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Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3:20 pm

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:

Saturday, 10am-5pm

Sunday, 11am-4pm

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Performing Arts


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.

 2pm   Cobblestone

 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.

3pm     ForTheLuvvaMusic

 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.


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).


Fine Artists

Bella Fiore Custom Designs

 Faux Succulents & Cacti   

Bella Sonoma Designs, Jewelry

Corona Royal, Jewelry, mosaic table

Glass Fire Designs, Jewelry

HPSilver, LLC, Jewelry

Sheaz 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

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