5/21/2012 9:01:00 AM Memorial Day Art and Craft Show at Bell Rock Plaza
Linda Gould does paintings on drums and the drums are two-sided handmade leather hoop drums that can be used for drumming or for decoration.
The 16th annual Art and Craft Show at Bell Rock Plaza is scheduled May 26-28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
There will be around 45 to 50 artists showing, and is the only three-day Bell Rock Plaza of the year.
There will be new artists showing and included is an artist from Tucson named Linda Gould. Linda does paintings on drums and the drums are two-sided handmade leather hoop drums that can be used for drumming or for decoration.
They can easily be displayed on a wall or a shelf. Each picture is an original design by Linda, developed and drawn to enhance the natural beauty of the drum. One side is left blank for drumming.
The drums are made by the Tarahumara Indians from the Copper Canyon region of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Northern Mexico. They are the largest and most isolated tribe in North America.
The Indians are very nature oriented and spiritual. They ensure the arrival of a good spring, drumming begins in February and at least one drum is sounding for 40 continuous days and nights.
The night before Easter Sunday, all drums sound in unison and then go silent.
Also showing will be photography, paintings, jewelry, Native American pottery and jewelry, rugs, clothing, fudge, Mata Ortiz pottery, pearls, books, and kettle corn.
The show is at Bell Rock Plaza on Hwy. 179 in the Village of Oakcreek.
For more information, please call (928) 284-9627 or visit their web site at www.bellrockartshows.com.