Each year the festival selects an artist to capture the spirit of the Minneapolis Riverfront for a special limited release poster. The 2023 poster features an elegantly illustrated view of the Stone Arch Bridge and the downtown Minneapolis skyline.
Peterson will be a featured artist at the festival this year. The 2023 Collector’s Poster and other works by Peterson will be available for purchase at his booth (#126) near the Hennepin Bridge. The image will also be featured on a reusable tote bag available for purchase at all festival information booths.
Peterson works in the intricate style of Pointillism. The delicate Pointillism technique of stippling ink on paper was introduced by French artist Georges Seurat in the late 1800s. Tones and shading are based on the position and density of the dots applied.
“Over the years, I have come to understand the true meaning and value of passion, patience and persistence in life. These qualities when combined together bring any vision to life. Whether I am speaking to a group of art students or folks who stop by at my art shows, it is my focus to let it be known that we all have our special gifts. With passion, patience and persistence any dream of creativity is born.” – Randall Peterson