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April 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mike Gantenbein, Marketing Director, 541-690-3849, mike.g@brittfest.org

Britt Unveils 2017 Fine Arts Poster

JACKSONVILLE, OR – Britt unveiled its 2017 Fine Arts Poster on Thursday, May 4 at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. This year’s work is a mixed media piece by Jacksonville artist Jamie McPartland. The poster is the 33rd in a series celebrating Britt through the visual arts.

The piece, titled “Arcadian Triptych”, features a guitarist performing for a young girl and a couple, surrounded by decorative visual elements that relate to the “Britt Experience”. Jamie McPartland is a part time Jacksonville resident who also lives in France and New York City. As well as being an artist, she is a writer, editing and teaching for her vocation. She has earned a BA in studio art and an MFA in writing. As a regular fan of Britt concerts, she decided to apply for the Fine Art Poster last year, and was one of three finalists selected from ten nominees.

The reception also honored winners of the Jacksonville Elementary spring musical poster competition, through Britt’s partnership with the school. Posters were created in preparation for the school’s annual musical, and winners were chosen at each grade level, along with an overall grand prize winner. The 2017 production is “The Wizard of Oz”, which will be performed on the Britt stage on May 25 at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this free performance.

The 2017 Britt Fine Arts Poster is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo.

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Inspired by its intimate and scenic hillside venue, Britt Music & Arts Festival provides diverse live performances, an incomparable classical festival and dynamic education programs that create a sense of discovery and community. Since its grassroots beginnings in 1963, the non-profit organization has grown from a two-week chamber music festival to a summer-long series of concerts in a variety of genres, including a three-week orchestra season, and year-round education and engagement programs. For more information, visit www.brittfest.org.

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