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Cynthia Burmeister chosen as 2011 Moore Park Art Show Poster Artist
Cynthia Burmeister chosen as 2011 Moore Park Art Show Poster Artist

Photo Cutline: PARIS – Known for capturing the interesting and historic architecture of the region, Artist Cynthia Burmeister of Paris has been chosen as the poster artist for the 2011 Moore Park Art Show. Her newest watercolor of Market Square will be featured on the poster for the show which will take place on August 13 (rain date Aug. 14).

Before Retirement to Paris in 1994, most of Burmeister’s art life was devoted to being a docent at the University Of Michigan Museum Of Art for 20 years.  Her work as a docent was immensely enjoyable and exposed the artist-to-be to an extremely wide variety of fine arts.

Burmeister started studying watercolors in 1997 with renowned watercolorist Lee Bean, an original founder of the Western Maine Art Group who studied for many years under the Hungarian Fine Arts Professor Lajos Matolcsy.  Burmeister went on to study with artists Gene Fuller and Painted Mermaid Gallery owner Brenda Sauro. Currently, Burmeister studies oil painting with Murad Saÿen. Her work, which focuses on regional architecture and scenes, has been featured at the Norway Library, the Lajos Matolcsy Arts Center, the Norway Arts Festival, the Moore Park Art Show and at Book N Things in Norway.  She received best of show at the 2007 Moore Park Art Show and has received purchase awards from Weston Chandler Funeral Homes and the Norway Savings Bank. Burmeister has also been a long-time member and supporter of the Western Maine Art Group in Norway.

“I have always loved old houses, so I suppose it is not surprising that they are my favorite subject to paint. Old buildings are interesting visually and I enjoy thinking about the people who live in them and create what I see. Norway, Paris and Western Maine have so many examples of historic buildings. When architecture comes together with interesting light, I am off!”

Artist, artisan, food and community booth applications are still being accepted. Please go to http://www.mooreparkartshow.org/ or call show director Aranka Matolcsy at 890-9399 for more information.

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