MICA, the producer of Old Town BluesFest (and its sister festivals Lansing JazzFest and Michigan Mosaic Music Festival) emphasizes the use of quality fine artwork in posters and other promotional materials.
In honor of festival season, beautiful MICA Gallery (1210 Turner) is hosting a show of festival posters throughout history, featuring nearly all the posters ever used by JazzFest, Mosaic, and BluesFest, as well as some of the original art. This artwork is for sale in the gallery.
Artists featured include Brian Bishop, Melissa Calanchi, Louise A. Church, Dario Corsi, Andy Doerr, Barbara Hranilovich, Ken Keirns, Steven Kovar, Kirby Milton, Barbara Morris, Joe Oberlin, Dennis Preston, Theresa Rosado, David Sherer, Bruce Thayer, Terry Terry, Tim Whalen, Chuck Wilhelm and Qinge Wu.
MICA Gallery is also a product of MICA’s work to catalyze community development through quality arts programming.
Old Town BluesFest 2012 Art
This year’s festival artwork was created by Barbara Hranilovich in encaustic-based mixed media. In her words, “I wanted this piece to speak of early blues evolution, of rail-traveling musicians who played alone and with others and gathered stories along the way. It is meant to evoke the grit of thick hot days in the south and a deep mellowness that I feel in older blues music. The figure is one with his music … playing for himself.”