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Artist creates commemorative poster

October 01, 1998

FREDERICK, Md. - In celebration of Frederick County's 250th anniversary, internationally known local artist Yemi Fagbohun has created "Celebrate Frederick County," a commemorative poster that portrays the best of the county and its heritage.

The poster depicts many aspects of county life, including the rolling farmland and covered bridges, The Great Frederick Fair and the famous spires of downtown Frederick.

This is the first of many planned local projects for the Nigerian-born artist, who now works from his studio near Middletown, Md. He just completed two large murals for the interior of the Francis Scott Key Mall and some projects for various organizations, including the Family Life Center in Frederick.

Yemi's work can be found in retail stores around the world and throughout the country, including Neiman Marcus, Macy's and the Smithsonian gift shop. Locally, his figurines can be found at the Burlington Coat Factory on U.S. 40 in Frederick and his Christmas products can be found at Wal-Mart.

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He has designed more than 100 postage stamps for numerous countries, including Gambia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Azerbaijan and the Commonwealth of Dominica.

"Celebrate Frederick County" sells for $9.95 and is available for purchase through Diversions Publications Inc. by calling 1-301-662-8171.

Artist signings are planned at various locations, starting with Thames Fine Arts & Framing, 30 E. Patrick St., Frederick, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Lynne and Kathleen of "Moms Talk" will appear with Yemi at the Thames.

Signed and personalized limited edition versions of the poster are $14.95 and can be obtained by calling 1-301-663-0707.

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