In June, he won first place for painting in the
March, 70, has also participated in the
Now, March is one of 20 artists selected to be in Yorkfest's juried art exhibition, which is open to the public and set for
Diverse art: March earned the state award for "Surveillance," an acrylic painting that resembles a TV screen showing surveillance footage. It uses pointillism, since TVs are made up of little pixels, he said.
March said he doesn't try to "paint something pleasing all the time," and "Surveillance" challenges viewers to examine how their behaviors are monitored.
His work has imitated reality -- from the Vietnam War to
March's Yorkfest entry, however, is a little less political: He uses charcoal and pastel on paper to portray a stream that runs through his small farm.
"That's part of my artistic variety, you might say," said March, who teaches art at
The exhibition will hang in the
Live music: Yorkfest will also bring several free activities and programs to downtown
Nearly 100 invited artists from across the country will display and sell their work on both days, said event coordinator
There will also be live music all weekend:
And a free jazz concert, featuring the
"It's a great way to utilize a beautiful venue in downtown
Activities: At the event, 12 food vendors -- eight of them new to Yorkfest -- will sell exotic burritos, burgers, fries, tacos, Greek food and more, she said.
New Freedom Art will also bring its "Meet the Masters" program back for a second year. The program allows students to create art projects in the styles of select artists throughout history.
Attendees can also experience poetry performances, sidewalk art, walking tours and a caricature artist.
"There's something for everybody," Yeaple said.
Last year's attendance was around 15,000 for the weekend, and organizers expect about the same amount this year, she said.
To learn more about the festival and its artists, visit www.facebook.com/yorkcityspecialevents.
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