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Page 26-Wednesday, July 19, 1978-The Michigan Daily
MOONGLOW PRODUCTIONS
presents
ARTFAIR E VAGANZA
FRIDAY, JULY 21 SATURDAY, JULY 22
9:00-1:30 am 9:00-1:30 am
A Dance Party Motown Revue
with with the fabulous
DICK SIEGEL LONNIE JACKSON
and his amazing GROUP
MINISTERS OF MELODY
FULL BAR
Come dance the night away
MICHIGAN UNION BALLROOM
State St. at S. University
Air-Cenditianud

Profits and crowds
bring artists to fair

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that no matter how many toothbrushe-
holders we make we can't make
enough."
Brown supports her three children
with pottery sales and travels to ten to
12 similar festivals per year. "The Ann
Arbor Art Fair is absolutely the most
impressive," she said, and it brings
together "the most informed crowds."
University Art School graduate
student Carol Johnson agreed that
"Ann Arbor is an artistic community,
so the people who come to the fair are
a little more aware." Johnson, who
paints, and would like to teach art,
noted the trend toward crafts, as op-
posed to arts, which results from the
fact that more utilitarian products are
more marketable.
Johnson said because of this em-
phasis on crafts and the modest finan-
cial gains for the Art Fair painter, "I've
had comments from other painters

IWN!VEI! fMUSICALG8oCIETY announces
The 10th Season
This gala 1978.79 season marks the 100th year the Musical Society
has offered concerts on the campus of the University of Michigan.

Summer Fare Series
in
Rackham Auditorium
Gyorgy Sandor, Pianist and
Henryk Szeryng, Violinist-....,.... July 24
(First concert of complete Beethoven Sonata
Cycle, see below for other two)
Maureen Forrester, Contralto ..... August 7
Beethoven Sonata Pair
Gyorgy Sandor and Henryk Szeryng July 26
Gyorgy Sandor and Henr k Szeryng July 28
Choral Union Series
in
Hill Auditorium
SERIES TICKETS SOLD OU
Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist ....... October 8
Emil Gilels, Pianist ............ October 12
Nathan Milstein, Violinist ...... November 5
English Chamber Orchestra,
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pianist November 10
Isaac Stern, Violinist .......... December 7
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra February 3
NDR Symphony of Hamburg .. February 28
Nicolai Ghiaurov, Basso-......... March 17
Detroit Symphony Orchestra-..... March 25
Cleveland Orchestra..............April 17
Choice Series
in
Power Center
Choose a series of 4 or 8 performances
Alvin Ailey Dancers. September 29, 30,
October 1
Martha Graham Dance
Company--............October 23, 24, 25
Viennese Gala............ tober 27
Dimitri, Clown-Mime...........Pmher 1

Fred Waring Show
(In Hill Aud.) ............... November 9
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker
Ballet .......... December 14, 15, 16, 17
Mozart's Marriage of Figaro .... January 14
"Pirin", Bulgarian Folk
Ensemble ................... January 16
Paul Taylor Dance Company January 26, 27
Los Angeles Ballet ....... March 12. 13, 14
Chamber Arts Series
in
Rackham Auditorium
Lincoln Center Chamber
Music Society ............October 14
Belgrade Chamber Orchestra . October 26
I11Divertimento............November 7
New Irish Chamber Orchestra November 21
The Philidor Trio .............. January 21
Les Menestrels ................ February 11
Guarneri String Quartet ......... March 21
Netherlands Wind Ensemble ........ April 1
Debut & Encore Series
in
Rackham Auditorium
Eugene FodorViolinist-......... October 17
Murray Perahia, Pianist-........ October 30
Judith Blegen, Soprano. January 12
Paul Badura-Skoda, Pianist-..... February 9
Asian Series
in
Rackham Auditorium
Bugaku, from Japan -........... October 15
Aspects of.Peking Opera-...February 20
Yakshagana, South India-.......... April 9

who've said, 'What are you doing in an
art fair? You're too good for that."' She
responds be telling them it's a good
chance to have her work seen by many
people and to participate in the festiye
atmosphere.
Joe Hippler, a full-time craftsman,
set up his booth at the fair not only to
sell his completed woodwork but to
meet customer who might make
customized orders. His furniture is
limited to "a few unique pieces" at the
fair, since he concentrates on conver-
sation, not a sales pitch. Hippler,
however, was the only artist contacted
who admitted to any bartering or
haggling over prices with customers
and even then Hippler would only allow
himself to be talked down "maybe on
Saturday (the last day) evening."
Nancy Abbott can remember par-
ticipating in the fair when it was called
the Free Art Fair. Seven years ago "it
was very casual, we sort of set up
where we wanted to and the University
let us use free tables and chairs."
The Ypilanti resident said that more
people buy her batiks here than at other
fairs because of the good reputation of
the fair and the fact that customers
have traveled some distance and want
to have something to show for it. "A lot
of people save up with 'the idea of
buying Christmas presents," according
to Abbott.
Most of the artists reported that they
don't make special works of art or par-
ticularly unusual craft items for the
Ann Arbor crowd, and that they just
have to concentrate on having enough
to sell.
The artists come with varying ex-
perience and dedication to the
cultivation of their talents. Money is
clearly the major motivating factor for
the more professional of the artists-
one potter is said to have earned 80 per
cent of his annual earnings during last
year's fair. Some feel that the fair is en-
tirely too commercial, but most seem to
agree that the sprawling Ann Arbor Art
Fair is one of the biggest, most
energetic projects of its kind in the
country.
TR IBA L
ART
CLOTH ING
JEWELRY
baobab
FOLK ART GALLERY
on the
OLD WEST SIDE
123 W. WASHINGTON
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48104
(313) 662-3681

Single tickets for Summer Fare now available at $4-$7. Orders are being taken for all fall/winter series except Choral
Union. Single tickets for fall/winter, including concerts in the Choral Union series, go on sale Sept. 5. For a brochure
with complete-details stop by Burton Tower (on Ingalls, one block from the State Street Fair area) weekdays 9-4:30,
Sat. 9-12. Or write/phone: University Musical Society. Burton Towers Ann Arhor. 48109- (3131665-3717.-

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