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Artist Advisor Spotlight: Joanne Casey – Art Under the Umbrellas Featured Artist

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Seeking a fresh look for the 2012-13 season of Art Under the Umbrellas, media artist Joanne Casey was chosen as its Featured Artist. Joanne’s paper collage of colorful market umbrellas, the Old Town bell tower, and swaying palm trees under vivid blue skies proved a perfect fit.

As with the previous Featured Umbrella Artists, Rebecca Molayem and Silvio Silvestri, Joanne’s image will become the new “face” of Art Under the Umbrellas and be used in all promotional materials, including LQAF’s website for the upcoming year or more. (Click to enlarge any of the images below.)

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Joanne Casey began her contemporary collage work 25 years ago when she learned the art of making paper by hand. In her collages Joanne uses her own handmade papers as well as papers made by hand in countries from around the world. Joanne is also a regular exhibitor at LQAF’s annual Chico’s – Art of Fashion event,  as well as La Quinta Arts Festival, where she serves as an Artist Advisor.

Casey will be introducing several new limited-edition print lines at the AUU shows this season, including prints of the original “Under the Umbrellas” collage. She will be adding several new larger-sized prints to her much in demand “Best Friends” series, as well as new landscape and floral collections. Joanne’s artwork is also on display–and for sale–at The Wine Bar at Old Town as part of the ongoing LQAF Artist Galleries. Learn more about Joanne Casey and view her mixed media artwork on our LQAF Online Gallery.

Join LQAF for the premiere of the new season of Art Under the Umbrellas on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Old Town La Quinta.