This Friday, January 25th, the Art Association of Jackson Hole will begin their celebration of 50 years in Jackson. Their annual show called “the Jackson Salon” will begin its annual show with their exhibition opening starting at 5:30pm. This show features local artists and some of their artwork displayed in many mediums.
The opening event kicks off at 5:30 pm and goes until 7:30 pm and there will be a reception of food and drink along with live music. This three-week event is open to the public so all can visit and enjoy the many different forms of art. Most of the pieces will be available for purchase and the proceeds will be split between the artists and the Art Association which helps support further education and exhibitions.
We have entered a piece for the show and it will be available for purchase. Our entry this year is only the second time we have created a piece like this. Our entry is one of our latest Native American Styled Flutes designed around the colors of the human Chakra. This flute was hand crafted from a single piece of old growth, reclaimed American Cherry. This is a long flute reaching almost 30 inches in length and features a 1″ inch flute bore giving a rich deep voice to this flute.
A six hole flute that is tuned to the key of D at 432Hz (true pitch) makes this flute a very pleasing flute to play and to listen to. There are seven 10 x 14mm bezel set cabochons that are inlay-ed into the body of the flute. These seven stones represent the seven primary colors of the human Chakra. The fetish that sits atop the flute is one of our Teton Spike designed fetishes and it was crafted from a piece of African Cocobolo. This fetish is attached to the flute using a single piece of hand selected and hand cut Elk leather lace.
Hanging from the center of the flute body is a tuft of Sorrel colored horse hair wrapped in a traditional red wool cloth. The wrap is tied with black sinu. The playing holes are set at comfortable intervals making this a very easy flute to play. The flute will be displayed on top of a hand crafted flute stand made from a single piece of Ironwood.
Finally this flute has been finished in a high gloss of more than 30 light coats of hand rubbed lacquer. Also part of the display is a flute bag that was designed by us and hand-made for the show by Leah Burgess of Riversong Leather Studio’s out of Laramie Wyoming. This bag is crafted from a chocolate-brown buffalo hide also hand selected for these bags. This flute is a truly one of a kind hand crafted, gallery quality, made in Wyoming piece. Come to the show if you are in town over the next three weeks. I am sure you will see some nice works of art.
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