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Art Book Making 101: May 4
Presented by Pat Gerhard
10-4 pm, LAL @ Loudoun House (209 Castlewood Dr.)
$45 ($40 for LAL Members)
Artist Pat Gerhard, owner of Third Street Stuff and Coffee, leads participants in the creation of a book that tells a story through imagery, texture, color and architecture more than through words.
Books included in Tales They Told Us will provide context and inspiration for participants.
Open to all levels and abilities. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-254-7024. Pay securely online through PayPal at right or register over the phone.
About the Instructor:
Pat Gerhard has been winning awards for her artistic ability since grade school and has invigorated downtown Lexington with her colorful aesthetic.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pat moved to Kentucky to attend college at the University of Kentucky. She got her bachelor’s degree and started working toward a master’s, then had a son and decided to focus her attention away from academics.
Instead, she took up weaving and then various other “hands-on” art forms. In the early 1980s, she turned her art from pure pleasure to business. By 1988, she had moved to selling products and away from weaving. It wasn’t that the weaving business wasn’t successful, she says; it was just so hard to earn money with those products.
Over time, Pat moved on to hand-painted leather purses, clocks, boxes, cards, etc. By the 1995 Christmas season, she had two stores and about 20 employees. But the growth might have been a little too rapid: In the end, she hadn’t brought in the kind of money she had hoped to—and in fact spent the next year working her way out of debt.
A quick study in economics as well as in art, Pat learned valuable lessons from that experience, and time has been good to her as she has continued to build her business, expanding the boutique to include a coffee shop that has become a community hub in downtown Lexington.
Pat's unique artistic approach is bright, colorful, and instantly appealing—what she calls “a coloring-book style.” She uses every color in the rainbow, and there isn’t a drab space in her store. It’s almost as if a box of crayons has exploded onto her work.
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