Art Walk artist profile: Carol Evert
Washtenaw County's annual Art Walk takes place this weekend, offering residents a chance to visit artists' workshops and galleries to highlight the local visual arts. More than 30 locations are taking part in the event, with a map available here. In conjunction with the Arts Alliance, which sponsors the event, each day this week AnnArbor.com will spotlight a participating artist. For more information, see the Art Walk website.
Name: Carol J Evert.
Artistic medium: Watercolor.
Art Walk exhibit location: Stone Arch Arts & Events, 117 S. Ann Arbor Street, Saline.
I decided to participate in Art Walk because it is a countywide effort to provide art seekers a chance to not only watch me demonstrate my creative process, purchase my artwork, but to also an opportunity to communicate personally with me to discuss my craft.
What would you like people to know about your work?
Vibrant color characterize my work as a creative watercolorist. The dynamic use of color and design evoke powerful emotions with the use of energetic colors, shapes and lines. My work tends to focus on the environment as I co mmunicate the wonder of nature through watercolor.
Why is Art Walk important to the community?
Art Walk is important to the community because it promotes cultural enlightenment and creates community identity . Since visual arts are a forum for safe expression and communication, it becomes an indispensable foundation for improving the quality of life in our communities.