By: Danielle Cornely
It’s officially festival season in Atlanta! The 43rd annual Inman Park Festival is this weekend, so to get in the spirit of things, we’ve found some talented artists who will be attending.
North Carolina’s Dave Goldman paints ethereal landscapes and waterscapes as well as highly textured, sometimes three dimensional mixed media pieces. For both subjects, his use of color is evocative and meaningful. The mixed media works sometimes reference landscapes, but often (like “Low Pressure” above) are more abstract and display his expertise of color palette, texture, and shape.
If you’re looking for a new take on some beloved childhood figures, Kevin Eslinger’s reimagining of these iconic characters is for you. His color palette ranges from subdued, almost dreary hues to vibrant and striking saturations, and he renders recognizable characters in almost caricature-like fashion. It’s an exciting, original take on people and things we have all seen countless times, and he manages to make us feel as though we are seeing them for the first time with new eyes.
One of Atlanta’s own! Megan Daloz’s beautiful, one of a kind pieces aren’t your grandmother’s ceramics. While she does create some traditional bowl and mug shapes, there are plenty of edgy variations among the work in her gallery. The simple beauty of her creations’ forms is met by her appealing color palettes and bold graphics.
ChurpModern brings a much-needed breath of fresh air to the world of handcrafted birdhouses. Deviating from the traditional forms (and colors), ChurpModern’s birdhouses are directly inspired by modern architecture, featuring striking silhouettes and graphic lines.
Artist and designer Sharon McLean’s Charleston-based Zola Jewelry is a collection of truly beautiful, wearable art. There is something for every jewelry taste, whether you prefer simple, clean lines, or jaunty, bold bundles. Her leather cuffs are some of the most colorful and elegantly designed pieces of their kind.
The festival begins this Saturday, April 26th at 11am. Visit www.inmanparkfestival.org for more information on the upcoming festivities!