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42nd Annual, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

Published on January 9, 2018 under Born To Ride
42nd Annual, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

42nd Annual, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts
Presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts

January 26, 27, & 28, 2018
Friday 1PM – 5PM | Saturday 9AM – 5PM | Sunday 10AM – 4PM
Riverside Park- New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
FREE and Open to the Public

#MYIMAGESWEEKEND

A free public festival, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, is considered one of the top outdoor art shows in the Southeast US; indeed 92% of participating artists rated the event a “10,” the highest rating. In 2017, the 41st annual juried fine art festival presented 239 artists from 28 states and Canada, and drew a huge crowd of more than 48,000 arts enthusiasts. The weekend of festivities includes outstanding art, live music, a student art exhibit featuring the work of 100 of our talented youth in Southeast Volusia, and a creative education tent with five hands-on art projects that serve over 750 children, in partnership with art educators from our local schools.

IMG_5918In 2017, Images: A Festival of the Arts was named #39 in Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best Fine Art Shows in the Nation and #11 in the State! Sunshine Artist is America’s Premiere Art and Craft Show Magazine and has been the principal resource for artists and festivals for over 25 years. IMAGES was also voted “Best of the Best” Outdoor Art Festival by Hometown News Readers!

IMAGES Entertainment and Schedule of Events 2018
IMAGES Live Stage brings talented musical acts to the Festival. Join us to enjoy great live music and performances in Riverside Park! Entertainment booked by Marc Monteson Promotions. Sound provided by BT’s Music

Friday, January 26 | 1 PM – 5 PM Festival Open
• 10 AM – 5 PM NEW SMYRNA MUSEUM OF HISTORY | Doris Leeper: Environmentalist / Visionary
• 1 PM – 5 PM BRANNON CIVIC CENTER | Patron’s Lounge Open
• 1 PM – 5 PM RIVERSIDE PARK | Spirit Garden Open | Must be 21 to enter
• 3 PM – 4:15 PM MAIN STAGE | Christie Beu & Special Guests | Live music – variety
• 4:15 PM MAIN STAGE | Drawing for $250 in festival dollars! | Register at Information Booth by 4 PM

 

Saturday, January 27 | 9 AM – 5 PM Festival Open
• 9 AM – 5 PM BRANNON CIVIC CENTER | Patron’s Lounge Open
• 10 AM – 3 PM CREATIVE EDUCATION AREA | Student Art Exhibit | Take-away art projects, demonstrations and face painting!
• 10 AM – 5 PM RIVERSIDE PARK | Spirit Garden Open | Must be 21 to enter
• 10 AM – 5 PM NEW SMYRNA MUSEUM OF HISTORY| Doris Leeper: Environmentalist / Visionary
• 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM MAIN STAGE | Unlimited Strings | Live music – Standards
• 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MAIN STAGE | The Carpenters Tribute featuring Shannon Rae | Live music
• 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM CREATIVE EDUCATION AREA | Mr. Richard | Live kids sing-a-long
• 1:30 PM MAIN STAGE | Drawing for $250 in festival dollars! | Register at Information Booth by 1:15 PM
• 2:30 PM – 4 PM MAIN STAGE | Thom Chambers and The Groove City Band | Live Jazz

 

Sunday, January 28 | 10 AM – 4 PM Festival open
• 10 AM – 10:50 AM MAIN STAGE | Opus 5 Woodwind Quintet | Live classical music
• 10 AM – 4 PM BRANNON CIVIC CENTER | Patron’s Lounge Open
• 10 AM – 4 PM RIVERSIDE PARK | Spirit Garden Open | Must be 21 to enter
• 10 AM – 5 PM NEW SMYRNA MUSEUM OF HISTORY| Doris Leeper: Environmentalist / Visionary
• 11 AM – 3 PM CREATIVE EDUCATION AREA | Student Art Exhibit | Take-away art projects, demonstrations and face painting!
• 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MAIN STAGE | Jimmy and Eckhard | Live music – variety
• 12:30 PM MAIN STAGE | Drawing for $250 in festival dollars! | Register at Information Booth by 12:15 PM
• 1 PM – 2:30 PM WOMAN’S CLUB OF NEW SMYRNA | Kairos Alive! Intergenerational Dance Hall
• 1:30 PM – 3 PM MAIN STAGE | Kid Dutch and his New Orleans Music™ | Live Dixieland Jazz

IMAGES Patrons
The Patron’s Choice Awards, totaling $200,000 in 2017, demonstrates community support for the Festival, thereby enhancing its reputation and increasing its prestige. Patron’s Choice Awards are given by individuals or businesses who commit to spending a minimum of $200 on artwork at the Festival and who make a $200 tax-deductible donation; this commitment demonstrates community support for the artists and the Festival. The Patrons select work for purchase, then give the artist(s) a prestigious “Patron’s Choice Award” ribbon to be placed in his/her booth. For more information on the Patron’s program, phone 386-423-4733.
ABOUT THE FEATURED ARTIST, Leslie Peebles

IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts, is proud to announce its featured artist for the 2018 Festival is Leslie Peebles of Alachua, Florida. The featured piece, a relief print entitled “Gopher Tortoise“.

038Leslie attended The University of the South in Sewanee Tennessee and received her B.A. in Studio Art from Newcomb College in New Orleans in 1981. Leslie moved to Gainesville in 1985 and received an M.A. in Art Education from U.F. in 1994. She taught Art for 17 years in Florida. Leslie has won numerous awards including First place from Coconut Grove, Tallahassee, Mount Dora, and the Morse Museum Award from Winter Park. She is currently represented by McIntyre Studios in Gainesville, High Tides Gallery in St. Augustine, Clay and Paper Gallery in Dunedin, and Art Expo Gallery in St Petersburg Beach.
Inspiration comes by way of experience, dream, memory or idea. The works push beyond the boundary of surface description to a deeper, numinous or magical realism. They are rooted in reality but occupy a liminal space that is more real, more colorful; more alive. I try to capture those moments that lift the veil of our limited perception of what is real, to a fuller, soulful and spiritual understanding of the beauty of creation. My goal is to honor the world for its true self. I experience the landscape and all the life forms it nourishes and translate those experiences into drawings. The drawings are transferred to blocks of linoleum or wood. The slow, meditative process of carving distills and clarifies the images. I print their surfaces onto hand-made paper using a Charles Brand Etching Press. Color is added with reduction or multi-block printing, or hand-colored with watercolor or encaustic paint.