Tuesday, November 24, 2009
WAM Participating Artist August Vernon
"I move around a lot... been drawing and painting as far back as I remember... grew up with a creative family in an artistic town. My passion is the quest for the masterpiece. I heard someone say about 15 years ago that "painting is dead"... so I went and painted a 6500 square foot mural in an old depressed steel town on the side of a brick building. That mural started an urban renewal awareness movement in that town, and a couple senators nominated me for the Governor’s Award for the Arts. Ironically, the building was named The Community Life Building. That, my friends, is not dead."