July 01 2013
We’re delighted to announce that Port Townsend artist Luke Tornatzky will bring his love of color and texture to life in the 2014 Tulip Festival poster art.
“I came to Skagit Valley to find an image for the festival poster, but what I found was that the tulips themselves grab you with their vivid color and beauty,” commented Tornatzky. “Capturing the light in the tulip fields and the feelings evoked during the festival is a fun challenge.”
The shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland’s Cooper School of Art, and the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Design in Ohio all combined to give Tornatzky valuable training that led to him becoming a professional artist. His travels have taken him to coastlines, from the Caribbean to the South Pacific, and many places in between.
“Luke’s painting brings nuances to the poster that we haven’t seen before,” noted Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Executive Director Cindy Verge. “Tulip fans will be impressed at the November 7 poster unveiling.”
You’re invited to explore Tornatzky’s art at the Patricia Rouzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue in Seattle during July, where his work will be featured the entire month and where he will be in attendance on July 11 from 6 to 8 pm.
Learn more about Luke and his work at http://www.lukejtornatzky.net.
Ginny Bode of Fisher and Sons will work with Tornatzky to transform his artwork into the Tulip Festival poster. Bode will also design the Tulip Festival Official Apparel (to be unveiled on November 7) using a theme relating to the poster art.