Raven Steals the Sun by Tom Williams
The popular fine craft exhibition, It’s Elemental, showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona. The annual juried show features jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, wood, furniture, fabric, sculpture and more. This year’s exhibition was open November 17 – December 19, 2015, Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am-5:00pm.
It’s Elemental is an annual exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts, serving as a perfect lead up to the holiday season. It has its roots from the earliest days at the Center, from the mid-1980′s to the mid-1990′s. Back then, the exhibition was titled, “Wood, Fiber, Clay.” The Center closed in the late 1990′s, but when it reopened in 2001, the exhibition returned with its current name and concept.
In our lobby, we host It’s Ornamental on our Christmas Tree. Many of the participating artists have created one-of-a-kind handmade ornaments for the holiday season. They donated these to the Arts Council, and we sell them at affordable prices ($5 – $35) to raise money to support exhibitions at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
Artists included in the It’s Elemental exhibition for 2015 are: Louie Albertson, Margaret Anderson, Jeanette Baker, Wally Blanchard, Elizabeth Bonzani, Cathi Borthwick, Steve Bramon, Valarie Connell, Michael Davis, Rudy Erdmann, Lalana Fedorschak, Don Fethkenher, Sondra Francis, Gallina Franz, Erin Gooch, Judi Hartman, Jennifer Holt, Terry Israelson, Zac Kothrade, Sharon McGinnis, Jerry McGlothlin, Christina Norlin, Kevin Okon, Joni Pevarnik, Natalie Reed-Goehl, Tolley Rippon, Elisa Rosales, Leancy Rupert, Joan Scott, Ryanne Sebern, Jocelyne Champagne Shiner, Brenda Smith, Monte Voepel, Matthew Wheeler, and Tom Williams. Our jurors, Sharon Richards, Bob Fain and Chandra Hemminger, will also have art in the exhibition.