2016 Collectors Poster was created by local illustrator Christy Johnson. Each spring an artist is selected to create an original piece capturing the essence and energy of the Festival and the Minneapolis Riverfront. These limited edition posters are available for purchase at the Festival’s information booths and at Christy Johnson’s booth for $15.
Christy Johnson is widely known for her tiny, framed State Icons. Christy draws each digitally, using her mouse, at the tiny size in which they’re displayed. She prints the archival-quality giclées in her home studio, and finishes them in simple handmade frames that are made by her parents. She thinks of her State Icon illustrations as celebrating the everyday. The landmarks, structures, and buildings she draws may not be known around the world, but they often mean a lot to people, regardless. State Icons can be little souvenirs of a favorite place, reminders of a good memory, ways to commemorate an important date, and much more. Christy has shown her work at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, AZ Gallery, Altered Esthetics, Artistry, The FrameWorks, Flow Art Space, Twin Cities Pride, Foiled Again Salon, Roe Wolfe, Jungle Red Salon, J.A. Geiger Studio, and Spark Letterpress. Her work can be found in more than 20 shops and galleries around the United States. Christy graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications (Photojournalism emphasis) from St. Cloud State University, and graduated with honors with an Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institutes International Minnesota. She grew up in North St. Paul, Minnesota, and resides in Minneapolis.
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Stone Arch Bridge Festival / BOOTH #111