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Made In Clarkdale to offer art and more

The Camp Verde Journal of Camp Verde, Arizona

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The 28th annual Made In Clarkdale Art Show will be held Friday through Sunday, Dec. 5 through 14 at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium, 9th and Main Streets.

The gala opening will be held Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery will be open Saturday, Dec. 6, through Saturday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The show closes Sunday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.

All events are free to the public except for evening events on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11 and 12.

This year, in addition to the large gallery showing the work of member artists, Made In Clarkdale is pleased to present an expanded list of art forms and events.

The public is invited to the free gala opening Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The gala is time to dress up for a party, meet friends and neighbors for pre-holiday cheer and enjoy Clarkdale art and music.

Music this year will include jazz, blues and eclectic. MIC is featuring jazz with the Janice Paul Combo on gala opening night. The local duo will be performing from 6 to 9 p.m. Mike Morris and the Bottom Line Blues Band promise to "get your stomp up" with their music ranging from honky tonk to juke-joint blues Saturday Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. An interesting musical evening mix with performances by Black Forest Society and Cheap Sunglasses will provide the audience with a full evening of talented local musicians Saturday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Architecture and art theory will be explored as MIC welcomes back Arcosanti to Clarkdale on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. for two thought-provoking and stimulating presentations: "Arcosanti and Urban Alternatives," and "The Notion of Craft." Cosanti Foundation President Jeff Stein and Arcosanti resident architect and ceramist Nadia Begin will give the presentations.

An exciting new feature at MIC this year is the poetry slam hosted by area poet Christopher Fox Graham. This is an open event; all poets wishing to enter are asked to contact Graham at The poetry slam will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Red Earth Theatre comes to Made In Clarkdale with performances of "The Wild Party." This presentation features adult topics and has an admission fee. "The Wild Party," a full-length narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March, was written in 1926. It was considered shocking and was variously censored, banned and ignored before New Yorker cartoonist Art Speigleman found a copy of it in the 1990s and released an edition of the play with his illustrations. There will be two performances, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Made in Clarkdale will also offer two evenings to experience the newest area art form: Wine tasting. FourEight Wineworks will bring its well-educated staff and discerning palates to offer education and tastings. There will be a small fee for this service.

For more information, visit the Made In Clarkdale website, email or call 301-9798. A full show schedule, artist profiles and the opportunity to support Made in Clarkdale with a tax-deductible donation are also on the website.

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Original Publication Date: December 3, 2014

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