Exhibit: Beauty in the Simple ThingsName: Exhibit: Beauty in the Simple ThingsDate: April 14, 2018 - June 17, 2018Trip Builder: View TripEvent Description:Lanesboro Arts presents “Beauty in Simple Things”, a oil painting exhibit by Patricia Schu of still life scenes. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 6-8 p.m., and runs through June 17, 2018. The reception will include wine and hors d’oeuvres, as well as live music. Always free and open to the public, the Lanesboro Arts Gallery is open from 10-5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday in April then is open Sundays from 11 - 4 p.m. starting in May.
A Minnesota native, Pat was born in Minneapolis, where she now lives with her husband Carl, and cat Goldie. Her love of art emerged as a child, and has continued throughout her adult years. Although many of those years were spent working and raising her three children, she would occasionally set aside time for art classes at various local colleges. As time moved on, so did the kids, and Pat was able to retire after 26 years in the financial services industry. The possibility of full-time art became a reality.
After checking out several art schools, Pat enrolled in part-time classes at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art (formerly known as The Atelier Lack) in Minneapolis. Within a month, those part-time classes led to full-time studies there. Using the techniques of the ‘old masters’ in an environment of master artist/apprentice is the primary instructional method of this program. The fundamental principles of realistic drawing and painting in the classical style are emphasized throughout the 4 year program which Pat completed in May 2010.
Embracing a range of subjects, Pat’s paintings include figures, portraits, landscapes, and most prominently still lifes. She is at her best when painting compositions of everyday objects or scenes. Drawing inspiration from the many artists who came before her, Pat strives to share the beauty that she sees in the mundane “stuff of life” by creating her artwork in the quiet solitude of her home studio.
Pat’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and shows in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. In addition, her work is in several private collections, and she was a winner of the Award of Excellence in the 2010 Primavera Art Show in Plymouth.This exhibit is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For more information visit www.lanesboroarts.org, call 507-467-2446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Handicapped accessible and free to the public, the exhibition gallery is located at 103 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro.