US and China Arctic Sand Sculpture Exhibition, Fairbanks, AK Aug 19.2014
Yea, I know I'm posting a little late and it's been far in between post. What can I say, it's been an awesome summer. I can't stay inside when we're having beautiful weather. Now it's raining and fall is in full swing, I can post.
I went to Fairbanks last month for the Friends of Creamer's Field Sand Hill Crane Festival . Killing time between my explorations around Fairbanks, I went to the US and China Arctic Sand Sculptures Exhibition.
Some of the talent there was extraordinary, but some was out of its class. The entry fee was $10 and for your bang for your buck, it was over priced. The biggest irritant was the background music. It was stuck. Do you remember dirty needles and a turn table? How they would get stuck and play the same few bars over and over and over. That was going on and like none of the organizers noticed, at least it seemed that way. Not that I'm a fan of twangy music from China, this tested my inner bad person reactions.
Finally someone kicked the machine or unplugged it, I'm not sure. It was a cloudy day, so some of the exhibits were covered by temporary tents. You can tell the ones left for the elements to play with. But some had some talent and time put into them. Those are the ones here that I posted.
There wasn't much of a crowd. I don't know if it was because of the clouds or distractions elsewhere.
Being in an industrial area, it also was hard to see some of the beauty with the distractions in the background.
I hope it's an event that they improve on and returns. It could be so much more than what I saw.
For more of my photos of this event, click here.