Booth #: GN17
Artist bio: Lawrence W. Oliverson: Larry Oliverson has an extensive background in the world of art festivals and the arts. As an exhibitor, he is an internationally active artist whose fine art medium is photography. By invitation, he has traveled four times to Cuba to work with the Cuban photographic community. He assisted IACP (International Arts & Crafts Promotions), the nonprofit producer of the first Yokohama International Open-Air Art Fair, was the keynote speaker at the first event, and has had three exhibitions in Japan. As director of Global Artist Exchange, he arranged for five Chinese artists to exhibit at the Lakefront Festival of Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has been an invited speaker at IFEA, the International Festival and Events Association. Oliverson's photographs are included in museum, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.
At the Milwaukee Art Museum, Oliverson has served on the Exhibition Committee, on the board of Trustees, as President of the Friends of Art, and as co-chair of the Lakefront Festival of Arts. As President of the National Association of Independent Artists, he served as an advocate for the needs of artists, organized and presided over numerous director conferences, and was instrumental in the development of ZAPP®, the leading on-line application system used by art events nationwide. He has been an advisor and consultant to numerous events on most aspects of show production.
Artist Statement: Straight photographs that interpret rather than document. Printed by artist to archival standards in limited editions of 125. Objective is to transcend the original subject & stimulate an emotional or intellectual response