Local artist Cordell Cordaro has designed the commemorative poster and t-shirt for the 42nd Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival.
The Festival’s poster art committee, led by neighborhood volunteers, commissioned Cordell Cordaro, after viewing his captivating artwork at the Festival in previous years, and around the Rochester community.
“I was honored to be asked to create a design for the Corn Hill Arts Festival,” said Cordaro, “The Corn Hill neighborhood’s historic and stylistic architecture serves as the basis for the poster, which also is accentuated with a charismatic depiction of a vivacious social affair.”
Cordell Cordaro has been an artist all his life, but it wasn’t until 2004, that he discovered his creative passion for paint. Born to creative parents, with a father adept with pen and ink, Cordaro was able to flourish artistically and has developed into an internationally recognized artist – exhibited in the US, UK, and Singapore. Influenced by renowned artists, Egona Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Toulouse Lautrec, his art is known for its innate ability to capture and convey compelling human emotions with bold and expressive colors and strokes. Locally, Cordaro’s work is featured at Artisan Works in Rochester, NY. He has also shown at the annual New York Expo and is known to donate his artwork toward a good cause.
This year’s poster debut will be held at 3PM, Friday, June 18, at the Lunsford Circle Park Gazebo. Cordaro will also be available at the unveiling of the festival poster to meet and talk with the public about his design. Cordaro will also be exhibiting both Saturday and Sunday at this year’s Festival on South Fitzhugh St in booth 142.
The 2010 commemorative posters and t-shirts, featuring Cordell Cordaro’s design, will be available for purchase at the Festival’s t-shirt and poster booth, located on Adams Street near the Avery Mall.
Please visit Cordell Cordaro’s website to see his work.