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March 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - March 19, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion
The Town of Carefree welcomes world renowned artist and sculptor, Ray Villafane, back to create sand art like no other within the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens starting March 4, 2017. Admission is free* and open to the public every day of the week. The exhibit will be on display through August.
The first life-size signature sculptor created by Ray Villafane and Sue Beatrice in the Carefree Desert Gardens was completed in May of 2016 titled, “Elephant playing chess with a field mouse,” consisting of 24 tons of sand sourced from the Salt River in Arizona. The exhibit garnered world attention by the media who had never seen sand sculpting taken to that level. This year Nikolay Torkhov from Moscow, Russia will join Villafane in creating 24 tons of grandeur over the 2 week period. Nikolay and Ray met a few years ago in Italy at a sand event and Ray was impressed with his abilities and decided he could represent Villafane Studios.
March 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Holland Community Center, Building B, Quail Room