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Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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Cover Artist Walt Foegelle’s “One Man Show”

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s A+ Art Committee presents One Man Show by Dr. Walt Foegelle, Aug. 17-Oct. 10 at the Northwest Florida State College South Walton Campus.

Foegelle’s diverse talents are showcased through this varied exhibit, which includes work from his artistic photography and fine art collections.

“We are honored to have such talent among our members and we are so pleased to show the community a sample of Walt’s work,” says A+ Art Committee Chair Joan Vienot. “He was the overall winner of the A+ Art Series juried art show held during the month of April, and we’re delighted to be showcasing a larger selection of his work.”

The exhibit—which features artistic photography, acrylics and watercolor—shows the breadth of Foegelle’s subjects and mediums. He works in numerous media, including acrylics, watercolors, colored pencils, pen and ink, wood sculpture and photography.

His photographic works often capture landscapes and include local beach portraits and the sunsets. More unexpected and wildly vivid creations depict objects ranging from wood and instruments to trees and flowers. His rose series captures a single rose with variety of characteristics—metal rose, texture rose, lace rose, fabric rose, wet rose, just a rose--underscoring Foegelle’s creative endurance.

Foegelle’s pursuit of art, music, and photography began as a child, and he has been able to reignite his passion full-time. He is largely self-taught and defines himself as an explorer, constantly experimenting and learning. He credits his artistic influences to Willie Nelson for his creative endurance and longevity, and to Emily Carr for her ability to create drama through tonality.

This issue’s cover art is titled “Homage to Emily Carr” and was produced with “respect and admiration” for the Canadian artist, says Foegelle. It’s a 21” x 28” mixed media piece that combines watercolors, pen and ink, and digital art.

The CAA and the A+ Art Committee will host a reception for Foegelle in conjunction with the exhibit opening Aug. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Foegelle lives in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida with his dog Mo, who always likes his work, and his wife Linda, who frequently does not. His artistic photography is available at his Web site, walt-foegelle.artistwebsites.com.