Atlanta based artist Amber Singleton created the design for this year’s Inman Park Festival. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Amber has been an art educator for the past 13 years, and is currently the Director of Fine Arts at The Weber School in Sandy Springs. Prior to teaching, she spent eight years in city planning and community development, including five years with the Midtown Alliance.
A passionate and strong advocate for the Atlanta arts community, Amber specializes in contemporary mark making and works predominantly in Prismacolor markers, PITT pens and Copic markers – media chosen for the control and detail they allow. Following an epilepsy diagnosis at 23, she became fascinated with the brain and its functions and capabilities, especially in regard to making art. Much of her work tends to resemble the actual cells, neurons and other parts of the brain and it has been exhibited both locally and nationally.
Amber learned of the Inman Park Festival design contest during a period of greater experimentation with her work in markers and pens. Coupled with her background in historic preservation, that experimentation phase led to a design inspired largely by fond memories of maps with landmarks and striking visual imagery during her childhood travels. The result was a fresh look for the 2015 Inman Park Festival.
When asked what she most anticipated to about exhibiting her work at the Inman Park Festival, Amber replied, “I’m really excited to meet new people and discover a new audience for what I do. Art is a very personal thing for me, and I look forward to sharing it with the many people who enjoy the Inman Park Festival.”
You can meet Amber and see her intriguing and inspiring work during this year’s festival.