FIRST ANNUAL “ART ON THE BOULEVARD FESTIVAL”
Presented by The Open Door Gallery at the McCoy Academy
August 31, 2012-September 3, 2012 Noon-6:00pm
Spirit of Portland, Independent Spirit Award and Lowenstein Trust winner, Bobby Fouther, is pleased to announce the “Art On The Boulevard Festival” at McCoy Academy, 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97212. The festival will create funding for a free Saturday arts program based in the community.
The festival is a four-day event of performances by local artists as well as the unveiling of Mr. Fouther’s commissioned paintings for the Regional Arts and Culture Councils permanent works collection, workshops, classes, gallery installation and hands on fun for the entire family. Performing artists will include Janice Scroggins and guests, Toni Hill, Gauri Raj, Blue Azul, Cameron Whitten, Lady Rose, Blacque Butterfly and many more. Brenda Phillips will also perform via skype from Atlanta, Ga. and Teressa Raiford will host the Sunday TEA@THREE program.
Mr. Fouther has dedicated his career to inspiring youth in the greater Portland area and beyond to discover and cultivate their natural artistic ability. He is a second- generation visual and performing artist and native Oregonian known for his dedication to arts education. The festival is Mr. Fouther’s gift to the community that helped him develop into the artist he is today. His goal is to recreate a centrally located place for making art in our community. He hopes the festival will inspire those within the community to join him in creating an environment that supports and promotes artistic talent.