Festival Artist Shows Cary Some Love

Painter Eric McRay created “Cary Collection” especially for the town’s 41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival.

The series of four paintings appears on the festival poster and features recognizable festival-centric themes bounded by brightly colored hearts.

“My hearts series of paintings delivers the quick communication of an icon; a universal symbol of passion, love and zeal,” said McRay, the festival’s featured artist. “That thought combined with iconic symbols from Cary inspired the Cary Collection.”

Eric McCray is the featured artist for Cary's 41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival.

Eric McRay is the featured artist for Cary’s 41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival.

The themes include:

The Page-Walker Arts and History Center: The historic museum and former hotel was built in 1868 by the town’s founder, Allison Francis Page.

The Cary Town Crier: A native of sister city Markham, Canada, John Webster has welcomed festival-goers since the early ‘80s. He and his wife, Mary, greet all with “Oyez! Oyez!”

The Little Jerry Doll: The handmade doll created and named for festival creator, Jerry Miller, a Cary documentary artist.

The Downtown Clock: The signature downtown Cary clock was erected in 1986 by Cary Rotary clubs.

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