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November 2013

The Real Estate Studio in Charleston Offers Works by Laura Liberatore Szweda

The Real Estate Studio in Charleston, SC, will present Landscape Abstractions, featuring an exhibit of works by Laura Liberatore Szweda, on view from Nov. 6 through Dec. 17, 2013. A reception will be held on Nov. 15, from 5-8pm.

In 1997, Szweda moved from Baltimore, MD, to the Lowcountry of South Carolina. This move would have a transformative influence on her painting. Although Szweda has had a traditional art education, she has always maintained an interest in abstraction as the primary expression of her work. This show, Landscape Abstractions, was inspired by the light and air and space of this beautiful Lowcountry.

Having earned an MFA in painting from the University of Maryland and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, Szweda taught art at Howard Community College, Columbia, MD, prior to moving to SC. In Charleston, she taught painting at the Gibbes Museum Studio. Her work has won numerous prizes in juried art shows. She has donated paintings to local fund raising events, among them, The Heart Ball. Two of Szweda’s paintings were selected for the juried South Carolina Arts Foundation Gala held in May, 2013, in Columbia, SC.

Szweda’s mixed media entry won first prize in the 2002 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Show. One of her paintings is in the Collection, An American Album, permanently installed in the library of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. A construction by Szweda is published in Barbara Hagerty’s book, Handbags, A Woman’s Most Trusted Accessory.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings or call the Studio at 843/722-5618.

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