Once again, its time for my MN State Fair post. It's tradtion...it's just something I have to do every year. I was able to stay only two hours, but I got my fill at the Creative Arts and Fines Arts Building. Here are some of my favorites from the creative arts building (bad photos, taken through glass, but still, lots of inspiring work to look at).
The above photos of the life-sized needle felted women really cracked me up.
I fell so in love with these little bowls, woven of linen thread, that I wanted to race home and make some of my own. They are so small, they could fit in the palm of your hand. All the tiny feathers and itty-bitty shells...sigh.
The following photos are from the Fine Arts building. I have always been curious why we get to know the artists names from the fine arts building, but not from the creative arts. It's as if those who do the creative handwork are not valued in the same way. Anyway...here are the credits for the following artwork
- driftwood by Garry A Gamble
- Nyes by Carl A Bretzke (Nye's was a favorite college hangout, so naturally a favorite painting)
- Encaustic photography by Nadia Alenov
- Papercut by Andrea R Martin
- Weaving by Morgan Clifford
Not enough State Fair photos? I have plently to browse through from years past. Just click on the following...2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.