- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 19:16
- Written by Super User
If you missed your chance to grab a 19th Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival T-shirt, the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is now taking orders. Stop by the Chamber located at 1121 North Lake Park Boulevard Carolina Beach to place yours, if they get at least a dozen orders they can place another one. Prices are $15 for short sleeve, $18 for 2XL short sleeve and $25 for black long sleeve. All orders and payments must be received by November 2nd. Payments can be made by cash or check, if paying by credit card a $1.00 fee will be added, shipping and handling is $10.
This year’s t-shirt features local artist Barton Hatcher from Wilmington, North Carolina with his tropically-inspired musician playing the blues as sunset descends over the Cape Fear River masterpiece. Growing up on his grandfather’s farm in Bladen County, North Carolina, Barton Hatcher discovered his special artistic and creative gifts early in his life. A self-taught artist and mixed media sculptor, Barton’s eclectic style is admired by many. His work has been showcased in several North Carolina galleries alongside prominent artists such as Ivey Hayes. On several occasions he has been commissioned to do customized art designs for clients to fit their individual taste and desires.
His work is in the private art collections of North Carolina residents Linda MacRae, Rick and Marilyn Davis, and Mike and Kathy Allen, as well as New Jersey residents Charlie and Liz McCluskey, to name only a few.
Barton owns and operates Gardens by Barton, a landscape design business in Wilmington, NC, where he uses his artistic talents to create customized garden designs, including building hardscapes such as arbors, trellises and garden sheds.
Before starting his own business, Barton was employed for 25 years by Cape Craftsmen of Elizabethtown, NC, where he was an art buyer and designed and built prototypes for furniture. An avid gardener and fly fisherman, Barton draws inspiration for his artistic designs from nature itself.