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April 8, 2014

Awards announced for Fairfield Art Walk

FAIRFIELD — Art Walk has announced the awards for the April 4 Spring Garden Celebrations: Books In Bloom.

First place and overall winner was The Carnegie Historical Museum. Mark Shaeffer, curator of the museum, designed several displays focusing on the artwork in the collection through the “Meaning of Flowers” and showcasing the books, journals and postcards from the era. From postcard posies to Victorian dried arrangements and still-life displays, they showcased the creativity of this Art Walk.

Second place went to Cravin’ Cupcakes located in Chickadee’s at 57 E. Broadway. Owner Janan Twohill chose the book “The Hungry Caterpillar” and designed a display partnering the book and a large cupcake topped with flowers but missing the center, which was eaten out. The display was a perfect partnership of the Art Walk theme and the creative workings of the business owner and her business.

Third place went to The Chocolate Café, and its display focused on Easter, chocolates and the book “Guess How Much I Love You.” The beautiful chocolate rabbit created by owner Mario, Easter tree and handmade flowers designed by Marla Brader were to focus on the specialty chocolate items made and sold at the Chocolate Café.

Honorable Mention was given to Pure Imagination Tattoo and owner Joe for their unique interpretation of the idea. Books with floral tattoo ideas were surrounded by the unique world and work of tattooing.

Thanks to judge Rhonda Frevert, librarian of the Burlington Library, and Cindy Woodbury, Art Walk executive director, the winners received ribbons and certificates. Thirteen businesses participated.

A full schedule of the 2014 events can be found at www.fairfieldartwalk.org. For information regarding Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk in general, contact Woodbury, at 641-233-8883 or fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com.

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