Photo by Justin Briggs

May 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Gantenbein, Marketing Director, 541-690-3849, mike.g@brittfest.org

Britt Unveils 2018 Fine Arts Poster

JACKSONVILLE, OR – Britt unveiled its 2018 Fine Arts Poster on Tuesday, May 15 at Jacksonville Elementary School in Jacksonville. This year’s work is a beautiful quilt by Jacksonville textile artist Karen Hanken. The poster is the 34th in a series celebrating Britt through the visual arts. The piece, titled “Britt ScRhapsody”, features a mosaic of colorful and patterned pieces that come together to show all of the elements that patrons experience during a night at Britt. As well as being a textile artist, she owns the Top Stitch store in Medford. She has a BFA from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA (her hometown bordering Philadelphia). As a regular fan of Britt concerts, she decided to apply for the Fine Arts Poster in 2016, and was one of three finalists selected from ten nominees.

The original quilt will be offered as an auction item during the Best of Britt fundraising event for Britt Education & Engagement, held on Thursday, June 21 along with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. During this event, attendees will be able to view the quilt and have the option to bid on it.

The reception also honored winners of the Jacksonville Elementary spring musical poster competition, through Britt’s partnership with the school. This is the 30th year that Britt has hosted the annual school play. Posters were created in preparation for the school’s annual musical, and winners were chosen at each grade level, along with an overall grand prize winner. The 2018 production is “Shrek the Musical, Jr.”, which will be performed on the Britt stage on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this free performance.

The 2018 Britt Fine Arts Poster is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo.

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Inspired by its intimate and scenic hillside venue, Britt Music & Arts Festival provides diverse live performances, an incomparable classical festival and dynamic education programs that create a sense of discovery and community. Since its grassroots beginnings in 1963, the non-profit organization has grown from a two-week chamber music festival to a summer-long series of concerts in a variety of genres, including a three-week orchestra season, and year-round education and engagement programs. For more information, visit www.brittfest.org.

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