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Poster Art

American Holiday travel poster art

I’m attracted to poster art with striking graphics and motifs.

I recently designed a “holiday” poster series as a thematic modern take on vintage travel posters. I like to imagine them inspiring someone to go on, or to remember, such adventures as a classic cross-country American road trip, a romantic honeymoon in Paris, days spent strolling through aromatic spice markets of Morocco, or maybe a sun-baked beach stay in Cozumel.

I see the butterflies – the thread that ties all the designs in the series together – as symbolic of not just the liberation found in flight and travel, but also of the transformative power of travel experiences.

See more of my poster art.

 

 

 

 

Above images: “American Holiday” (detail) and “American Holiday,” (poster) Copyright © 2014 Paula Ogier.

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Paula Ogier artist studio 450 Harrison

A creative corner of my studio at 450 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s SoWa arts district

I moved in to Studio 203 at 450 Harrison Avenue very recently – on May 1 – so I am just starting my second month here. My furnishings are still a little bare bones but I’ve moved a lot of my supplies and furniture in and actually managed to do a little work here already. I’m still figuring out how to best use the space, so it may see some changes as my work habits take shape here.

I’m really pleased to now be included in the SoWa Artists Guild’s directory (top left on their page).

The SOWA Artists Guild at 450 Harrison Avenue is a non-profit association of professional studio artists. From their website: “The Guild’s purpose is to promote the diversity and individuality of the artists working in this flagship space, the center of the SOWA Art District.”

There are about 70 artist studios in this building, with mediums that include drawing, fiber arts, mixed media, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, installation and jewelry.

The first Friday of every month, from 5-9 pm, 450 Harrison Avenue artists open their studio doors to the public. Unfortunately, I can’t be here on Friday nights (my studio mate, jewelry maker Barbara Goldberg is likely to have the studio open, however), but I’m usually here 1-5 pm on Sundays. You can come to this art + design district for SoWa Sundays and make a whole day of visiting the outdoor art and craftspersons’ tents, the farmers’ market, vintage market, food trucks, and of course the artist studios inside 450 Harrison Avenue. And not only does our building have artists – it has bathrooms!  These Sunday events run from May-October, they are free and parking is available.

Learn more about the SoWa Artists Guild.

Directions to 450 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End.

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