Selected as the artist from a city-wide pool of entries, Mike was honored to compose his own artistic vision for the 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. He says his inspiration came from Louis Armstrong and the iconic symbols of downtown Jacksonville. The style is an homage to earlier airbrushed album covers in the ’70′s Mike found inspiring. He describes the design as an “energetic collage of images” and gave it a title to match: “Jax Jazz Jumpin!”
The Jacksonville Jazz Fest is one of our community’s most anticipated cultural events – and we can’t think of a better artist to illustrate it than the talented Mike Barnhart. Congrats, Mike, and we’ll see you at the festival!
The festival is scheduled for May 23-26 in downtown Jacksonville. For more information, check out jaxjazzfestival.com