Northwest NEWS

July 27, 1998

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Sandblast '98

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Photos by Andrew Walgamott/staff photos

Jenn Dazey of Duvall sculpts a dog resting on a wooden box on the bow of the Black Prince.

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Ted Wanger dances with Alexina Boudreaux-Allen to the sounds of Cajun band Les Femmes dčEnfer. Alexina is the daughter of one of the fiddle players in the six piece band.

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The real Black Prince, pictured here circa 1900, and the recreation being carved from sand.



   DUVALL--Arts, dance and playing in the sand all came together this weekend at Sandblast '98, set on the sunny shores of the Snoqualmie River on the west edge of town.
Arts, dance and playing in the sand all came together this weekend at Sandblast '98, set on the sunny shores of the Snoqualmie River on the west edge of town.
  
   The fourth annual beach sandsculpture event expanded this year to include music and dance workshops and an art walk.
  
   Sandcarvers, under the guidance of professional sand artist Kali Bradford, carved out a replica of the Black Prince, a riverboat that delivered goods to residents up and down the Valley in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
  
   The summer arts festival, organized by Duvall Gardens and SunSpaces owner Sunny Ruthchild, also featured a variety of dance workshops at TJ Dance and performances at an outdoor stage at McCormick Park.
  
   The event culminated Sunday evening with a group performance by dance workshop participants and Friends of Youth talent show winners.