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Exploring on the canvas

Laura Lockhart photo - Bob Farley/f8Photo

Bob Farley/f8Photo

Artist Laura Lockhart will show her work for a fifth year at this weekend’s Magic City Art Connection. Her art is inspired by her travels – she uses the photos she takes on her trips abroad and combines the prints with painting. These works are created on masonite and involve an intricate process layering photographs, wax and acrylic. In some cases, sand, grass or seaweed is also used to create unusual textures.

She was inspired to create her series of travel imagery by a quote from Mark Twain:

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Check out Charles’ In Love With post about the Connection over on Timetable.

Artwalk’s accepting application for 2008

Image from Artwalk 2007It’s time to start thinking about Artwalk… well at least if you’re an artist.

Birmingham Artwalk has announced that they’re now accepting artist applications for the 2008 edition. Interested artists may download the application at www.birminghamartwalk.org ; or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Birmingham Artwalk
P.O. Box 55405
Birmingham, AL 35255

Submissions postmarked by April 1 are eligible for a discount in fees. All submissions must be postmarked April 30, that’s a Wednesday, to be considered.

This year’s festival will take place on September 5 & 6.

Photo credit: Bob Farley/f8photo