Cameron University staff member Carlyn Finke was the overall winner of Lawton’s International Festival poster contest. Her winning design is featured on International Festival promotional materials, including posters, brochures and t-shirts, and her original artwork will be permanently displayed at the Museum of the Great Plains.
“I wanted to find something that would be universally recognized,” says Finke. She chose a human face and painted it with flags of different countries. She chose blue as the dominant color to represent different cultures and races equally.
Finke graduated from Cameron in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in marketing. She has worked as writer/researcher in the Office of the President since August 2011. Her creative endeavors were inspired by her grandmother, herself an artist.
“Grandma used to see my artwork and tell me how beautiful it was,” Finke says. “She taught me different techniques and encouraged me to continue creating.”
Posters with Finke’s design are available at the Lawton Arts & Humanities office at no charge. T-shirts with the design will be available for purchase during the International Festival, which takes place Sept. 23-25 in Elmer Thomas Park.
September 23, 2011