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2001 Tucson Public Library Display by Kasin Hunter and SAGA

Each year the Tucson Public Library sends out a Call to All Artists around Southern Arizona. Artisans send in slides of their work to be reviewed by a library board. Selected submissions are then assigned a month during that current year in which to display their artwork. Few are chosen to show.
I wanted our gourd club to be able to show their gourd art, so I submitted several pieces of my own art to make the library aware of what gourd art is and that we, SAGA (The Southern Arizona Gourd Association members) were available.

The waiting was difficult, but after several weeks, I received a phone call from the display coordinator. She had gained permission from the board to accept gourd art for the display cases. We were to bring in our artwork for display for the entire month of November. I was ecstatic! I announced our acceptance to the SAGA group the last Tuesday of November, then quickly gathered up the gourd art from our members. November 1, 2001, I filled the display cases in the street-level, lobby of the main Tucson Public Library. What great exposure for SAGA and for gourd art! Here's some pics.

Here are the three display cases in the main library, visible to everyone who enters from the front door.
View of all three case main lobby cases

The lefthand case.
Lefthand display case

The middle case.
Central display Case

The righthand case.
Righthand case

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Lefthand display case.
Middle display case
Righthand display case.
Wall display.
Special points.
Childrens' Display cases
Exit gourds.
A visitor looking over the gourds.

Kasin Hunter's 2001 Gourd Art page