Historic Hyde Park: Local artist getting by with help of 'Friends'
Jules Burt, whose work has appeared on the sitcom, will show off her "style" at the Old Hyde Park Village Art Festival.
By GRACE AGOSTIN
Published February 27, 2004
On most days, people can see Jules Burt's artwork during an episode of Friends.
This weekend, they can see it during the Old Hyde Park Village Art Festival, where Burt will be one of about 250 featured artists.
Burt's bright, acrylic pop art has appeared on the set of Friends for seven seasons. Her coffee mugs and paintings adorn the Central Perk coffeehouse, and her light switches add cheer to the colorful apartment.
Celebrities such as Madonna, Elton John, Uma Thurman and Alyssa Milano have bought her work.
"I have my own style - I call it fun, fine art," said Burt, 42. "I just express myself through the color, so it's happy art."
The artist from Plant City will sell items ranging from magnets to large paintings at the 15th annual art festival.
The show will feature watercolors, pottery, sculptures, photography, ceramics and hand-blown glass. Prices range from $10 to $10,000.
The artists hail from Florida, California, New York, Michigan, Oregon and elsewhere. The youngest artist will be Alina Eydel, 14, an acrylic painter from Laguna Hills, Calif.
Burt said she attends about 12 to 15 art festivals a year. Old Hyde Park's is a favorite, she said. "It's a great neighborhood and so many different artists," Burt said. "It's the beautiful weather in a real great location."