“Dueling Sparrows”, an original watercolor by Amanda Ba, was presented to the Andrews House on Thursday by The Delaware Arts Festival Association in gratitude for the Andrews House’s wonderful support of the Arts Festival and our Delaware community.
The Andrews House yearly opens its kitchen and dining room to the artists who are accepted into the Delaware Arts Festival, as well as to all the festival volunteers. Many area businesses sponsor the venue with food donations.
Amanda Ba is an art student at Columbia University in New York City and is a Delawarean to watch. The student on-line newspaper recently did an interview with Amanda; the transcript of this interview can be seen at PeopleHop.
She was born in Columbus and lived in China from age 1 to 5. Chinese was her first language. To avoid a conventional high school student’s summer job, Amanda started what has become a highly successful online business offering her hand painted clothing.
She saw it as a “do-or-die” moment as an artist and believed that clothing could be a fast, simple, affordable art form that could reach a wide audience and still show her vision as an artist. Ba also illustrates for the Columbia University newspaper and for Hoot Magazine.
“The Delaware Arts Festival Association is proud to be supporting Amanda and her art over the next four years, as well as the art of our other very talented 2016 scholarship winners, Elle Yax and Lance Kriesch,” a news release states.
The 2017 Delaware Arts Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21. For information call 740-362-1495.