Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Take pART, A Festival of the Arts


I went to St. Luke's United Methodist Church (4851 S Apopka Vineland Rd Orlando Florida) to Take pART in a Festival of the Arts held in their community Room. This used to be the place I went to vote so I was aware of  the location. St. Luke's hosted this new event celebrating creativity and local artists.

 The year's theme was "Footloose and fancy free," in partnership with St. Luke's summer musical Footloose. All were welcome to submit original fine art related to the theme. Take pART was a free event open to everyone. Art lovers and creatives could enjoy a stroll through "Artist Alley" to view artwork in the Fine Art Gallery. There were featured artistic demonstrations and workshops, where you could make and take your own artwork. There was even a creative kids corner for budding artists. Pencils and markers could be found on each of the round tables and that is where I set up to sketch.

The evening's main event was an Open Mic Night starting at 6:00 p.m. It was largely an evening of Karaoke. The one song I took note of was Killing Me Softly composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel. The song was written in collaboration with Lori Lieberman, who recorded it in late 1971. It was a number-one hit in 1973 for Roberta Flack.The performance at Take pART wasn't quite as haunting. I ended up sketching a woman performing a spoken word piece.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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