Friday, July 22, 2016

Ann Arbor Art Fair

The remarkable artist Marvin Blackmore -- we've bought his works before, but not today.
Along with Elaine and Larry, visiting from West Lafayette, we had a great time walking around the art fair this morning. The heat is pretty intense, but as Elaine says, it was like that every day wen we were growing up in St.Louis and we never had air conditioning. There are four independently run art fairs all simultaneous from Thursday to Sunday this week, occupying the entire campus and downtown areas. We mainly looked at the one called the "Street Art Fair."
Crows were a surprisingly common theme of the art work this year.
For lunch we went to Ben & Jerry's and simply ate ice cream and enjoyed the A/C.
We passed up the opportunity to try the food trucks like the "Sirloin Steak Tips." It would sometimes
be pleasant to sit in the shade of umbrellas by the Milles Fountain, but today it's too hot. 
The Potters Guild is in its usual spot.
Elaine in an amusing booth (I can't quite imagine buying one of these jacks!)

Did we find rare Pokemons? I guess not.

Lots of other artists did Sci Fi type work too.

What we finally purchased: a photo print from an artist named Dick Dokas. I'll post more about what I bought later.


Jens Zorn said...

Dokas does lovely work --- most often with a large-format view camera. He's been exhibiting in the fair (State Street) for many decades//1

Tracy Feldman, painter said...

You look like you guys had a great time. Arny says (and I agree) the first picture looks good enough to be a publicity shot. You are getting so good.

Debra Eliotseats said...

I love art fairs. Ones with local artists are the best. It is always fun to "discover" a new artist.

Jeanie said...

Can't wait to read more about the photo you purchased. I loved that last photo with his work. It really attracted me.

Looks like a great time!