Didi Thunder’s legendary Wilson Christmas Bazaar takes place Saturday and Sunday, December 10 & 11, 10am-4pm both days. Thunder’s Tibetan connections enable her to offer up extraordinary products from the Himalayan region. All are hand made.
New this year are yak cashmere throws and shawls from Fiber Tibet, a non-profit organization supporting Tibetan nomads. The fabric is more luxurious than it sounds; these soft blankets and shawl designs are inspired by Italy. Rugs from Nepal and Tibet are piled high, available in many designer colors and styles. Browse the hoodies, Wild Earth Soaps, silks, Martha MacEachern jewelry, the kitchen full of hot drinks, cookies, and Thunder-Coburn hospitality. Address: 1520 Fish Creek Road, Wilson. For information, call Didi Thunder at 733-4124, or email [email protected]
And on-site raptors, spirit-warming bluegrass and folk music, and the mysterious introduction of a new “touchable” sculpture are on tap for the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s second Mix’d Media event happening Tuesday, December 13 from 6 – 9 p.m. This month’s theme, “The Living Landscape,” is inspired by current NMWA exhibition artist, Canada’s George McLean. At 7:30 pm, McLean will give a talk on the extensive fieldwork he executes to create his intricate paintings. Cover charge for Mix’d Media is $5, members and non-members alike.
“Our first Mix’d Media event was very well-received,” says NMWA’s Ponteir Sackrey. “This month’s event promises to be even more action-packed. In addition to an opportunity to draw live raptors after the style of artist George McLean – who will be on hand to talk about his artistic process – and the usual live music, fun food and cocktails, we’ll have the unveiling of one of the sculptures that will grace our new sculpture trail – plus a scavenger hunt and prize drawing.”
Here’s Mix’d Media #2’s events line-up:
6 – 9 p.m.: Teton Raptor Center, on-site with local raptors. Drawing materials and instruction available.
Tom Marshall and Thomas Sneed perform live bluegrass and folk music.
Tasty Tapas Tuesday treats will be served.
6 – 7:30 p.m.: Vom Fass of Jackson Hole leads a Scotch whiskey tasting, featuring their finest single malts.
One reason it’s a little quiet in gallery land right now is because many of Jackson’s gallery owners are returning from that whirlwind, head-turning arts extravaganza week, Art Basel Miami. On December 2, I posted (on my facebook page) a Miami Herald fashion news item that listed Jackson Hole’s Natalie Clark as one of the most interestingly dressed attendees. I’m still jonzing over the red and black pants suit Clark wore at a holiday party a couple of years back! Maybe she’s tired of it and will give it to me…….Here’s the quote from the Herald: “Natalie Clark, an artist from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, wore a pair of pants made from recycled burlap feed bags, designed by Paris Montana, accessorizing it with a hat from Eugenia Kim and a horn bracelet bought in Africa.”
“I’m a global cowgirl,” said Clark. http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/01/2527609/artful-fashion-eye-catching-ensembles.html#ixzz1fNz1jG5A Altamira Fine Art’s Mark Tarrant went to Art Basel, and I bet Ms. Diehl and Tayloe boogied down!
Holiday paintings by Shannon Troxler, painted wooden bowls by Meredith Campbell and boxes of artisan chocolate are on view and for sale at the Troxler-Thal residence, 2160 Coyote Loop, Wilson. The show-party runs from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm on Sunday, December 11—refreshments will be on hand. Chocolatier Kristen Simpson and Troxler have combined their talents to create their own special version of edible art. Eat the chocolates, keep those lovely gilt boxes forever. Boxes of chocolate are $40 each, please specify choice. Info: 307-413-1197, [email protected], www.shannontroxler.net.