POSTER REVEAL | San Marcos record
The Mistick Krewe of Okeanos recently announced their featured artist for their 2022 San Marcos Mardi Gras Parade poster.
Christopher Barnett, who is described as an “Englishman living in Texas and a full-time artist”, has created a unique diamond-shaped poster depicting King Okeanos with his oar, surrounded by the title and motto of Krewe, adorned with a set of iconic sea creatures. among a bed of colorful Mardi Gras beads.
The Mistick Krewe of Okeanos said the original artwork was done using colored pencils and black ink on watercolor paper, measuring approximately 20 inches by 20 inches and will be placed in a special frame made by Barnett.
Additionally, two editions of the poster were printed – a signed and numbered limited edition; and a Note Edition which includes an original hand drawing by the artist on each print. Limited edition posters are available to the public, while Note editions have been restricted to Krewe members. The Krewe said each of the collectible posters was produced by Bayou Fine Art Imaging of Houston on archival paper. The Krewe added that proceeds from the annual poster program will go to its philanthropic programs for the visual and performing arts at local public schools.
The San Marcos Mardi Gras Parade poster program was made possible through generous contributions and the continued support of Palmer’s Restaurant and Bar; with special thanks to Krewe members Kristin and Monte Sheffield, the Krewe said. Posters can be purchased at http://mistickkreweofokeanos.com/ parade/posters-for-sale.
The Mistick Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Parade takes place February 26, starting at noon. The parade winds through the historic San Marcos neighborhood, beginning at the corner of Belvin and Dixon streets.
A dynamic local artist with a graduate degree in three-dimensional design, Barnett specializes and excels in many styles and various mediums. He is well known as a master mural and portrait painter, illustrator and installation specialist who uses bold colorful designs in his work. Examples of his works include the murals at Palmer’s, Dos Gatos Bakery, the Regency Building, Cody’s Bistro, Birds Barbershop, Folgers Coffee – New Orleans, and PF Changs restaurants nationwide; as well as countless private portrait commissions. He is currently working on a teen-themed mosaic installation at the San Marcos Public Library. The Krewe is delighted to honor Christopher Barnett as the 2022 San Marcos Mardi Gras Parade Poster; the third artist selected in its limited edition poster series.
Information provided by Mistick Krewe of Okeanos