ARTIST OF THE MONTH
About Russ Sculptor and painter Russ Vogt was born, raised, and educated in central Minnesota. Art is totally intuitive for Russ, and he follows where it leads. He says that the things he learned growing up facilitate that intuition.
Russ’s parents, of German descent, grew up during the Depression and his grandparents were family farmers. In such a setting, life required they “make do” or “figure it out.” So Russ learned to use tools to make and fix stuff. He and his father once built a scooter from homemade parts. The skills he gained then are the skills he now uses to frame a canvas or form a sculpture.
Today Russ and his wife, Suzanne, live in the Minneapolis area. The two often collaborate, shaping pieces and assembling the sculptures. The result: unique sculptural forms that are graceful both in- and out-of-doors.
Privately, Russ is both naturally optimistic and self-effacing. His art is the sum of the personal, mechanical, and creative processes he has developed and enjoys.
The first Black Friday, Tubac Arts and Wine Tasting Fiesta will be held November 26th – 28th. It will be a festive affair that opens opportunities for holiday shopping and visiting the many art galleries in Tubac as well as artist from across the state and others. In addition to the traditional beer garden, wine tasting will be held at Casa de Tesoro, Event Center on Camino Otero. Wineries from Sonoita/Elgin and other Arizona locations will present the best Arizona wine offerings. The Village is looking forward to hosting the 2021 Fiesta on November 26th – 28th 2021.
Come have a glass of wine with us and meet our wonderful artists who will be participating in the Fiesta at Horses in Motion Gallery.
Luminary Nights will be held in December, Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th. Join the Village of Tubac as we light up the entire village with luminaries, treats, shopping, Santa, music, and more. Stores will be open late for shopping.
Horses In Motion Gallery will be following tradition by serving hot apple cider and showing off their wonderful eclectic art and artists.
The 2022 Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for February 9th – 13th . The five day festival welcomes artists and visitors to a fun and wondrous affair. Artists from across the country will present their finest in arts and crafts.
The Horses in Motion Gallery will be joining them to celebrate this wonderful art festival.