Outer Banks Forum Announces Playbill Artist Contest Winner
The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and the Dare County Arts Council are pleased to announce the winners of their second annual art competition to select the Forum’s Playbill cover.
George Wood’s photograph “Mellow Cello” was selected as the winner and will be featured on the cover of the 2015 Playbill.
The People’s Choice winner was selected during the opening reception and went to photographer Dave Huff for his work entitled “Heart and Soul”.
Nine artists submitted nineteen original photos and paintings, with a theme of “Spotlight on Performing Arts,” for an exhibit hosted by OBX Trio in Kitty Hawk, which began on April 8 and will continue through May 22.
“The collaboration between the Forum and the Arts Council has been tremendous,” said Eddie Cooke, president of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts. “George Wood’s winning photograph is stunning and serves as a metaphor for our partnership, bringing visual and performing arts together for a common purpose. I’d like to encourage everyone to go to Trio in the coming weeks to see this spectacular show.
“This is an event that represents what is best about the Outer Banks—two dynamic and creative organizations coming together to support the arts,” said Dare County Arts Council president Kip Tabb. “It is an amazing exhibit that tells a visual story of the performing artists. Congratulations to all the artists who participated, especially our winners George Wood and Dave Huff”
OBX Chevy sponsors this year’s Forum Playbill art show. Marc Hellman, general manager of OBX Chevy added “we are proud to be part of the Forum and Arts Council efforts to increase awareness and recognition of the artistic talent in our community. The 2015 – 2016 playbill cover selection captures the energy of the Forum’s scheduled events.”
The winning entry and People’s Choice will be honored at the Forum’s final performance of the Virginia Symphony this Thursday, April 23 at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills.