In celebration of The 2013 Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival Bluffton, taking place in Bluffton, SC, resident and well known artist designs a unique commemorative artwork and poster.
“I wanted to create a poster that was fun , unique, visually interesting and that captured the festive atmosphere of the Arts and Seafood Festival. The crab, oysters and shrimp encompass the theme of the festival and I tried to illustrate that in my own unique style,” states Farris.
Amiri will be on hand signing posters as well as working on an oversized painting at the “Friends of Bluffton Artists” 2nd Annual Invitational Showcase of Local Art Sunday Oct. 13, 2013, from 11am until 5pm, in Old Town on Calhoun & Boundary. And Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 on the festival strip Calhoun Street.
He will also be releasing his new series called Blufton dreams. This series of paintings and prints is a layered interpretation of elements found in old town Bluffton. “Bluffton is a unique town and I wanted to create a series of Artwork illustrating the different elements found in old town in my own style.”
The poster images can currently be viewed in a digital gallery at (http://www.behance.net/wip/255711/480931?sid=cvjuu6hu2ouc9fp6hf6v4mj195).
The ninth annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival will be held in the charming and eclectic historic district of Bluffton, SC, well known for its quirky art community and natural river beauty. The festival is a week long event offering a myriad of activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Low Country cuisine, rich history, culture and art of the area and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton.
The highlight of the festival is the Streetfest which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area’s premier restaurants and caterers and great music and entertainment on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20.
Amiri Geuka Farris received his Masters of Fine Art in Painting, with his BFA in Illustration and graphic design, from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is currently a Instructor at the University of South Carolina Beaufort where he teaches studio art. Farris’ works are full of exuberant color and intimate personal experiences. His deep engaging layers invite you to look deeper into the painting, where images and colors dance across the canvas in an energetic display of expression. His work has been featured in more than 50 one-person gallery shows and juried museum exhibitions across the US, including the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, and the York W. Bailey Museum at Historic Penn Center National Historic Landmark on St. Helena Island, SC, where he was named the 2008 Artist-of- the-Year. He has steadily created a diverse and inspired body of work that is eagerly collected in private collections throughout the world. Farris’ art studio, located at the Sea Island Art Center at the University of South Carolina’s Beaufort campus, is open by appointment. His artwork is currently on display locally at Four Corners Gallery in Old Town Bluffton.