Art and wine lovers can go with the flow during “Currents,” a drifting, wafting summer art show. The event is a progressive affair, much like a progressive dinner. All summer long TRUST Art & Design will highlight new art works, introduce guest artists and hold special events in Willcox locations.
The first Currents event will be June 22 at three Willcox area winery tasting rooms: Zarpara Vineyard, Flying Leap Vineyards and Keeling Schaefer Vineyards. TRUST is a collection of original fine art displayed in the area’s wine tasting venues.
During Currents, visitors can meet artists whose works are featured, sample wines from local vineyards, and talk with Kim and Thomas Johnson, the husband and wife owners of TRUST Art & Design. Visitors can attend one, two or all three locations of the flowing art day. Each venue will have unique art works and wines from Cochise County vintners. Local favorite, Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, will entertain with live music from 3-7 pm.
The Flow of Currents
Saturday, June 22 at three Willcox locations:
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Zarpara Vineyard, 6777 S. Zarpara Ln (15 minutes from downtown Willcox)
Featured: Xymyl will speak about his “Terroir” series of grape leaf monoprints.
Rob and Sarah Hammelman, owners of Sand-Reckoner Vineyards, will pour their new releases.
1 – 3 p.m. - Flying Leap Vineyards’ tasting room, 100 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox
Featured: Meet Archie Sutton and see his newest mixed-media copper works. Also, see new paintings by Bisbee artist Paul Bovée.
3 – 7 p.m. - Keeling Schaefer Vineyards’ tasting room, 154 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox
Featured: Large works by artists Xo Terra, Christine Elving and Steve Bovée.
Special guest Rose Suntken will be on hand for her first TRUST spotlight show. Meet the artist and view her colorful and dynamic work.
Cost: Wine tastings: $6-$7 at each tasting room; Art works available for purchase; prices vary.