New ARC Purchase Award

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New ARC Purchase Award

Published September 29, 2016

We are pleased to announce the second purchase award for the 12th International ARC Salon. Barbara Fox's drawing titled, Carra, has now been added to the ARC collection.
"The drawing Carra was inspired by an exhibition with the theme Synesthesia. Imagining the phenomena of synesthesia, in which a person may see sound as color, I wanted to illustrate what a musician may experience. I portrayed the harp player, Carra, seeing each string as a color. My lovely friend Carra posed for me; she is a talented musician, but I wasn't thrilled about drawing her instruments of choice, (the accordian and the hurdy-gurdy), so I took some other photos of a harp player to incorporate and achieve a great image. The drawing is charcoal and pastel. For the opening of the exhibition Synesthesia, we were asked to provide a piece of music to accompany our art, so I chose an Irish ballad called The Musical Priest. The haunting music, played on a harp, fits the mood of the drawing."
Carra by Barbara Fox
$1,100 Purchase Award
All purchase awards will be exhibited at the live exhibition for the ARC Salon which will travel from the Salmagundi Club in New York City to the MEAM museum in Barcelona in 2017. More purchase award announcements to follow.