Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Clayton Artist Donates Painting to Downtown Development Association

Clayton artist Carolyn Howard presented an original painting of “The Town Square Concert Series” to the Clayton Downtown Development Association. The presentation was made at the start of the DDA’s regular monthly meeting on September 14. She told the board, “The summer concert series is a wonderful addition to our great ‘Downtown Clayton’, my home town. Thanks!” DDA President Ed Knight said, “This is a wonderful gift and a great example of the type of talent and love of Clayton many of our citizens have.”

Ms. Howard described the painting:
“I first painted the bright background colors with a water color wash to represent the variety of upbeat sounds heard from each different group. The silhouettes and other shapes are representative of the varied activity going on all over the Town Square where the concerts are held. I took many photos of the audience eating, talking, singing, swinging, swaying and dancing so that I could have a variety of images to include in my painting. I added the music notes, the stage with the bands and the keyboards in the border to enhance the sense of fun music happening all around us.”

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