2017-04-20 / Arts & Entertainment News

Find fine art at Mercato this weekend

Kelly Tracht describes her style as “painterly modernism.” Kelly Tracht describes her style as “painterly modernism.” The Art Festival at Mercato takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23. Fifty fine artists from around the country will display ands sell their original works in photography, jewelry, sculpture, glass, clay and painting on the main lawn across from Silverspot Cinema.

Featured artist Kelly Tracht trained as an architect at the University of Florida, graduating with honors and winning a merit-based scholarship to earn her master’s of architecture at Miami University in Ohio.

She decided to pursue her art fulltime in 2005. She describes her style as “painterly modernism.” Painterly, she says, describes the brush strokes in her pieces that allow one to experience the paint in a spontaneous way. Modernism describes the innocence in her work, an homage to her influences: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Georgia O’Keeffe.

COURTESY IMAGES COURTESY IMAGES For more information about the Art Festival at Mercato, visit www.boulderbrook.net. ¦

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