This weekend November 10th & 11th is the La Encantada Fine Art Festival featuring 45 fine art exhibitors as well as performing arts presentations from local art, music and theatre groups.
The festival will be at the following times:
For more information visit www.laencantadafestival.org
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
11am FULL SAIL
Full Sail is a 7-piece horn band that plays an eclectic style of jazz, swing, rock and blues, thereby appealing to a wide audience. Most of the band met through the Tucson Musician Club. Arrangements are pretty much all original by either Ed Wanek (Guitar, Vocals), Phil Daly (Bass, Vocals) or Zac Seasly (Drums). The horn section comprises Don Weaver (Tenor and Soprano Sax), David Price (Tenor Sax) and Jeremy Peters (Trumpet/Trombone). A recent addition to the band has been Stacie Devaney (Vocals, Keys). So, get ready for a foot stompin' time!
12pm Violin Stars
Violin Stars is a Youth Violin Group under the direction of Laura Tagawa, wife of Toru Tagawa; violinist, and Conductor of the Tucson Repertory Orchestra, and Orchestra Director for CDO High School. Come be a part and support these young, and up and coming musicians.
1pm Desert Deuce
Desert Deuce began as an idea of guitarist Lance Swaim. He envisioned a harmonic convergence of sorts with guitar and cello. After moving to Tucson Rob McManus began seeking performance opportunities and found Lance's online request for a cellist to collaborate with. After a short period of time they are now enjoying the sweet sounds they produce today, a unique blend of classical, folk, Latin and jazz.
Cobblestone is an exciting new collaboration between two of Southern Arizona's leading Celtic musicians: fiddler Sharon Goldwasser of Tucson's Round the House, and singer and guitarist Jamie O'Brien (founder member of the nationally renowned traditional Irish band, Fánaí.) The two combine spirited tunes and moving ballads from the Irish repertoire and from further afield.
ForTheLuvvaMusic is the husband and wife team of Mark and Arlette Willis. Arlette is a soprano and Mark accompanies her at the piano and plays harmonica. Arlette and Mark have been performing for hundreds of clients since High School in 1978. They studied voice under Mr. Brazeal Dennard in Detroit and have traveled across the USA, with invitations to Japan and Russia since. Their LuvvaMusic spans many genres including Jazz, Blues, Broadway, Funk, R&B and Soul.
4pm CDO Youth String Quartet
CDO Youth String Quartet is comprised of high school students from Canyon del Oro High School in Oro Valley under the direction of Toru Tagawa; violinist, and conductor of the Tucson Repertory Orchestra.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
11am Michael Friedmann
Michael Friedmann completed a Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies from the University of Arizona in 2004. While there he performed with guest artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jamie Aebersold, Emil Richards, Paul Horn, Armand Donelian, and Abe Most. He studied under Tucson jazzman Jeffrey Haskell and has also studied with east coast guitarist Draa Hobbs. Michael has gone to school with and/or performed with nearly all of the jazz musicians in Tucson. Michael specializes in solo jazz guitar and his style is straight ahead classic jazz, but in a combo format, he also offers traditional (Dixieland) jazz, or modern (smooth) jazz
12pm Jeff & Patricia
Jeff Ryan and Patricia Feigle are a duo specializing Folk, Country and Americana compositions.
1pm Ballet Rincon Performance Ensemble
The Ballet Rincon Performance Ensemble, under the direction of Jennifer Neuser, is a classical / contemporary dance troupe whose twelve ballerinas will be performing a collection of classical ballet and contemporary pieces.
2pm Those Beatles Guys
The Beatles; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison; as well as a host of rock & roll bands from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond.Jack is a longtime musician in the Tucson scene, playing in a variety of successful rock bands for more than 25 years. Brian also has many years' experience playing in various bands, both in Detroit and now in Tucson, in a variety of music genres including rock, singer-songwriters, folk, and folk-rock. Phil is the only British member of the band and claims one degree of separation from the Fab Four on account of his big sister seeing them perform back in the early days! Together, they are Those Beatles Guys.
3pm Butch Diggs & Friends
Smooth Jazz saxophonist/flutist/keyboardist Butch Diggs has worked with Eddie Henderson, Paul Jackson, Jr. Chaka Khan, Joe Henderson, Brian Bromberg, avant garde drummer Atma Anur, and progressive guitarist Craig Easley. Was an original member of the pop/alternative group Question Men in the 1980's. Current album is "Chapter 1" (co-produced by Steve Diggs).
Bella Fiore Custom Designs
Faux Succulents & Cacti
Bella Sonoma Designs, Jewelry
Corona Royal, Jewelry, mosaic table
Glass Fire Designs, Jewelry
HPSilver, LLC, Jewelry
Desert Bloom Designs, Jewelry/Metalwork
Penny Niemi & Ernie Elmer, Jewelry
The Designing Lady Gifts/Jewelry
Dogwood Silverworks, Metalwork
Geri Bringman, Acrylic
Artistry in Clay, Sculpture/Mixed Media
Creative Communication Studio, watercolors
Energy in Clay, ceramics
David Hallman, Wooden Bowls
Stout Glass Inc., Glass
Rue de la Marguerite, Jewelry
Bloomin Belle Bows, Hair accessories
Pork Chop Press, Print Making
Anita's Angels, Glass/napkin rings/bird feeders
Lyle Rayfield Designs, Jewelry
Barb's Handcrafted Designs, Jewelry
Some Distant World, Metal Sculptures
Baskets and More, Baskets/Wood, Gourd Art
Brushfire Fine Art, acrylic /photography
Lea Enterprises Inc, Metal Work
Tesoro Interiors, Glass/Jewelry
Casey Design Studio, Mixed Media/Acrylic
Lila Clare Jewelry
Tacana Designs, Mixed Media 2D
Flamenco Flair Scarves, Textiles
SouthWest Art Photos, photography
Harringbone Image, Photography/Mixed Media
Bel Esprit ceramics, Ceramics/Pottery
Traditions Past and Present, Jewelry