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FEATURED ARTIST
DOWNTOWN 2022

CINDY OLMES

The Art Colony Association, Inc. is proud to announce Cindy Olmes as the Featured Artist for the 2022 Bayou City Art Festival - Downtown. Olmes received a Bachelor of Fine Art from The Art Academy of Cincinnati and has worked in many different mediums including printmaking, pastel, and oil and acrylic paint.

Olmes' work reflects her lifelong interest in the mystery and power of women, which has been her primary subject matter for more than 30 years. Her current series of female figurative imageries are made with decorative paper and acrylic paint. Each woman is created layer upon layer from torn and cut paper and paint. The process is intricate and involves re-drawing and pattern making. Her work and her process itself speak to the idea that everyone is created by individual and unique cultural experiences happening over time. Much like her artwork, Olmes believes humans are one and many pieces of each other in a never-ending tapestry.

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