Art Students Sign Up For Crimson Heart Festival

The arts festival scheduled for November 20 on Canterbury lawn has been adding new artists and craftspeople, including two members of UA’s Creative Co-op and art major Hannah Olstein. Amelia Horshok, organizer of Creative Space: Art from the Lori Taylor drawingCrimson Heart festival reports that collage and ceramic artist Emily Pickert and craftsperson Sarah Johns from Creative Co-op will have booths. Olstein will exhibit her paintings and drawings. Student and designer Camille Thomas who, with her mother, has a line of clothing, will be exhibiting at the festival. In addition, student Batra Valshall will do henna tattoos.crimson clay3

Horshok, a UA New College senior who created the festival as part of her final project, said that she wants to provide a “creative space” for UA student, faculty, staff and alumni artists who want to share their original work – their heart – with the community.

Artists and craftspeople already signed on include Sara Hart, Lori Ann Layden, Lorrie Lane, Ashley McWaters, Celia O’Kelley, Courtney Barr, Lori Taylor, students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Crimson Clay, members of UA’s Creative Co-op and others.

Emily Pickert figureCreative Space: Art from the Crimson Heart will be Thursday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn of Canterbury Chapel. Artists will demonstrate making their work and dialogue with community members about their process. Musical and theatrical performances and a poetry reading are also planned.Emily Pickert collage 1

To see photos of the artists’ work, check out the festival’s Facebook page here: