Howard Alan Events prides itself in showcasing only the very best talent in the U.S. at our outdoor, juried art gallery shows, this weekend’s Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts will certainly be no exception. We have over 100 artists, sculptors, painters, jewelry designers, potters and more just ready to share their excellent pieces of original art. And believe us when we say that there is something for everyone: If you love clay art, you’ll find something, if you swoon over beautiful handcrafted necklaces there are plenty of artists to choose from, and even if you want something more particular, there will be plenty of quirky, one-of-a-kind works to keep you appeased .
For those who love panoramic scenery depicting nature’s breathtaking beauty, few do it as gracefully and beautifully as this weekend’s Featured Artist, April Davis. Born in New York City and currently residing in Jupiter, Fl. April’s career spans an impressive 30 years, with works displayed both at her gallery and in various art festivals and galleries across the country. With a B.A. from Queens College and an M.F.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington, she has been commissioned to create original works representing various areas in the state of Florida, and this weekend, one lucky patron will be the proud owner of one of those gorgeous works of art at the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts.
What makes April Davis so gifted at capturing the spirit of nature? In her website, she says, “I have recently become aware of trying to create a window into nature, bringing the outside in and drawing attention to that world. My aim is to create a mood through light and color, bringing a sense of space and stillness to the viewer.” Indeed, when you gaze upon “Manatee Crossing”, the commissioned poster for the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts and the prize for this weekend’s Featured Artist Giveaway, a sense of peace and quiet is felt, and the vivid but gentle scenery truly captures the essence of Florida’s majestic landscapes.
But it’s not just “Manatee Crossing” that highlights April’s huge talent. Every piece that she paints is an homage to a nature, and she has been recognized throughout as a wonderful example of the mystique and beauty of natural landscapes. She has won many awards in some of the most prestigious art shows in Florida, and she has, in the past, been invited by Disney Cooperation to exhibit at Epcot Center in the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
This weekend, April Davis is bringing out her very best and showcasing her works at the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts this Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-5 pm in the beautiful coastal village of Hobe Sound, just north of Palm Beach. Visit April’s booth to see the piece “Manatee Crossing” and to enter the giveaway. No purchase is necessary to win, but you definitely need to be there to be eligible to win. The drawing will take place Sunday at 4 pm in April’s booth, so be sure to see her! Admission is always free and the show is open to the public, so bring your family and friends and have a great time!
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