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Feb 1, 2013 7:26 PM by Jeanette Trompeter

Live Oak Music Festival chooses work of Los Osos artist

It's proof spring and summer are around the corner.

The Live Oak Music Festival, a KCBX Public Radio benefit, has selected the 2013 artwork. Los Osos-based artist and longtime volunteer at Live Oak, Janet Allenspach, created the 2013 Live Oak emblem for this year's 25th annual gathering.

It depicts a style reminiscent of pointillism, with a swirling pattern of distinct, multicolored dots that together form an image of a live oak tree set against the Milky Way. "This painting of a live oak spreading its branches to protect and comfort us portrays community spirit," Allenspach says, "and the roots show the grounding that comes from being surrounded by like-minded souls enjoying nature, music and art."

The Live Oak Music Festival is a three-day concert and camping festival held in the Live Oak Campground in the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara each Father's Day weekend (Friday, June 14 through Sunday June 16, 2013). Guests, dubbed "Oakies," enjoy a wide range of musical genres like folk-rock, blues, and bluegrass from some of the most talented musicians in the world, with recent headliners including Indigo Girls, Mavis Staples and Toots and the Maytals. A family-friendly event, the festival also hosts a variety of activities for children.

All festival proceeds benefit KCBX Public Radio, which serves San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Southern Monterey Counties.

Live Oak Music Festival tickets and complete festival information are available at www.liveoakfest.org, on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/liveoakmusicfestival, or by calling (805) 781-3030.

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