What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! I went to the First Tennessee Pavilion to admire all of the beautiful artwork that was on display at the 4 Bridges Art Festival. This year's festival was a landmark - the 10th anniversary! Kudos to ava for their ongoing commitment to bringing the best of the arts to Chattanooga, even in these troubling economic times.
Not long ago, Maria Killam's beautiful blog, Colour Me Happy featured a post where she selected art that she loved followed by images of rooms where she would like to place said art. You can read her post here. I thought it was such a great and inspiring post that I'll have a go at it myself, using photos of the art pieces I loved most from the 4 Bridges Festival.
I'm crazy about dog portraits. This one is big, bold and whimsical and is by Dana Lise Shavin, a Chattanooga-based artist. Sorry about the flash reflection ...
Wouldn't this portrait be great in here?
I am also a fan of Chattanooga artist Lisa Norris. Her dress pattern collages are simple, feminine and fresh. Here are a few pieces she had on display at the 4 Bridges Festival.
Love this one! Maybe in here..
Lisa also handcrafts beautiful books
You can buy the books at blue skies on Frazier Ave.
There was great photography by Kyle Spears
Either one of his pieces would work in here
Nashville artist's Cindy Wunsch work is colorful and whimsical.
Stephanie's work above or below in here
Artist Clay Binkley uses salvaged materials to create his art. Love these mirrors..
This one is made of recycled tractor metal and reminds me of this mirror used in Ruthie Sommers' design here
from Traditional Home
It was love at first sight when I spied Robin Anne Cooper's creations. All of her art is made from canvas pieces and is fun, colorful and extraordinary. Check these out
but these are amazing
This one in here
In person, this is reads as black- must be the flash reflecting off of the canvas pieces, so squint real hard and imagine it blacker. I'm putting it in here
Hope that was as fun for you as it was for me! As a sidebar, those incredibly fabulous black & white lamps look familiar to me ...
Yep, those are the same Tar-Jay lamps that are in my dining room!
Hope you have your best week ever!