Cocktails with the Critters Thursday May 1 at The Blue Gill WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!
Special Guest Appearance by celebrated Artist, Stig Marcussen At Cocktails with the Critters
Stig Marcussen has been a professional, dedicated artist creating original works in pen and ink and watercolors for over 20 years. His prints are some of the most popular works at festivals, and when he sells his watercolor prints he hand paints each one individually. Most of his original watercolors are prized by the artist so rarely sold, making them highly sought-after and valuable pieces of art. Because Stig's artistic "flavor" is so engaging and representative of the Gulf Coast, his works can be seen hanging on the walls of several Mississippi Gulf Coast Hospitals and countless homes and offices. Stig has sold over 15,000 paintings all across the country. He has been the recipient of the coveted, "People's Choice Award," at the annual Ocean Springs Peter Anderson Festival. Stig received his formal training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. His unique style encompasses scenes that no longer exist and a lifestyle that is going away. Stig himself has said in interviews that his art represents the brutal realism in coastal scenery, and he often renders the Gulf Coastal scenery in a somewhat grainy or sketchy manner to emphasize the uncertainty within nature. He has exhibited at the Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs, and his greatest inspiration is Horn Island, where he goes to paint and relax. Stig's creations start off with an original Pen and Ink drawing from which a Limited Edition Print is made. For the colored versions of his prints Stig hand paints the Limited Edition Print with Watercolor.
Delta Reign to Play at Cocktails With the Critters
Live Entertainment at Cocktails with the Critters will be provided by nationally recognized Delta Reign Bluegrass Band.
The band hails from the Mobile River delta region of the gulf coast. As five rivers flow together into Mobile Bay to form the delta, so Delta Reign brings together the musical influences of each member...bluegrass, western swing, blues & jazz... it's being called, "swinging bluegrass". (or 'delta bluegrass')
The silent auction will have many exciting and unique items ranging from original artwork to guided fishing trips in the Gulf to fabulous vacation properties. A detailed list will be included with the invitation and on the website. Keep checking back for new additions.
Here are a few photos of select Silent Auction Items.