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Chapin Library Gallery: Apr - Jun 2022

Please join us in congratulating long time member, Karen Larrabee for her wonderful variety of creative artwork currently on display in the Chapin Library Artist Gallery.


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About the Artwork

  • Science Class, Quarantine Style - Mixed Media

  • Shark Tail - Watercolor

  • Just Breathe - Mixed Media

  • Twenty-Twenty - Watercolor

  • Besties - Mixed Media

  • Let Me Think - Pencil

  • My Sister! - Mixed Media


Artist Bio

Photo of artist Karen Larrabee

Karen Larrabee

A past-president and 15 yr. member of the Crooked Creek Art League, Karen Larrabee moved to Chapin, SC, 15 years ago and feels blessed by the move.


Karen was born and raised in northern NJ and loved to draw and paint since “forever, it seems”. Her awards began in high school where she had a wonderful and encouraging art program. Marietta College, a small, liberal arts school in Marietta, Ohio, lured her to the Midwest. She received a B.A. in art and education and eventually a Master’s of Liberal learning, (yes, a MA.L.L. degree!) with concentrations in studio art, art history and art education, where her awards continued. While in Ohio, she married, raised a family and taught art for 30 years until her retirement in 2004, continuing to grow her resume. After her daughter transferred to USC, Karen and her husband, David, fell in love with the Midlands. The rest, as they say, “is history”. So far in SC she has been become a Member of Excellence in the South Carolina Watermedia Society, she has been juried into the Greenwood Arts Festival, the Union Exhibit and the State Fair competition every year she has entered, receiving Patron Purchase Awards at the fair in 2009, 2011 and 2014 and a Merit award in 2017. She has also won 12 awards from the Crooked Creek Art League’s Juried Exhibitions including the Member's Choice Award in 2014 and First Place Master's in 2019.


Karen says, “I like to define myself as a free-style artist as I love all things creative. I have continuously been exposed to, and engaged in many media and styles and enjoy the freedom to be creative and experiment artistically."


For more Information: Email Karen by clicking HERE.

 

CCAL Gallery Host:

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Each month, the Chapin Library Gallery located in the Chapin Public Library at 129 N. W. Columbia Avenue

features a monthly art exhibit by a different featured CCAL artist. The gallery can be viewed during regular Chapin Library hours.


This exhibit space allows for expanded displays with series or mixed multiple pieces by the artist. It hosts a minimum of 6-8 pieces but can accommodate as many as 12 pieces per month. Wall hanging and 3D artwork may be included in this exhibit.


For more on our public galleries, click HERE.

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