COVER STORY – Megan Sindel is the cover artist
Megan Sindel, photographer, is the cover artist. Her photograph, “View From Pineapple Park,” is the art on the official ArtWorks of Eau Gallie poster. Hers is the first photograph to be the art on the ArtWorks poster.
Megan’s family has lived in Brevard for many years while she was living in St. Louis, Missouri. She was visiting them three times a year. Megan and her three kids loved the area so much that they moved to Viera three years ago. They love the sunshine, the nice weather, the beaches, and the water. Megan is the owner of Viera Photography and her photographs are mostly of families. She often becomes friends with the people she photographs. Her daughter, Mariah, is a part-time photographer/assistant at Viera Photography.
Megan first became interested in photography when she took an art class in high school. Going into the dark room to see images appear on photo paper was exciting. Megan later took classes in photography while working towards her degree in psychology at Webster University in Missouri.
Megan loves the art of photography and preserving moments in time. She strives for beautiful images that will be enjoyed forever. She uses real life colors – bright and bold – in her work; and she does not use filters. While in Pineapple Park, Megan captured this serene scene of the river, the sky at sunset, and a man sitting on a park bench enjoying the view. The poster will be available for purchase at the Information Booth during the ArtWorks Festival.
The 24th Annual ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, November 20 & 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This outdoor festival takes place along Highland Avenue and St. Clair Street in Melbourne’s Eau Gallie Arts District. Judges have selected 70 artists to be in this year’s show. They will be displaying and selling original works of art. Many will be creating new artwork in their booths during the Festival. High school artists from local schools will be on St. Clair Street.
The Brevard Porcelain Artists annual show and sale will be in the Eau Gallie Civic Center. A food court and musical entertainment will be in Eau Gallie Square.
Festival goers are encouraged to wear masks and to practice social distancing.
Please, no pets at ArtWorks.