Friday, August 10, 2012

Eagle Harbor Fair to feature variety of artists, art demonstrations Aug. 11-12

Artist Bob Dawson, pictured here with one of his landscape paintings, will be the featured artist at this year's Eagle Harbor Fair this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Associated Artists)

EAGLE HARBOR -- Beautiful weather and a classic summer favorite are scheduled for
this weekend. The Eagle Harbor Fair is in it's 52nd year, and the members of the Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) have been working hard to make this year just as splendid as ever.

The Eagle Harbor Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 in Eagle Harbor on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse and St. Peter's by the Sea Church.

This year, there will be over sixty booths featuring photographers, jewelers, sculptors, painters, woodcrafters, potters and many more, as well as the artists of the CCAA who have a large display in the "undercroft" of the church, St. Peter's by the Sea. Several of these artists will be demonstrating their techniques, including glass firing and basket weaving.

Organizations such as the Keweenaw National Historical Park and the Sandstone Piecemakers will also be among the booths. The Lion's Club will provide snacks at the fire hall, and Eagle Harbor Township will be having a bake sale.

The featured artist for the 2012 show will be Bob Dawson. In his collection, you will find a variety of landscapes and other work: sketches, acrylic and watercolors. His works are a deeply personal expression of the Keweenaw and Lake Superior. Although usually at home in Toivola working on pieces or exploring the beauty of the UP, Bob has been helping with preparations for the fair and will be available at the fair to discuss his work.

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