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Jan Cavelia, lifelong Cle Elum local and artist, shows his favorite workspace, a large white table next to a window, which boasts a wide-open view of a green forest. he said, “Good light and a good view” Thats all you need.
Though many might not know Jan Cavelia by name, many in Ellensburg have see his art work. Cavelia shaped this year’s poster artwork for Ellensburg’s three-day Jazz in the Valley festival description of a young woman asset a wine glass with a tiny jazz quintet performing on top of it. Entitled “A String of Pearls” after a song by jazz musician Glenn Miller, this year’s original poster art is one of many original works Cavelia has created and sold in the area.
Cavelia was first preferred to illustrate the poster for 2000′s Jazz in the Valley festival. Cavelia said ,”They called me” They had a list of artists they required to ask, and I was at the top of the list. Jan Callahan, Jazz in the Valley board member and director of promotions, said the iconic quality of “A String of Pearls” made it easy to use for promotional resources.
Roslyn Art Walk
This week a collection of Cavelia’s work will be featured from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Final Friday Art Walk in downtown Roslyn. all through the month of August, his art will be on display at the Smith Gallery in Roslyn. Initially a traditional artist of photo-realistic Western and marine works, Cavelia began incorporating a more original style, based on his notice in pop art, a late-50s art movement incorporating bold, colorful designs of comic books, advertisements, and other popular mass culture. Cavelia works with a mixture of oil, pen and ink, but says he’s always trying new media.
Cavelia said ,”I like to get a smile out of people”.