PRESS RELEASE: Rick Braveheart Selected for Columbus Arts Festival
April 27, 2015
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Rick Braveheart has been selected to exhibit at the 54th Annual Columbus Arts Festival on June 12-14, 2015. The juried art show, one of the most highly acclaimed arts festivals in the nation, last year attracted over 500,000 art enthusiasts to the city’s downtown riverfront. He will join over 300 artists from around the world for this three-day event. Rick will also be featured among a handful of Emerging Artist’s–a select program designed to help promote Central Ohio artists who are new to presenting their work at art festivals.
Rick has been a life-long landscape photographer and began his work with a camera at age ten. Starting with a single photograph published in a textbook decades ago, his work is now found in hundreds of private and corporate collections including the permanent collection of the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. State Department Embassies, various museums and national conservation organizations.
Rick Braveheart has created a unique visual style in his landscape work and is known for his love of nature and of bring attention to the need for protecting America’s national lands. Often waiting hours to capture a single photograph, along with an understanding of light, nature and the environment, his images evoke a sense of wonder and reveal an inner beauty, energy and spirit of the land. Rick’s traditional photographs are made with modern digital and film cameras as well as large century-old wooden cameras. He also creates non-traditional photographic images with wax painting and by hand-transferring inks from original photos onto handmade paper, glass, wood and other surfaces.
The Columbus Arts Festival, held along the city’s revitalized riverfront area known as the Scioto Mile, is produced by the non-profit Greater Columbus Arts Council. This annual festival is consistently ranked among the top art fairs in the nation including Sunshine Artist magazine’s top 100 fairs, American Style, and the Art Fair Sourcebook ELITE 25 Fine Art Fairs.
At the festival Rick can be found in booth W291. For more information on his work please visit rickbraveheart.com. For more information about the festival, its artists, programs and performers, visit the Columbus Arts Festival website at: columbusartsfestival.org – and follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter.
One of Rick’s landscape photographs from Zion National Park titled Dazzled will be featured in a juried art exhibit in Kansas City, Kansas. The fine art exhibition, which runs April 3-June 14, 2015 will be held in Art at the Center located at 1902 Lowell Avenue in Overland Park, Kansas.
This annual juried art exhibition began in 1979. Art at the Center is a unique midwest gallery space showcasing the work of artists from across the U.S. This exhibition includes photography, paintings, mixed media, pastels, sculpture and ceramics.
The opening reception on April 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. For the remainder of the show, all works will be on display Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturdays 7 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. If you are in the Kansas City area, I hope you will find time during the exhibit to stop by, view Dazzled and enjoy the artworks of many talented artists from around the country.
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