Glens Falls, where I live and work, has a small downtown with restaurants, breweries, and art galleries. In the summertime, it buzzes with outdoor concerts and street festivals. Most of that buzz surrounds the Adirondack Theater Festival (ATF). The annual festival features three or four high-quality theater productions and off-shoot children's themed events at the Charles R Wood Theater. The region's most active art gallery (other than the Hyde Collection), Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC), collaborates with ATF each summer for its "Tooning In" series — where local artists sketch, paint or otherwise interpret live performances and turn them into artwork that hangs in the Wood Theater lobby during the festival.
I've been contributing as a local designer, dusting off my sketch book and having a blast while doing it. Here are a couple of selections:
I just stumbled upon this artist, David Mann. He illustrated Easyriders Magazine in the '70s. The magazine celebrated motorcycles and biker culture. Mann's illustrations, for the 70s, are ahead of their time with rich detail and creative perspectives. His illustrations offer a really cool glimpse at what it was like in the freewheelin' times that he worked in.
This video evokes so much feeling. I'm not from Vermont, although I do love it, but this is what a marketing/promotional video should do — show, don't tell, and let the personalities tell you all you need to know. Each person watching will connect to it in their own way and it becomes a very organic experience just by simply watching the video. So great.