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New England Art Happenings This Memorial Day Weekend!

26 May

Hey Art Lovers,

Check out what’s going on this Memorial Day Weekend at the deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park:

Gary Webb

This British sculptor is hosting his first ever exhibition in the United States. Known for his use of “myriad materials including steel, aluminum, glass, mirror, plastic, brass, wood, brick, spray paint, fabrics, and assorted found objects.”

“Webb creates enigmatic objects that play games with the tradition of Modernist abstraction while commenting on twenty-first century consumer culture” (deCordova.org).

Read more about Gary Webb today and see how you can plan your visit to the deCordova exhibition!

Jedediah Caesar

Have a passion for sculpture? Check out Los Angeles Native, Jedediah Caesar’s exhibition at the deCordova this Memorial Day Weekend…

Caesar’s works are created from “congealed materials that speak to process, temporality, and location in contemporary art.”

What is truly unique about Caesar’s art work is the fact that he constructs his works from various found objects.

Read more about the Jedediah Caesar exhibition today

Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now

This exhibition offers a new perspective on abstract photography. Unlike many art forms, this exhibition “challenges our popular view of photography as an objective image of reality by reasserting its constructed nature” (decordova.org).

These are only several of the many fascinating exhibitions happening at the deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park.

Read up on other current exhibitions and plan your trip today!

We are looking forward to seeing you in just a couple short weeks at the Garden City Center Art Festival at the Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island!

And of course, none of Festival Fete’s Art Happenings would be possible without our wonderful sponsors!

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Street Art We Love

17 Feb

We believe regardless of your likes, dislikes, hobbies, professions, etc. that artists, art enthusiasts and the average Joe alike can all appreciate a good piece of art work.

Street Art is a growing epidemic and we are PROUD supporters

Today we want to share with you some of our all time favs.

We are sure that most of you are familiar with this image…

But did you know that the person famous for making this Obama poster, so prominent during his campaign, was none other than street artist Shepard Fairey?

The rest of his work may also seem pretty familiar, and it is DEFINITELY worth the time to check out!

Another recognizable name to you may be BANKSY.

Recently, England native Banksy has gained a tremendous amount of attention in the media and here’s why…

If you are interested in learning more about street art, Banksy is a great place to get started

Learn more about Banksy and his work by checking out his website. He’s got some great examples of both his indoor and outdoor art!

Lastly, I want to introduce you to one of my personal favorites. Not as well known as Shepard Fairey or Banksy, but DEFINITELY a talented artist.

I came across Hush on Brookylnstreetart.com and I am SO glad I did.

Hush is currently living & working in the UK

However, one of my favorite works by Hush is his “In the Tenderloin” display in San Francisco, California.

I absolutely recommend reading up on Hush. His style is truly unique.

In other news..

Don’t forget to attend the Garden City Center Art Festival on June 9th AND 10th (10am-5pm Daily)

And as always we would love to thank our lovely sponsors!

Monthly Sweepstakes: Your Chance to WIN!

20 Jan

Festival Fete is giving YOU the opportunity to enter to WIN a $50.00 gift certificate to spend at any of the upcoming 2012 Festival Fete art festivals!

In order to enter you must

  • Be 16 years or older
  • “Like” us on Facebook

For more information on this fabulous opportunity stop by our Facebook page

This month’s sweepstakes will end on January 31, 2012. Don’t miss out!