Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 7 (FF)
Location Notes:
FF; Drawer 7

44th Festival of the Arts

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.87.1
Artist:
Abigail Bradley
Credit:

Medium:
Poster
Date:
2013
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14 in Width: 11 in
Description:
Poster commemorating the 44th Annual Festival of the Arts. The information is displayed on red jean material with playful letters and music notes.
Historical Context:
Abigail Bradley is an artist from Grand Rapids who has attended Festival for many years. She also has a vast knowledge of poster media, and is a four-time ArtPrize participant. Bradley used a whimsical color block design against the bright blue background to symbolize the diverse of a community of backgrounds and talent. Also incorporated in the poster is the Calder stabile, with Bradley splashing its bold red color on the jean canvas background. Re-sewing old jeans was another way Bradley used to communicate the fun, casual atmosphere of Festival of the Arts. “I knew we wanted to spotlight the spirit of this much-celebrated annual community event, and I wanted to express it in a fresh and bold way,” says Bradley. “I made sure the poster was playful, colorful, and reflective of the many activities that always happen during Festival weekend" -Abigail Bradley