I often wonder why artists get anxious when asked to do a commissioned piece of art work. Some of you know that recently I have been doing quite a few pieces of art work that are very large, abstract and vibrant. I was challenged recently to create a piece where the topic was “Nightmare on 7th AV”. This in itself spoke to me as something that needed to be dark and mysterious or Halloween themed (I even thought about including spiders and skeletons at one point).
It took me a while to wrap my brain around something I could produce that would still be artistic and recognized as something I would create since this theme just wasn’t speaking to me. I thought about this for quite some time and even did a couple of tests in which I was resistant to using bright colors. I even thought about just saying, no.
I’d say third times a charm and I am pleased that I decided to use twilight purple, which brings me to the name “Twilight”. Persistence pays off…an artist should stay true to them self.
Thanks friends at DKW Gallery for the challenge…
Alcohol Ink Painting, 11 X 14, Twilight
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Artists details: https://www.mountvernoncreates.com/unbridled-spirits-fundraiser
Welcome Cornell Alumni Oct 5th and 6th!!! We are so excited to be hosting this year’s first uptown event at Mount Vernon Creates. CHEERS!
Join us for Restaurant Week thru Sept 23, 2018. Stop in and get your passport. Purchase at 5 participating places gets you in a drawing for some nice prices!
Any purchase in our gallery gets a signature in your passport.
We have wine specials listed below:
September 29th from 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Tom Marshall is a singer, songwriter and main stage performer at Oklahoma music festivals such as the Woody Guthrie Festival, the Norman Music Festival and Live Music on the Canal. Veteran of song circles and songwriter showcases all across Oklahoma and Texas with the likes of Ellis Paul, Jimmy LaFave, Tom Skinner, Bob Childers, and Paul Maloy to name a few.
Suggested Donation: 10.00
Sept 27th wine special: 2 for 1 wine glasses
Sept 20th wine special: Restaurant Week special
Sept 13th wine special: 10% off purchase
Sept 6th wine special: Glass of wine with purchase of a bottle
Aug 30th wine special: Bottle of Apple Cranberry 10.00
Aug 23rd wine special: Any bottle(s) of wine for 2.00 off
Come share stories though the decades of music, bring your favorite record or listen to ours and relax in our beautiful gallery setting.
There will be weekly wine specials…
Our gallery features all local artists. Stop in to see their beautiful pieces.
Come in for a taste or bottle of Brick Arch wine! Vinyl night special August 16th, any two wines Brick Arch or Cedar Ridge bottles for 2.00 off.
Schedule for 2018 NewBo Art Fest
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The 12th Annual NewBo Art Fest is excited to be on the Sunday schedule of newbo evolve! As always, the Art Fest is FREE to the public. There will be 36 local and regional artist booths along 3rd Street SE, a live mural demo, ceramics demos, sculpture exhibit, 2x2xU exhibits, music, food and crafts for kids. Don’t miss this experience where arts, culture, and the community of NewBo come together create that unique new bohemian vibe.
Where : NewBo District of Cedar Rapids
Along 3rd Street SE between 10th Avenue SE and 12th Avenue SE, and the NewBo City Market yard.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
9:00am-3:00pm NewBo Art Fest artist booths open for business
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS :
Cara Briggs Farmer
Brittany & Jake Putnam-Winch
Autumn Rozzario Hall
John Paul Schafer