Friday, November 23, 2012

STATE FAIR 2012

"girl with a j necklace" 5.625 x 3.75 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

I did a series of casual, random shots at the state fair with the intention of making some paintings from them. This is the first trying a horizontal format.

Did you know:
In November of 1884, a group of citizens in the territory of Arizona wanted to organize an event with the family in mind. The very first Arizona Territorial Fair was held in Phoenix in late fall, near the Salt River west of Central Avenue. Fairgoers of the day were treated to horse, pony, and mule races along with exhibits including agriculture, home economics, and dairy and beef cattle. Fairs were held here annually until 1891, when the untamed Salt River flooded and destroyed the site's buildings and racetrack.

source: Arizona State Fair website

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