One-of-a-kind jewelry, paintings, photography, and ceramics are among the variety of works to delight your art appetite at the annual Mammoth Lakes Open Air Arts & Crafts Fair July 29-31,
One-of-a-kind jewelry, paintings, photography, and ceramics are among the variety of works to delight your art appetite at the annual Mammoth Lakes Open Air Arts & Crafts Fair July 29-31, 2022. Unplug and enjoy a peaceful, leisurely stroll perusing arts and crafts against the majestic background of the Sierra Nevada Mountains at this free, open-air event.
The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, takes place on the grounds of Kittredge Sports, at the corner of Highway 203 (Main Street) and Forest Trail in Mammoth Lakes. Visit Mammoth Lakes Open Air Arts and Crafts Fair, shop for handcrafted treasures, get to know the artists and learn the stories behind each piece they make.
Among this year’s participants:
Jason and Jeanne Dayne design jewelry that reflects the Art Nouveau movement of Australia, which is inspired by indigenous organic shapes. Their jewelry line is created in sterling silver combined with semi-precious gemstones and cultured pearls. Each component originates from wax, wire or metal. Jason hand makes all earring hooks from silver wire and sets all the stones, while Jeanne does beadwork and wirework.
Chris Efstratis likes to sculpt in several different mediums. His forte is creating ceramic faces and busts, each hand crafted in his home studio in Sacramento. With the ceramics process, most of his pieces start on the pottery wheel, then they are hand altered and hand sculpted, bisque fired, hand painted and fired vitreous enough to be used in outdoor garden settings. “Comedy, form, color, and expression are the foundations of my artwork,” says Chris. “The caricatures that evolve from clay are not based on anyone in particular, but focus primarily on the expression and whimsey.”
Nora Akino was born in Japan to a family of artists. “I have been creating art from a young age and studied drawing and painting in college with Nathan Oliveira, among others.
My work arises from a feeling I often have when encountering a vista of exceptional beauty: a longing to touch what is far away and mysterious, that is perhaps universal.
The images are evocations of place, refracted through my senses and cultural and personal affinities – in particular, the recognition of a boundless presence that permeates the natural world. Longing for the far away and mysterious is really a longing to learn and connect: human impulses that, for me, are the essence of the creative process.”
For more information, contact Kittredge Sports at (760) 934-7566 or Pacific Fine Arts Festivals at (209) 267-4394 or visit https://www.pacificfinearts.com/. You can also see more information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
(Friday) 10:00 am
3218 Main St.