Harrison grad’s futuristic swan chosen as poster art for Mayfaire festival in Lakeland

Citizens Bank and Trust Mayfaire by-the-Lake has released the feature poster artist and image for the 51st annual festival, scheduled for May 13-14 at Lake Morton in Lakeland.

The image from artist Alex Lanier, titled “The Future,” depicts a swan wearing a space helmet and sitting atop a rocket with a pair of boosters firing as it rises above Lake Morton. The name of the festival appears on the rocket in large, block letters.

The pen-and-ink-inspired digital painting encapsulates Lanier’s signature travel-inspired pop surrealist style, the Polk Museum of Art said in a news release.

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Lanier studied at Lakeland’s Harrison School for the Arts and at Florida International University and now works out of Tallahassee, the release said. Lanier has participated at Mayfaire for the past five years.

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