Street Live! plans first art show
Minnick to sell
work at 4th Street Live! show
Helen E. McKinney
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 2010) Independent freelance
writer and photographer Fred Minnick likes the simple things in life.
Through his photography, he strives to make a connection with people
that purchase his artwork, although he may never meet them face to face.
and freelance writer
Fred Minnick captures the simplicity
of objects in his artwork.
A former food editor, one of his favorite subjects to
photograph is food. I naturally gravitate toward food, said
Minnick, 31. I like the simple textures and strong colors of vegetables.
Originally from Oklahoma, Minnick said, Theres just something
beautiful about sunlight splashing on vegetables at a farmers
He travels frequently and recently returned from a trip to France, where
he spent many hours with wine makers to capture the essence of
wine through his photography, he said.
Minnick will showcase his latest pictures, taken in France, on June
12-13 at the Downtown Louisville Art Festival at Fourth Street Live!
Held from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. both days, this free juried event will
exhibit $15 million in artwork from local and national artists.
Organizers of the festival, Howard Alan Events, say it is one of three
great festivals in the Louisville area when combined with the St. James
Art Fair and the Louisville Festival of the Arts at the Summit. Howard
Alan Events also organized the latter event in May. The goal of such
art festivals is to bring more exposure to the Louisville arts community.
This is the first time for this particular art festival. Fourth
Street Live! is a fabulous, vibrant downtown venue and Louisville is
a wonderful city with many artists and art enthusiasts that appreciate
and support the arts, said AnaBelle Dweck, publicist for Florida-based
Howard Alan Events.
The upscale atmosphere of Fourth Street Live! will be transformed into
an outdoor art gallery showcasing media such as paintings, glass, wood,
jewelry, photography, ceramics and sculptures. The event will have something
to appeal to both families and serious art buyers.
Minnick feels honored to have been chosen for inclusion in this juried
art festival. You know the quality of other artists work
will be very high, he said.
Minnick finds such shows fun. Ive done them all over the
country. He likes the interaction he gets with festival goers.
A first-time show such as this is always exciting.
He previously organized an art show for Norton Commons, where he lives.
Minnick has resided in the Louisville area for the last five years.
He will showcase his latest food photography, Kentucky Derby scenes
and bourbon photographs at the Downtown Louisville Art Festival at Fourth
A former U.S. Army photographer, Minnick has captured on film and in
writing his experiences in a new book, Camera Boy: An Army Journalists
War in Iraq. After returning to the United States, I didnt
touch a camera for a year, said Minnick. But he overcame the painful
images in his head and returned to his first passion photography.
Minnick will also have copies of his book available at the art festival.
Minnick graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Agricultural Communication. He attended the Defense
Information School at the U.S. Department of Defense. He began his media
career as a television reporter for Oklahoma Public Television in 1998.
For more information on the Downtown Louisville
Art Festival at Fourth Street Live!, visit: www.ArtFestival.com.
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