The Krewe of Okeanos announced Morgan Haberle Egan as its second limited edition Mardi Gras poster artist. Photo courtesy of the Krewe of Okeanos
Morgan Haberle Egan selected as 2021 Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras poster artist
The Krewe of Okeanos is thrilled and excited to announce Morgan Haberle Egan as the second limited edition Mardi Gras poster artist. Egan has created a colorful and elegant depiction of a woman with a beaded mask, adorned with blind salamander earrings, set among iconic symbols of the San Marcos River including wild rice, a crane, fish, and other water flora.
The original is gouache and acrylic on illustration board and measures approximately 19 inches by 25 inches. The 2021 poster was inspired by the work of Andrea Mistretta who uses masked women in many of her Mardi Gras works. Egan’s original design for the Krewe of Okeanos employs art nouveau elements to create a stunning, vibrant and mysterious celebration of Mardi Gras in San Marcos. The melding of color, design, whimsy, and detail is nothing short of brilliant.
The collectible posters are produced by Bayou Fine Art Imaging of Houston, Texas on archival paper. The limited edition posters will be available to members of the Krewe before they will be available to the general public. There will be two editions available, a signed and numbered edition, and a Remarque edition that will include an original hand drawing on each print. Remarques provide a unique opportunity to acquire an original Egan along with the art-print.
The proceeds from this project will go towards the Krewe’s philanthropic programs for arts in the schools and some of the proceeds from the Remarque edition will go back to the artist. The Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras 2021 poster has been made possible by a generous donation from Palmer’s Restaurant and Courtyard.
About the Artist: Morgan Haberle Egan loves living in San Marcos with her husband, two kids and a very bouncy Jack Russel terrier. She is a graduate of Texas State University where she completed a BA in Art in 2006. Morgan has been tattooing since 2001, beginning when she was just 19. While attending college, she worked as an artist at Classic Tattoo, and in 2005 purchased the business. Egan is an acclaimed tattoo artist, but she has also used her talent to beautify San Marcos, including designing the latest Keep San Marcos Beautiful mural, “Dive into the Divine.” During the pandemic, Morgan creatively utilized her art skills to paint flowers on mailboxes and you can see many of her colorful images around the neighborhoods of San Marcos. She notes, “I love simple, folk art floral painting that can be used to dress up ordinary objects we already own.” Egan told the Krewe that she has an affinity for the art and the glamour surrounding Mardi Gras, as well as a love for the city of New Orleans. Her magnificent poster is a testament to those feelings. The Krewe of Okeanos is honored to have Egan as our 2021 poster artist.
For more information about the Krewe of Okeanos including membership and events please visit our website at http://mistickkreweofokeanos.com
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