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Monday, October 19, 2015                                                           Kelly Dozier |850-544-6399|                                                                                                                                        kelly@morethanbuildings.com

 

Cover Artist Announced for

16th Annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival

Tallahassee’s Premier Fine Art Festival

 

TALLAHASSEE–Artist Jenny Odom will be the cover artist for the 2016 LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival. Her work will grace the cover of the official Chain of Parks program and poster, in addition to being featured on many of the festival souvenirs that will be offered for sale. Odom grew up in Tallahassee. She has been a working artist for more than 14 years, but remembers having a passion for art since she was young.

 

“When I was a child, I always doodled, drew cartoons and sketched,” Odom said. When asked what inspired her to be an artist, she replied “I was not inspired by any one artist, but rather I was drawn to life as an artist.”

 

Odom lived and worked in both Arizona and Florida for an ad agency and newspapers. Her artwork is colorful, playful and takes you on a journey. She now lives in Apalachicola and currently owns her own gallery called Iggyart at Bowery Station. Odom’s cover art, “Tally Town,is a special commissioned piece exclusively for LeMoyne and the festival. “I was a first-timer at Chain of Parks during the 2015 show,” she explained. “Near the end of the first day Kelly Dozier, Festival Director, came by and talked to me about my work. She explained she was part of the committee to select next year’s cover artist. I was happy when the committee contacted me about using one of my landscapes for the artwork.”

 

The idea for the cover art came about when Odom was asked to create a piece involving Tallahassee landmarks. After producing three or four versions of the unnamed painting, Sheri Sanderson, Festival Manager, recommended the title “Tally Town”. “I thought it was the perfect name,” Odom said.

 

The 16th Annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Bloxham, Lewis and Randolph Parks located in the Downtown Chain of Parks. Visitors will have a delightful and fun outdoor cultural experience, while viewing amazing, one-of-a-kind works of art during this year’s festival.

 

This FREE event is open to the public. Visitors can view and purchase unique creations offered by the 150 fine artists who will come to Tallahassee from throughout the country, while enjoying a weekend filled with art, family fun, mouth-watering culinary delights, fanciful children’s art activities and a wide variety of live entertainment.

 

Interested fine artists can apply to be part of the festival by visiting www.chainofparks.com. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2015.

 

Stay tuned for more exciting news about the festival that will be announced in the near future. For additional information on the cover artist, visit www.iggart.com. For more information about the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, visit www.chainofparks.com or email chainofparks@lemoyne.org. You can also “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LeMoyneChainofParks.

 

Jenny Odom Cover Artist

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