Tuesday, March 29, 2011

LUCKY 7- Laura Schiavina

Back in January, I wrote about an amazing painter I met in our neighborhood: Laura Schiavina.

I am ecstatic in March, because she has now agreed to be share her outstanding paintings with us at
NOVO Lounge:

37th avenue between 78th street and 79th street in jackson heights.

st -
from 6 to 9pm

come meet Laura and enjoy her inspiring and colorful creations...

we will be featuring only 7!
pieces from her vast body of work, which w
e could not begin to count, although she keeps excellent records.!

Laura M. Schiavina has lived in Jackson Heights since 1951. Included in the Who’s Who of American Art, her award winning work has been collected and exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Islip Art Museum, NY; Sumner Museum, Washington D.C.; DuPont Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Citicorp Gallery, LIC; Eleftherias Park Art Center, Athens, Greece; National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, NY; New York City College of Technology, CUNY; and Ringel Gallery at Purdue University, IN. One of the first female members of the Salmagundi Club, Laura was chosen by Cynthia Maris Dantzic for her book “100 New York Painters,” published in 2006.

Laura is member of N.A.W.A, National League of American Pen Women, National Art League, Jackson Heights Art Club, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, and Audubon Artists. Laura came to New York in 1944 from Springfield, MA to become a fashion illustrator, completing evening courses at the Traphagen School of Fashion, while working in business. Deciding to continue in business, she studied fine art weekends, evenings and vacations from the late 1950's through 1980 with artists including Will Barnet, Carl Molno, Joseph Caine and Paul Puzinas.