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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 15 - Oct. 18 - 97 .Alvin Pettit gets " ' lazzy with artwork Fall is-F for annual festival Featured on T-shirts, posters and more By Jen Ellingsworth Artist Alvin Pettit says the im- age he created for Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz captures the essence not only of the festival but also the music. An ll-by-24-inch oil on ma- sonite painting of a jazz saxo- phonist, Pettit's image can be seen on the festival's commemorative T-shirts and posters and on its website and program cover. "My goal was to produce an im- age that not only represented this particular jazz festival but cap- tured the essences of jazz as a whole," said Pettit. "I wanted to create something that embodied all the images that most Ameri- cans see in our head when we pic- ture jazz." Pettit's palette of colors in- cludes muted blues and purples to achieve a smoky, moody feeling. "The pin-striped zoot suit and smoky lounge were added to bring a timeless element to the painting, while the jewelry [the player wears a gold bracelet] gives it a slight modern twist," said Pettit. "All these elements of the paint- ing, combined with the exaggerat- ed gestures of the player, are there to produce a feeling of joy, pain and tension, which is what jazz is all about." Originally from Baltimore, Pet- tit grew up in a ihouse filled with paintings by his father, grandfa- ther and uncle. His early influ- ences inspired him to begin his formal training at age 9 by en- rolling in a weekend life-drawing class at Maryland Art Institute. In 1984 he began attending the Balti- more School for the Arts and later Alvin Pettit's image of a smoking blue saxophone player emblazens T-shirts, posters and the official jazz festival program this year. attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he earned a bachelor of fine arts in il- lustration and a minor in sculp- ture. While in school he worked with top artists, including leg- endary comic book penciler Will Eisner, sculptor Joel Perlman and illustrators Marvin Mattelson and Marshall Arisman. His other credentials include ' working with famed sculptor Jeff Koons, with whom he collaborat- ed on several large-scale works of art. Several of the pieces were ex- hibited at the Guggenheim Muse- um and other major galleries. Continued on page 98 Fall/Winter Hours Friday 5-11pm 1/2 Priced King Crab Legs Saturday 5-11pm Mexican Lobster Menu $8.95 Sunday Pajama Brunch  ., a,r,,i.,, ,,,, ,,,, 10--3,. 227-3353 10 WllllMnDmz Ave P,.dboth lh Fun Ideas For Foot Passengers The Cape May Lewes Ferry This Fall Round trip for only $15, kids under six free Round trip & shuttle to Cape May $18.00 Shuttle weekends thru 10/31 You'll get a Fern/Traveller Value Card" * that's good for special offers at hundreds of local merchants, plus a copy of Traveller magazineto learn what's going on in Cape May. Call (302) 644-6030 for more information or visit our website at .calmaylewesferry.com. Card given to all foot passengers 16 or older Re a breflk. '  645:7700 to aberibe to the Cape Gazette " " ITITIVrlfVI'1TIlTGTT-I ..... "-r ............. rqnlml llr --TF ...... INIIIINIlIlIIIII]IIIII[I-GITrII|N-]H7-F[I[ CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 15 - Oct. 18 - 97 .Alvin Pettit gets " ' lazzy with artwork Fall is-F for annual festival Featured on T-shirts, posters and more By Jen Ellingsworth Artist Alvin Pettit says the im- age he created for Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz captures the essence not only of the festival but also the music. An ll-by-24-inch oil on ma- sonite painting of a jazz saxo- phonist, Pettit's image can be seen on the festival's commemorative T-shirts and posters and on its website and program cover. "My goal was to produce an im- age that not only represented this particular jazz festival but cap- tured the essences of jazz as a whole," said Pettit. "I wanted to create something that embodied all the images that most Ameri- cans see in our head when we pic- ture jazz." Pettit's palette of colors in- cludes muted blues and purples to achieve a smoky, moody feeling. "The pin-striped zoot suit and smoky lounge were added to bring a timeless element to the painting, while the jewelry [the player wears a gold bracelet] gives it a slight modern twist," said Pettit. "All these elements of the paint- ing, combined with the exaggerat- ed gestures of the player, are there to produce a feeling of joy, pain and tension, which is what jazz is all about." Originally from Baltimore, Pet- tit grew up in a ihouse filled with paintings by his father, grandfa- ther and uncle. His early influ- ences inspired him to begin his formal training at age 9 by en- rolling in a weekend life-drawing class at Maryland Art Institute. In 1984 he began attending the Balti- more School for the Arts and later Alvin Pettit's image of a smoking blue saxophone player emblazens T-shirts, posters and the official jazz festival program this year. attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he earned a bachelor of fine arts in il- lustration and a minor in sculp- ture. While in school he worked with top artists, including leg- endary comic book penciler Will Eisner, sculptor Joel Perlman and illustrators Marvin Mattelson and Marshall Arisman. His other credentials include ' working with famed sculptor Jeff Koons, with whom he collaborat- ed on several large-scale works of art. Several of the pieces were ex- hibited at the Guggenheim Muse- um and other major galleries. Continued on page 98 Fall/Winter Hours Friday 5-11pm 1/2 Priced King Crab Legs Saturday 5-11pm Mexican Lobster Menu $8.95 Sunday Pajama Brunch  ., a,r,,i.,, ,,,, ,,,, 10--3,. 227-3353 10 WllllMnDmz Ave P,.dboth lh Fun Ideas For Foot Passengers The Cape May Lewes Ferry This Fall Round trip for only $15, kids under six free Round trip & shuttle to Cape May $18.00 Shuttle weekends thru 10/31 You'll get a Fern/Traveller Value Card" * that's good for special offers at hundreds of local merchants, plus a copy of Traveller magazineto learn what's going on in Cape May. Call (302) 644-6030 for more information or visit our website at .calmaylewesferry.com. Card given to all foot passengers 16 or older Re a breflk. '  645:7700 to aberibe to the Cape Gazette " " ITITIVrlfVI'1TIlTGTT-I ..... "-r ............. rqnlml llr --TF ...... INIIIINIlIlIIIII]IIIII[I-GITrII|N-]H7-F[I[