Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Cedar Key Arts Festival
The painting above is a rubbing is made from a real fish and is 4 foot across. This was first of many beautiful pieces of art we saw at the Cedar Key Arts Festival this weekend. What a beautiful location for a festival. I really enjoy looking at art and talking with the artists. Besides I'm going to as many art festivals as I can to see which ones I might like enter next year.
I knew I'd see an ocean influence in work at the festival, but fish seemed to be swimming all over the place like this metal sculpture. I love the patina on the fish.
These were some nice wood turned bowls made from various local woods.
Birds were also prevalent in the art displayed. This one is made from wood.
Here's some thrown and slab built pottery with a coastal influence. In my last post I talked about tropical influence; I made my pieces before going to the festival and seems I was correct about what type of work might be made in this area of the country.
Long needle pine baskets have always intrigued me and I plan to take a class from the woman who does this work. I'd like to add a pine needle portion to top of one of my pots.
A giant sculpture of a fisherman and a beautiful mosaic wall graced the middle of town.
Another fish sculpture, there were quite a number of metal artists at the festival. There was much more beautiful art, but even though we got there very early, the crowds moved in and I couldn't get any good shots of the work.
Cedar Key is a picturesque town which I suspect reverted back to a sleepy fishing village after the festival ended. Gary and I plan to go back again real soon to see more of the town and to take advantage of the relaxing atmosphere. Comments and suggestions are welcome.