Julio Garcia to be Featured Artist for Bayou City Arts Festival Memorial Park
The featured artwork for the 2019 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is titled “At Dusk” by Garcia
ABOUT THE ARTIST
This year’s featured artist Julio C. Garcia is a 2D Mixed Media artist from Jacksonville, FL. Garcia’s paintings come from deep within when he was a young boy living in Mexico.
Growing up in touch with nature and a quest to express it, Garcia painted every time he had a chance. His artwork is an invitation to travel and a journey through his experiences.
IN HIS OWN WORDS
- Talk about your influences on your paintings: My work represents the nostalgia during a period in which many amazing artists became known such as Picasso, Kandinsky, Diego Rivera and Tamayo .
- When did you know you wanted to be an artist? I have paintings from my childhood as early as 6 years old and that still in my childhood home. Growing into adulthood as an artist takes time, I spend half of my life acquainting myself with a way to communicate with others trough my art.
- What do you want people to take away from your work? My art holds Romanticism, Mystery and a lot of symbolism, but want to project respect to the human figure.
- Future plans? Want to continue creating, and I look forward to the day that I can have more time to invest in making my three dimensional art as I have already done with paintings.
ABOUT THE BAYOU CITY ARTS FESTIVAL-MEMORIAL PARK
During the past 48 years, attracting crowds of 35,000 annually, the Bayou City Art Festival has raised more than $3.6 million in support of local nonprofit organizations and provided a venue for over 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world.
As one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art events, Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park will provide guests with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase world-class art.
The three-day festival will feature live music, local food vendors and food trucks, beverages, entertainment, and much more. An exhibition of student artwork composed of the top 30 finalists from the Middle School Art Competition will also be featured at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park.
Admission: $12 online and $15 at the gate for adults; $5 for children 5-12 years old and children under 5 are free. For more information, go to www.artcolonyassociation.org.