Having a deep fondness for the traditions of the Minnesota State Fair, Emily L. Taylor created a watercolor that celebrates them with all the exuberance of American folk art.
The Como resident’s entry recently was selected as the fair’s 2014 Official Commemorative Art, the 11th in a series of such works.
“I can only hope that this painting will capture for the public what I feel is the essence of the Great Minnesota Get-Together’s community and spirit,” said Taylor, whose home is several blocks east of the fairgrounds.
Taylor earned her bachelor of fine arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is a professional artist and teacher and recently launched Artfulu—art
classes for kids and adults that focus on process.
The commemorative art posters featuring Taylor’s award-winning painting, as well as a limited number of signed prints, are available for purchase at msffoundation.org.
Posters may be purchased at the ticket office on the fairgrounds as well.
Taylor’s artwork will be on display at the Fine Arts Center during this year’s fair, Aug. 21 through Labor Day, Sept. 1.