Palm Harbor Library Exhibits Paintings by Lorraine Potocki
PALM HARBOR - A collection of paintings by local artist Lorraine Potocki will be on display in the Palm Harbor Library's Art Alcove until October 29. Potocki will discuss her work and demonstrate painting with pastels on Saturday, September 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the library. All are welcome to attend.
Potocki never knows when she is going to see something that will inspire her for a future painting, so she takes her camera with her wherever she goes. "I chase the sunlight. Whether it's peaking through cedar trees on a lake or skimming off the coat of a wet yellow lab in the water, it fascinates me. The sun can make the simplest thing look absolutely beautiful." Her favorite places for subject matter are Honeymoon Island Beach, Fort DeSoto State Park, Madeira Beach, Dunedin, Crystal Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Mount Dora and everywhere in between.
A graduate of The College of New Jersey with a degree in Fine Arts and Education, Potocki started her own business, Florida Pastels LLC, in 2008. "I'm living my dream and loving every minute of it." Her medium, pastels, allows her to capture the beauty of Florida's beaches, wildlife and environment. She received the 2009 Volunteer of the Year in Arts and Recreation for her work at Bakas Equestrian Center - Horses for Handicapped in Tampa. To view her artwork, visit www.lorrainepotocki.com.
The Art Alcove is open Monday through Saturday during library hours at 2330 Nebraska Avenue. For more information, call 727-784-3332, Ext. 3021, or visit the library's website (www.palmharborlibrary.org).
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