4th Friday Prescott Art Walk
Dawn Reeves Elliot – “Alter Ego Mexicana Strikes Again”
Friday, March 25 through April 20
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to present the “rustic incarnations” created by our guest artist Dawn Reeves Elliot!
I am a collector at heart, who loves to tinker with much of what I find. In the past, I’ve worked with silver, batik, and mosaics, but my most recent endeavors were inspired by my travels deep into Mexico. I love the soulfulness of the people I’ve met, the depth of their spirituality, and the richness of their traditions. I’ve gathered inspiration from intimately taking part in celebrations such as Dia de los Muertos, Holy Week, and the Fiesta of San Miguel Archangel.
My recent work with altar boxes, or shrines, started with a workshop given by a very hip Hispanic priest at a friend’s studio. As an avid collector of Mexican folk art, I realized that some of what I had already gathered fit nicely into my designs. I started looking at “junk” differently, and more and more, I saw creative potential and symbolism in very unusual objects.
I delight in working with my hands and the on-going attempt to create something unique and intriguing from seemingly unrelated parts. I enjoy hunting for, fabricating, altering, and combining just the right elements to evoke a sense of connection and inspiration…for those who care to ponder.
Meet the artist on Friday, March 25th with an Art Walk reception for Dawn on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.
Snacks & beverages will be provided. Live music presented by Larry Hansen on flute.
The show runs from March 25 through April 20.
The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery 134 S. Montezuma, Prescott, “In the Heart of Whiskey Row.”