Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Trading Mardi Gras for the Beach this year
Next Show for me is the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in downtown Tampa, FL for which I am delighted to be the featured Poster Artist! (see above)
March 5-6, 2011
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (by the Museum)
While most of my fellow New Orleanians will be costuming and reveling, my hero-mom and I will be loading my mini-van with artwork and driving to Tampa, FL for this festival which takes place the first weekend in March! Mardi Gras is uncharacteristically late this year, and as such, will likely be one of the most beautiful, so it is bittersweet to miss it. However, as a New Orleanian, I think it good policy to miss Mardi Gras every few years. Absence makes the heart... you know... and makes you more excited to take part in the festivities next year. This year for me, it will be beach and sunshine and gypsy-style art festival, funnel cakes and all. I'll be staying with my fabulously talented and adorable college roommate Megan Bryant who lives in Tampa when she's not globe-trotting and touring Africa for her work with luxury-tour group Cox and Kings.
When you have to miss Mardi Gras to be the featured poster artist at a major art festival on the beach in the Spring, that's what I call good problems.
If you're in Tampa, I hope you will come say hello and see the 25+ new original paintings I'll be showing. If you are in New Orleans, have enough fun for me and you both! and I'll see you all at Jazz Fest! (2nd wknd) ;)
See, winter wasn't so bad now was it?
We're nearly in the clear.
From the rue,