2019 Art in the Garden

Saturday, April 6, 2019

We’d like to thank everyone who attended and supported our Arizona artists at our 2019 Art in the Garden and Sparkling Tea event, held Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Shemer Art Center!

Set on our front lawn in our beautiful sculpture garden, this fun, mid-morning and afternoon event featured a colorful display of garden-themed artist tents, bright umbrellas, live music (by Shemer ceramics instructor Alan Jones), food and beverages, and a silent auction. Arizona artists selected for this event included:

  • Jan Basil – Painting
  • Gerri Dames – Jewelry
  • Joshua Dopp – Glass Art
  • John Erwin – Watercolor
  • Jules Gissler – Painting
  • Dave Hanson – Mosaic
  • Sue Hunter – Painting
  • Heike Jennings and David Silva- Jewelry
  • Robert McLeod and Michelle Rodeman – Jewelry and Silk Scarves
  • Joey Morgan – Digital Photography
  • Nancy Nakamoto and Sharon Richards – Eco-Printed Scarves
  • Mike Pearson – Ceramics
  • Dana Rakinic – Mosaic
  • Christine Ray – Digital Painting
  • Cheri Reckers – Silk Scarves
  • Suzy Schuman – Jewelry
  • Ping Wei – Ikebana Japanese Floral Design and Ceramic
  • Ingrid Wright – Painting

Thank you also to our artists who presented hourly art demonstrations, who included:

  • 10:30 am Mosaics with Dave Hanson
  • 11:30 am Watercolor Florals with John Erwin
  • 12:30 pm Ikebana with Ping Wei
  • 1:30 pm Alcohol Ink with Sue Hunter
  • 2:30 pm Marbling on Rice Paper with Pam Root & Candice Diaz

Lastly thank you to Arcadia Color Garden and their team members who were on hand for gardening tips, which included:

  • 11:00 am Spring Gardening Tips
  • 1:00 pm Preparing Your Garden for Summer

Admission: FREE!

Sparkling Tea | 2-4 p.m.

At 2 p.m., as part of our Art in the Garden event, we hosted a ticketed Sparkling Tea.  A shade structure created of colorful umbrellas set the tone for this afternoon tea, held on our back, garden patio.  Live music and a menu of scones, finger sandwiches and petite pastries were complemented by a short program with guest speakers featuring Kathryn Petty, president of White Lion Tea, an Ikebana demonstration by Ping Wei, and of course, tea and a sparking accompaniment!  An award was presented to Mara Mann during the tea for the most artistic garden hat!

All funds raised from this year’s Art in the Garden and Sparkling Tea will be used to support the Shemer Art Center’s Summer Camps, held for four weeks in June.  Proceeds will help underwrite the cost of scholarships, instructors and supplies.