2018 Featured Artist
Up, Up and Away to Lazy Daze
by: Roxanna Jo Alexander
Roxanna Alexander (Rocky) was born and raised in the San Francisco area and moved to the Cary area in 1993. She is a founding member and past president of the Fine Arts League of Cary, a signature member of the Watercolor Society of NC, and a juried member of Artspace. Her paintings have a lot to do with color, but more to do with what she loves: her koi ponds, gardening at sunrise, sunsets, rural nostalgia and chocolates.
Her inspiration for this year’s Lazy Daze poster combines one of her favorite trees (the dogwood), its presence as the Town of Cary logo, the ever-present balloons at the festival, tying the clock tower with the Town Hall, dynamically joined via the railroad tracks. The bold, mustard yellow color represents the hot Lazy Daze of Summer.