Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Image Selected for the 2018 Artstreet Fine Arts Festival of Green Bay

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An image created by Kimberly Vlies, a Green Bay native, won the 2018 Artstreet Image Design Competition.

According to a press release: The design will be the official image of the 37th annual fine arts festival that will be held Aug. 24, 25 and 26 in downtown Green Bay. Info: mosaicartsinc.org/artstreet/.

The image will be displayed on all posters, T-shirts and other promotional materials.

Asked what inspired her to do the design, Vlies said, “When I began conceptualizing my depiction of Artstreet 2018, I set out to capture the spirit and bustle of a vibrant cultural event I find so completely captivating and inspiring.

“The canopies are more than just traditional tents, but represent the individual treasures they contain.

“The flourishes symbolize how Artstreet positively overflows with both visual and performing arts of all subjects, styles, mediums and expressions.”

Vlies earned a degree in graphic communications at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh while studying drawing, oil painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics.

Vlies is a digital marketing specialist with the UW-Green Bay Office of Marketing and University Communication.

Vlies serves on Brown County Civic Music Association’s Executive Committee.

The annual Artstreet Image Design Competition is open to all ages interested in submitting a design that conveys the essence of the Artstreet fine arts festival.

Artstreet is an event of Mosaic Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the arts in the greater Green Bay area by supporting and promoting individual artists, arts and culture organizations, creative businesses and fostering arts education.

Contact me at warren.gerds@wearegreenbay.com. Watch for my on-air Critic at Large editions on WFRV-TV at 6:20 a.m. Sundays.

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