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Enjoy the Unparalleled Ambience
of the Carefree Art & Wine Festival

Featured Artist: Kim Obrzut

Enjoy the Unparalleled Ambience of the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Thunderbird Artists, the leading producer of fine art and wine events in the Southwest, energetically presents the first festival of the season, the 15th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, October 31st, November 1st & 2nd, 2008. The festival will feature award-wining bronze sculptor, Kim Seyesnem Obrzut.

Kim Obrzut has been casting bronze for 18 years, focusing primarily on American Indian art and Hopi maidens. Her dexterity in the medium is reflected in her unique and elegant style, which has earned her praise in museums, private collections, magazines and books all over the world. She combines modern design techniques and traditional values with an artistic philosophy, creating masterfully executed bronze figures.

Her favorite art is traditional, although in her own work she likes to explore new possibilities making her work very unique. Kim understands the beauty of the female, which is of utmost importance in Hopi society and captures it in her powerful and expressive sculptures.

In addition to the distinguished bronze sculptures by Kim Seyesnem Obrzut, over 165 juried artists from throughout the United States and abroad will participate displaying paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and ink; impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling hand blown glass, rope baskets, wood, clay, metal, stone, one of a kind handcrafted jewelry, exceptional photography and much more.

The festival also incorporates an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines, along with flavorful micro-brews providing a sole opportunity for wine tasting, fine art, and live musical entertainment.

The festivities will take place in downtown Carefree, near the corner of Easy and Ho Hum streets. Hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is $3.00 and free for Carefree residents. Parking is free all weekend.

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