Summer has FINALLY arrived, and I have an exciting line-up of shows, events and appearances this month. From panel discussions and gallery openings to traveling the country, June is shaping up to be a busy month. Feel free to click on any of the images below to get more information on how to attend any of these events. Please note: some require an RSVP, so read the descriptions carefully.
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Henri returns for his 5th time to the Mile-High City for one of his favorite art festivals. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) weekend event is a world‐class and award‐winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the course of the three‐day event. The CCAF’s year-round 501c3 non-profit mission is to provide access to art experiences and to support education.
Invitational Award Winner, Clifton Henri makes his return to one of the Midwest's most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts on July 9 and 10, 2016 as MMoCA presents the 58th annual Art Fair on the Square. With the festivals mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as nearly 500 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair draws nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison's Capitol Square.
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Best in Show Award Winner, Clifton Henri is back as a featured artist at "The Original" Ann Arbor Art Fair and is featuring brand new work. The Street Art Fair is set on North University Avenue and on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus, amidst elegant architecture and beautifully landscaped pedestrian walkways, including the landmark Burton Carillon Tower.
2015 & 2016 Kimball Arts Festival Best in Show Winner, Clifton Henri returns to Park City, Utah as a featured artist. The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is an award-winning jury selected visual art festival located in the heart of the world-famous resort community of Park City, Utah. Now, in its 48th year, the Kimball Arts Festival is Utah’s longest running visual arts festival and is one of the most highly regarded art events in the West. For three days, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival proudly features more than 200 of North America’s finest artists across twelve disciplines providing visitors with an opportunity to meet and purchase art from a wide variety of talented artists from across the country and internationally. Each year, the festival draws more than 58,000 art enthusiasts to Park City’s Historic Main Street for a celebration of art, music and food.
This past Memorial Day weekend, I had the opportunity to make an on-air appearance with my man Malcolm Tubbs from Fox 25 Oklahoma City to talk about the Paseo Art Festival. It was great to meet him. Funny enough, the previous night I'd spotted him hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, which I had the pleasure of attending. He naturally threw me a couple of jabs when he mentioned my Bulls not making the playoffs, but it was all good; despite the bad jokes, Malcolm was a cool dude, and it was awesome chopping it up with him for a few minutes.
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Earlier this spring, I got to show my work for the first time in Chattanooga, TN at the 4 Bridges Art Festival, and the response I received was amazing and validating. Immediately during the preview night I was approached by several attendees expressing how excited they were to see me and my work at this year’s festival. That alone was the start of a great show, but I was then honored with “Best-in-Show”, which is generally never awarded to a photographer. Typically, the top award goes to a mixed media, glass or sculpture artist. The appreciation for my work and craft was refreshing, and I'm looking forward to showing at 4 Bridges again next year as a Featured Artist.