Join us on Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Solarium for the unveiling of the 2018 Decatur Arts Festival Poster. It’s free!
Be among the first to see this year’s Arts Festival poster, take home a copy, and enjoy an artsy springtime party decorated by Swagalicious, with drinks and refreshments from Three Taverns, Arches Brewing, Steady Hand Brewing, Decatur Package Store, Bennett’s Market and Deli, and Gigi’s Treats, and live music by Jimmy Galloway.
THIS YEAR’S ARTIST
The Decatur Arts Festival commissioned this year’s poster artwork from Dawn Kinney Martin.
“Color is the driving passion behind my art. I love that I am constantly learning! I enjoy studying color and using it to create the sense of a three-dimensional scene on a two-dimensional surface. It absolutely fascinates me. In recent years, I’ve added a new dimension to that passion through plein air painting.
“Painting plein air is a welcome challenge. It is exhilarating to be in tandem with nature, to venture out with my paints and see the beauty the natural world has to offer, to race the clock as I seek to capture light and wind in a continually changing landscape. Light and color in nature are alive and changing. I still enjoy studio painting, relying on memory, imagination, as well as thick applications of oil paint with palette knives to convey a sense of movement. Painting on location adds to my ongoing discovery of new possibilities, to impart a sense of time and space onto a two-dimensional plane.
“Life is so busy, we forget to pay attention to the world around us. Through my paintings, I strive to elevate the ordinary and encourage the viewer to notice the moments of beauty in the day to day.”
Check out her work here.
Poster Unveiling Committee: Faye Sykes, Mari Atwell, Tonya Burkett, Mitzi Hill, Julie Rhame
Decatur Art Festival is Memorial Weekend!!
It's May 26 - 27 Sat 10 - 6 and 11 - 5 on Sun. The Art show is on Ponce deLeon and you can find me in booth #47, In front of the old courthouse. More info here
Weekly Classes will start back in September.
Keep an eye out for new workshops over the summer