Dwell Awhile at Shemer this Spring

Popular Microdwelling Exhibit Returns to Shemer Art Center & Museum!
Once again, MicroDwell will fill the beautiful 3-acre grounds of the Shemer Art Center with microdwellings of 600 square feet or less, often utilizing recycled materials or found objects, and reflecting a more sustainable form of architecture. 
At least 14 dwellings are planned to be constructed on-site in advance of the February 15th opening.   The event will run through March 23rd, and will include several special events, lectures, and demonstrations on sustainability and living small. 
Also coming up at Shemer…..
Winetastings in the Microdwellings
Please be our guest on the opening day of MicroDwell 2014 and enjoy wine tastings presented by Cellar 433 of distinctive handmade wines from AZ Angel, Dribble Creek, Fiddleender, and Jerome Winery.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$5 Admission

Microdwellings & Microbrews
On Sunday, beer tastings will begin at noon with the following breweries: Four Peaks, Sleepy Dog, Mud Shark, Mother Road and Prescott Brewing Co.  Food trucks, Dog & Tacos, will also be on-site.
Sunday, February 16th
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
$5 admission
Micro Urban Gardening
The weekend of March 1st & 2nd, the Shemer will feature micro urban gardening in the microdwellings!  Come and see local vendors, nurseries, and artists who create garden art! Lectures & demonstrations throughout the day.
$5 Admission
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fine Art In The Garden
Now in its 49th year, this spring tradition features 20 artists working in watercolor, oil, pastels, printmaking, jewelry, ceramics, fused glass, quilting and sculpture.

Artwork will be for sale. Plus, there will be live music, and light refreshments A raffle of 20 special works will be held to benefit the Shemer Art Center’s education programs.

Participating artists include: Velma Barder, Barbara Burton, Laura Cohen-Hogan, Marilyn Cohn, John Erwin, Jean Harney, Kim Harris, Gill Harry, Sue Hunter, Larron Lerdall, Darleen Lodge, Joan Milman, Misty Mulleneaux, Wahid Nahle, Karen Onken, Ann Osgood, Donna Read, John Read, Christine Sandifur, and Linda Taylor

The event is family friendly and open to the public.

Admission is Free!
Parking also available
Family & Pet Days
The closing weekend of March 22nd & 23rd will be our Family & Pet Days. Activities will include interactive art activities made with repurposed materials as take-home projects.  Learn to design a pet dwelling, too!
Admission: $5
Parking available

Four Artists Hiding in the Hills….look for their art!

Four artists from our garden art group are participating in the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour 2012 sponsored by the Sonoran Art League.  The studio tour is centered around the Cave Creek area north of Phoenix/Scottsdale; beautiful scenery, fantastic artwork. 

Sue Hunter, Joan Milman, Misty Mulleneaux and Wahid Nahle are all taking part in this long running event this year.  To accommodate as many visitors as possible, the studios will be open two weekends in a row, November 16-18 and November 23-25.  This is an opportunity to visit an artist’s studio, see them at work, and chat with them a bit about the work they are doing.

This is the 16th year running for the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour.  This year includes 49 studios and a total of 164 participating artists.  Check out their site, find an artist, see new work:  http://www.sonoranartsleague.org/hidden.php.