Blues Fest Feature Artist – Corey Householder
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – As the city of Hagerstown prepares for the 20th annual Western Maryland Blues Fest, the committee announced the feature artist and unveiled this year’s poster artwork.
This year’s feature artist is Corey Householder, a senior at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. His artwork was chosen during the committee’s blind selection.
“It’s such an amazing opportunity, especially to put yourself out there,” Householder said. “Not a lot of people get the opportunity to do that, and I just feel so grateful to have this opportunity.”
Committee members said they’re excited to have a young, local artist as this year’s winner. This was Corey’s first time submitting artwork.
His work will be used on all the 2015 Blues Fest promotional materials. He’ll also have a month-long exhibit at the local arts council.
Corey describes his artwork as “a lot of vibrant colors that scream out to the viewer…telling them that you need to go to this event because it’s really fun and says a lot about our community.”
This year’s Western Maryland Blues Fest will be held from May 29th to May 31st.