Over the weekend, I attended one of the Carmel Art & Film Festival events called “Art In The Park” (at Devendorf Park in downtown Carmel-by-the-sea). This premiere festival showcases independent films, contemporary art, music, and photography from around the world. The Art in the Park event featured artists who use various mediums, ranging from bronze large-scale sculptures to glass pieces to custom jewelry, in addition to watching live demonstrations by artists. As you can see in the photo below, it was a perfect day to spend perusing art in the park.
I was especially inspired by three particular artists’ showcases.
One featured whimsical sculptures entitled “English Garden Rabbits”. Created by Michael Ezzell, who is a ceramic glass and bronze sculptor that creates enchanting fairytale-like “characters with their own distinct personalities and unique expressions… Each is hand thrown and sculpted of clay, dried slowly and fired to 2000 degrees.”
Another artist who’s work stood out to me, was a California Impressionist painter named Delia Bradford. Having been raised in Big Sur, her love of California’s majestic natural scenery is exhibited in her acrylic paintings. She truly captures the essence of California landscape in a beautiful way.
On my way out of the park, I noticed several vivid-colored glass sculptures, which were created by Lucy Chamberlain. Lucy is a Los Angeles-based glass-forming artist, who focuses primarily on incorporating floral and fruit influences into her creations.