The Arts Council is pleased to announce that Barbara Kennedy has been commissioned to create the artwork for the 2014 May Festival of the Arts. The original artwork created by Kennedy will be used in all materials promoting the month-long celebration of the arts in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The original artwork will be featured on the 2014 MFA poster. There will be an Artist Reception at Barbara’s signature Sweet Spring Gallery on April 26th from 1-4pm and 6-9pm where Barbara will sign a limited edition of fine art glicee’s. The studio is located at 123 Spring Street.
Prints of the poster will be available for purchase throughout the festival. “Barbara’s work is so vivid and full of life,” said Arts Council chair Sandy Martin, “That’s what May Festival of the Arts is all about. It’s a perfect match.” Barbara prefers to paint with oils for their vibrant color and blending characteristics. She also works with acrylic paints, colored pencils and graphite in her two-dimensional work. Ba Before claiming the Ozarks as her home in 2008, Kennedy lived in the Seattle area where she created art and played keyboards with an internationally known reggae band. She also created and taught a children’s art program to help kids gain self-esteem and learn problem solving through their artwork. For more information about Barbara Kennedy, visit www.barbarakennedystudio.com.