Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Manitou Music Festival Poster

The Manitou Music Festival is at the printer! I talked to Peg at GAAA and she said that they will be delivered by the end of the month. Am very excited to see the printed piece. The original painting is of the Kelderhouse farm in Port Oneida, between Glen Arbor and Leland just off of M-22. The painting was completed during my AIR and donated to the Art Association as a token of appreciation.

The Kelderhouse farm is located in the Port Oneida Historic District in Sleeping Bear National Park. One of my earliest memories as a kid is spending time at Sleeping Bear with my family. We did all the typical family things; the dune ride (o.k, now that dates me!), the dune climb, and beach time at Glen Haven. As a kid I was fascinated with all the farmsteads that were seemingly abandoned. At the time, I didn't realize that they were part of a large scale preservation project. Even today, I still find all of those farms hauntingly beautiful. The title of the painting "In Between", signifies the emotional space those farms still occupy.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008