Art show cometh

Published 10:35 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2009

For the past two years, droves of local artists have made their way to the Shoppes on the Village Green for the Governor’s Pointe Art Extravaganza.

This year will be no exception.

“I think it’s going to be a great success, people have been coming in and talking about it,” said Kathy Flythe, owner of Katody’s and founder of the art show. “We’re excited about it.”

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The extravaganza will take place April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Already the show has booked 18 artists who, Flythe said, run the artistic gamut.

“We try to get a little of everything in there, just a large variety,” she said. Flythe added that among the exhibitions presented will be pottery, jewelry, glass work, wood work and paintings.

Last year’s show drew more than 1,000 guests to the North Suffolk shopping corridor, and Flythe said that putting on the show demands creativity in and of itself.

“I don’t think anyone has ever tried to do this before,” Flythe said. “This year has been a little different with trying to find some new and unique things. But nobody does an art show — no independent art people — because it’s usually orchestrated with something with the city. But I think with all the growth, especially in North Suffolk, we have to put down some outlets for art out here.”

Flythe added that they will continue to accept submissions to the show through this weekend. All art submitted to the show must be the original work of the artist, and can be any medium. A non-partisan representative will judge the show, and the entry jurors will be Kathy and Woody Flythe.

Cash prizes are available for the winners with the first place winner taking $650; second place, $400; and third place, $150.

But the fun is not just for the artists.

The Market will be catering the event, and wine will be available for purchase at the event. Not to mention, there will be plenty of exhibits to view.

“It’s a fun thing to do with the community, for the community,” Flythe said. “We just like to share the art and help people get have fun and relax around it.”