On Saturday October 12, 2013, I went north from my home in Phoenix to the beautiful town of Sedona, Arizona in order to attend the Sedona Art Festival. I am not that big an art aficionado–yes, I enjoy looking at art, and yes, I sometimes commission the creation of fantasy art for Tunnels and Trolls products, but ordinarily, I would not drive more than 100 miles to spend money to look at expensive art. I did it this time because my niece, Angela St. Andre, brought her metal sculptures down from Salt Lake City, Utah, to exhibit and try to sell them here.
Much of the Arizona St. Andre family came out to see her. My brother, Brian, and his wife Donna went up. My sisters Julie and Neloa, and their husbands Jim and Jerome came by. My mother, Evelyn, came with Jim and Julie. My niece Kerina was there with her fiance Gary. My other niece, Kris and her children were present. I brought my son James along with me. It was quite a gathering of the clan. These people can all be seen on my Facebook page. Uncle Ken had 3 nieces there at one time, and I’m happy to say they are all beautiful and talented young ladies.
But this blog is about Angela. She has been perfecting her art as a metal sculptress for a decade now, and she is very good, and very innovative. She just got married to Joe Coleman, but he didn’t make the trip with her. She had to move all this metal herself. On the one hand, I’m sorry for her. On the other hand I admire her tremendously, not only because she’s an aritist, but also because she does what it takes to get her art out in front of the people.
I took a couple of pictures of her with her biggest creations.
Angela is very good with fantasy. All of her creations, robins, bears, flying pigs, horny toads, armadillos, sea serpents, wizards, and dragons have style.
Saturday was a beautiful day in Sedona, and I was glad to be able to spend part of it hanging out with Angela, Mother of Dragons.
Actually, I didn’t spend the whole day with Angela or my family. I walked around and saw a lot of other really amazing art up there. I especially liked the painted wooden carvings and figurines from Oaxaca, Mexico. I took some pictures of other great art, too, but was having some trouble with the camera. Somehow it thinks all the pix have to have 1 or more megabytes of memory, and it is only a 15 mb camera. Gotta find out what’s wrong, and get the pix back down to a couple hundred kb before I go shooting things again.
If you know any sculptors or sculptresses, or if you like metal art and have any, why not go ahead and leave a comment? If you saw anything cool at the Sedona Art Festival, you might also leave a comment.