3:50 -4:40 p.m. BOWI; 5-6 p.m. Noisy Neighbors, and from 7-9 p.m. Cascade Community Theatre presents its one act adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”
Sunday, July 22nd performances: noon -12:50 p.m. That’s Cashed; 1:10 -2 p.m. Felonious Monk; 2:20 -3:10 p.m. Rick Ravenscroft Trio; 3:30-4:20 p.m. Susan Burke Band; 4:40-5:30 p.m. Kate Phillips and Americana Soul; 5:40-6 p.m. closing by Peter Ali. Peter Ali is a Native American flutist who will also play between performances (musicians and times subject to change).
Let the “arts muse you” during the festival hours of Saturday, July 21st, noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 22nd, noon to 6 p.m.
Food and beverage vendors on site: Rustic Pie Wood-Fired Pizza and G & G Dogs – gourmet hot dogs and sausages. Alcohol not permitted in the park. Feel free to bring your own lawn blankets and chairs.
The event is brought to you by many local sponsors, the Duvall Foundation for the Arts and the City of Duvall. For more information, contact Duvall Foundation for the Arts at www.duvallarts.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Duvall Foundation for the Arts promotes creativity, diversity and cultural awareness by supporting the arts and arts education in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley.