The 2007 Dogwood Arts Festival Limited Edition Print (LEP) “Spring in the City” by artist Mike C. Berry is now sold out. The print is a colorful rendition of Gay Street in a light spring rain which prominently features the Tennessee Theater. Mike entered the original work during the Dogwood Arts Festival’s “Call for Artists”. It was included in a gallery exhibition of all entered works at Three Flights Up Gallery where round one of the first ever public vote was held to select this year’s print. The final vote was held during the Dogwood Arts Festival House and Garden Show in February where Mike’s was selected from four finalists.
The print hit the streets in late March and the artist signed during April’s First Friday gallery stroll and on-site at the 47th Annual Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square – which brought people out in the rain! When asked about his inspiration for the work, Berry replied, “I really wanted to create an image that represented springtime but more importantly, a positive image of downtown and its inhabitants. My focus was on all the good things that are happening and the positive possibility of things to come”.
You can still own a smaller version of “Spring in the City” by purchasing a set of twenty note cards which are available for $15.00 at the Dogwood Arts Festival office at 106 W. Summit Hill Drive. For mail orders, call 865-637-4561. A $5.00 shipping and handling fee added to the cost of the note cards for mail orders.
If you would like to see other works created by Mike Berry, you can visit his website at mikecberry.com, or stop by the Emporium Gallery located at 100 South Gay St. For more information please call the Dogwood Arts Festival at 865.637.4561.