Show Dates & Times
Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
600 W. Seventh Avenue, Anchorage
Phone: (907) 272-5634
Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Nov 4-5-6, 10 am - 6 pm
Annual Arts & Crafts Emporium
Nov 19-20, 10 am - 6 pm
In November, Dutch/American artists Maria Talasz and Christel Veraart will join forces and present their work at the Annual Arts and Craft Shows in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to invite you to come and celebrate these events with us.
Born in Oostzaan (The Netherlands), the artist has lived in Alaska since 2001. Her preferred medium is birch wood, often combined with paint, brass, hardware, mirror glass, string and nylon rope. Her artwork always carries a relationship to nature, showing the dynamic flow of life. She aims to draw the viewer into that wonder, to experience that which energizes. Working together with commissioned clients has always been a cherished part of her work. They become part of the artwork, with discovery made behind every specific request. That which is held dear becomes a vibrant dimension of the art.
Referring to her music as Soundscapes, Christel combines sound with images and poetry, creating a unique experience. Her music reflects her own life experience, extensive travels throughout the world, and an enduring love of nature. Like Maria Talasz, she was born in The Netherlands where she studied classical music and voice. Her work and studies took her to Latin America, which has left a lasting imprint on her style, both in melody and rhythm. She moved to the US in 2001 and has recently moved to Alaska. Below is a display of her music, soundscape cards, and coffee table books that she will present at the upcoming shows.