This evening, local artist Ben Fraits delivered the Art Lotto trophies to me! They work great alongside our other lotto designs with their bright colors and use of paper planes. In this case, they’re aluminum planes made from discarded beverage cans. In fact, all the supplies used in making the trophies is recycled material found right here in Harrisonburg! Here’s a sneak at one of the three awards that will be handed out on Thursday evening at our Private Party. Be sure to join us for the First Friday Public Opening this Friday from 5-7 at The Artful Dodger! There will be lots of kid-friendly activities happening out front including face painting, sidewalk art, a mini-manicure station and a coloring table! Woo art!
On Sunday morning a few Lotto artists met in the parking lot beside Larkin Arts for a short and sweet promo shoot with Andy Vanhook of Appeal Productions. It was a showdown of sorts with weapons of mass…creation. It was a western-themed venture on the streets of downtown ‘Burg. We laughed, a lot. And we can’t wait to share the finished product. Stay tuned!
Lynn Lough is new to Art Lotto this year and we are so excited to have her creative energy on board! Lynn is in the first stages of portrait planning and to her, it’s more than putting a face on a canvas. Here’s a little glimpse into the mind of Lynn Lough:
“I’m creating a portrait of Rhoda Miller for Art Lotto. As an artist who approaches my work in a very expressionist manner it’s extremely important for me to know my subject on a emotional level. I met Rhoda for the first time at Art Lotto’s Luck of the Draw. I snapped a few photo’s of her then and immediately became enthralled with her eyes, which are amazing! But, pondering how I was going to get even a glimpse into her “soul” in such a sort time seemed a bit daunting. As the “luck of the draw” would have it, last week I was able to attend her art opening at the Joshua Wilton House (It’s a great show and is up through June). Getting to see Rhoda’s work was very inspring and informative and gave me insight as to how I want to portray her. After all, there are few better ways to know an artitst then through her work! Rhoda gave me permission to photograph her work at the opening and I immediately came home and started playing with the images. Here’s a little teaser video I made for inspiration…who know where this will lead! I guess we will all find out in the weeks to come! Cheers!” ~Lynn
Incase you forgot how awesome the cup drawings were at The Luck of the Draw…here’s a friendly reminder. Denise designed 58 original drawings on styrofoam cups! Artists in attendance selected a cup to keep – under the cup was a lotto ball with the name of another artist, revealing who they would be portraying in this years Art Lotto!
Art Lotto artists will meet their match on March 20 at the Luck of the Draw!