FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Name: Cynthia Sutt
Title: Marketing Director
Renowned New York Street Painting Artist Featured at Barefoot in the Park
April 27, 2011 – Duluth, GA. Everyone attending the 7th Annual Barefoot in the Park, Fine Arts Festival is in for a amazing treat. The Barefoot Organizing Committee is excited to announce that the world renowned street painting artist, Anthony Cappetto, will be creating an original 3D painting during this year’s weekend festival. Anthony Cappetto’s visit to Barefoot is sponsored by the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. The college staff is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner in bringing this 3D master to the region.
Barefoot in the Park will kick-off this year’s festival with a Friday evening Art Walk to preview this year’s Artists Market and a chance to meet Mr. Cappetto. Attendees will also get the first glimpse of Cappetto’s sidewalk masterpiece.
An artist from New York City, Anthony Cappetto created large pastel works on paper for exhibitions in New York City from 1997 through 2000. In 1999, on a trip to Italy, he saw pastel chalk art as street paintings and it was a natural evolution for his artwork. Anthony has been active in street painting since 2001, as an artist participating in festivals/events throughout the US, Mexico, Italy, the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), and Japan. Cappetto is a strong supporter of street painters and street painting festivals throughout the world as well as the founder of Art for After Hours and the co-founder of Innovative Street Painting Group, Inc., which includes ‘Blog Now on streetpainting.tv’ and the Streetpainting.tv video channel. Anthony has recently been a featured 3D street painter for exhibitions and festivals in Japan, South Carolina, New York State and New York City.
Barefoot in the Park, Festival of Fine Arts, Performance and Flavors, is proud to celebrate their seventh consecutive year of bringing some of the most outstanding regional artist, entertainment, and flavors to Greater Atlanta and North Georgia. The event is held in northeast Metro Atlanta, on the Town Green in Duluth, Georgia. This year’s festival dates are May 6 – 8. For a festival schedule of events visit www.barefootinthepark.org.
The Barefoot festival was started by a dedicated group of business owners and citizens with a dream of bringing a new, quality arts experience to the region. With the strong support of corporate citizens, individuals and the City of Duluth they have grown this festival into one of the most popular Spring event in our area.
All proceed from Barefoot go to support arts education programs. Applications are submitted and scholarships are awarded yearly to students in both the visual and performing arts. The organization’s mission is even more important in today’s world, where arts education funding is being cut back.
Presenting Sponsor Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Gwinnett College is a four-year, accredited liberal arts college that provides access to targeted baccalaureate level degrees that meet the economic development needs of the growing and diverse population of Gwinnett County and the northeast Atlanta metropolitan region. GGC opened its doors in August 2006 as the nation’s first four-year public college founded in the 21st century, and the first four-year public college founded in Georgia in more than 100 years. Georgia Gwinnett produces contributing citizens and future leaders for Georgia and the nation. Its graduates are inspired to contribute to their local, state, national and international communities and are prepared to anticipate and respond effectively to an uncertain and changing world. Visit Georgia Gwinnett College’s Web site at www.ggc.edu .
For more information about Barefoot in the Park, visit
www.barefootinthepark.org or phone 1-678-442-1825 ext. 102