Saturday, April 07, 2007

Welcome Artist and Instructor Patricia Zannie

Light and Landscape: recent collages by Patricia Zannie

Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe
April 10 through May 5, 2007
Exhibit open during cafe hours.

Meet the Artist Reception
Friday, April 20, 6:30-8:30 pm

Patricia exhibits locally and teaches in the School of Art + Design at Montgomery College, including a class this fall titled “Light and Landscape.” With her students, Patricia hopes to awaken their spirits and inspire artistic rebellion. She says that today most artists select either total abstraction or the traditional system of perspective. “What I do is combine them in the same piece of art. Keeping some of the assumptions in the traditional approach to the illusion of space, I intersperse two-dimensional patterns. It's great fun. That's what I pass on the my students--the joy of illusion.” The process works, because her students’ work is exhibited regularly in juried shows.

A new member of the Foundry Gallery, Patricia has long been associated with Rockville Art League, receiving numerous awards for mixed media. Patricia's original style marries strong design with the creative impulse. Using snips of magazine and other papers as if they were paint, she integrates, melds, and blends them with ink, marker, oil pastel, watercolor, and she says, “even spit.” Patricia will have a solo show at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville in September 2007. The current exhibit at Space 7:10 will be her first solo exhibit.