Steven Potts Named Featured Artist for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival 2011
THE WOODLANDS, TX - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Award-winning artist Steven Potts has been named the featured artist for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival 2011. The festival is set for Saturday, April 9 from 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday, April 10 from 10 am - 6 pm along The Woodlands Waterway® and in Town Green Park in The Woodlands Town Center. Now in its sixth year, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival features over 200 national, regional and international fine artists in a wide variety of mediums.
Potts, who lives in Chattahoochee Hills near Atlanta, Georgia, started turning wood over 10 years ago after being inspired by an artist he discovered in the North Georgia Mountains. After spending half a day with the artist, Potts went and purchased a lathe from a local store and began working in the area of wood turning.
Potts uses exotic and unusual domestic woods along with organic and natural elements from all over the world to create his vessels. He utilizes the natural inclusions and formations of the wood while incorporating classical shapes, metals and inlays. To insure the piece of art will last, Potts uses a special lacquer that he mixes to produce a glasslike finish. read more
"We are excited to have an artist of Steven Potts' caliber to be our featured artist at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival this year. Potts is passionate about preserving the beauty of the tree through his art," said Jenny Wright, festival director. "We are also thrilled about the variety of unique and talented visual artists along with the performing artists who will highlight The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. The Festival gives patrons the rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with artists from around the country, sample great food, and enjoy live music and entertainment."
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is produced by The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide regional cultural enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the visual and performing arts.
Art Fair SourceBook (AFSB™), "the definitive guide to the best juried art and craft fairs in the U.S.", has ranked The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival among the top 10% in the country for 2011.
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For more information, contact:
Jenny Wright, Festival Director