2014 Poster & Featured Artist Unveiled

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2014 Corn Hill Arts Festival Poster by artist Kat Patterson

Rochester, NY, June 25, 2014 – The Corn Hill Neighbors Association unveiled the 2014 Corn Hill Arts Festival Commemorative Poster this afternoon during its annual ceremony.
The event was attended by special guests Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon and ESL Federal Credit Union CEO David L. Fiedler. ESL is the first presenting sponsor of the Festival.

This year’s poster was created by Kat Patterson, last year’s Emerging Artists Expo 1st place winner. Patterson is a 2012 graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Technical Theater and Printmaking. She also utilizes her considerable artistic talent in theatrical costume design.

“The Corn Hill Arts Festival reminds us of the neighborhood’s historical importance, but it also assures us that our city is alive and vibrant today–filled with talented artists and energetic residents,” said Mayor Lovely Warren. “Kat Patterson’s poster, with its brilliant colors, gives us a beautiful depiction of Corn Hill, the Genesee River and the city skyline.”

“I had been inspired by Buddhist Mandalas in some of my previous works and thought the format could be translated into a great poster,” said Patterson. “It allowed me to use the eye-catching bright colors and patterns with some of the unique architecture of the Corn Hill area. I combined it all in an effort to make a design that portrayed the joyful atmosphere of the festival.”

The image is “a digital drawing meant to mimic a silkscreen poster.” A bold color scheme of greens, blues and reds give an empowering feel to the design. The buildings that are placed onto the “Mandala” feel glued to the community like the iconic pieces they have become.

“For 46 years, the Corn Hill Arts Festival has played an integral role in supporting the development and livelihood of area artists,” said Fiedler. “It has helped sustain the growth and preservation of one of Rochester’s most treasured neighborhoods. ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to lend its support as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Corn Hill Arts Festival.”

Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon and ESL Federal Credit Union CEO David L. Fiedler join artist Kat Patterson in presenting the 2014 Poster. Photo by Janet Mlinar

Patterson’s artwork and signing will be available on collectible merchandise celebrating the 46th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival. The Merchandise Booth is located at the Frederick Douglas and Adams Streets intersection.

Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are used by the Neighbors Association for a variety of community needs.  Festival funds are also used for protecting and promoting the historical character and beauty of the area. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association encourages cultural diversity, and strives to foster good relations not only within the neighborhood, but its surrounding communities as well. For more information on Corn Hill or its festival, please visit www.cornhillartsfestival.com.

Visit Kat online at: www.katpatterson.com