Tucson Botanical Gardens
April 13 – May 31

AABA Members, As many of you know, I’ve organized a Botanical Blacksmith (BB) Exhibition at the Tucson Botanical Gardens (TBG) this spring, from April 13 to May 31. They’d like larger forged sculptures, (perhaps 4’or taller), although smaller pieces could be put on pedestals, and other shaped pieces, eg: benches are fine. Basically they want pieces that will make an impact in lushly blooming gardens (this is prime time there, with spring blooms blooming like crazy!)  The pieces will be outside, and will coincide with a large indoor quilt show, which will bring in a large number of visitors.

I’ll facilitate delivery and pickup for out of town smiths; pieces can be brought to my place early, and I’ll take them to the TBG, and after the show, I’ll take a truck/trailer load to the Flagstaff BG for their BB exhibit.

I believe this  is a wonderful opportunity for us to show what we can do, and can lead to future exhibitions at other venues. Perhaps we could have a rotating BB show at Gardens all around AZ.  So please make a beautiful sculpture for this exhibition; individually or in a group. Also, non-members of AABA are invited as well, so spread the word.  Whether to have an Opening Reception (perhaps with forging demos) has not been decided; if you’d like to have one, let me know. If you have any questions, my # is 520 780-9076, and my email is treeira@hotmail.com.   See you at the Winterfest.
Thanks, Ira Wiesenfeld

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