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Sozo Fitness Gallery Art - October 2023

Congratulations to featured artist, Karen Larrabee, for displaying her painting in Sozo Fitness Gallery during October 2023. Karen is an active member of Crooked Creek Art League and has served on the Executive Board as chair for several committees.

a fluid acrylic painting of colorful leaves
"Kaleidoscope of Leaves"

About the Art

Media: fluid acrylic

Size: 16" x 20"

Sale Price: $400

Artist Bio

I like to define myself as a free-style artist as I love all things creative. I was born and raised in northern New Jersey where I had many opportunities to visit the museums of NYC. How they inspired me! I then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in art and education and a Master’s of Liberal Learning, (yes, a MA.L.L, degree), with concentrations in studio art/art history and art education from Marietta College, Marietta, OH, where I stayed for more than 30 years. While in Ohio, I married, raised a family and taught art until my retirement many years ago. And I received awards for both my teaching and artistic endeavors.

After moving to SC more than 17 years ago, and soon joining the Crooked Creek Art League, I knew I had found my new home. Since then, I have served the league in many capacities, became a signature member of the SC Watermedia Society, and won numerous awards from the league (15), the SC State Fair art exhibit, Fairfield County’s Art Guild shows and the Columbia Museum of Art, Design League’s Runaway Runway recycled trashion shows.

Living life as an art teacher, I was continuously exposed to, and engaged in, many media and styles of art, and have always enjoyed the freedom to be creative and experiment artistically. Lately I have been working in mixed media and collage, but I also enjoy drawing, watercolors, pastels and acrylics. And my great granddaughters are such delightful muses!!! For me, art and life just naturally go hand in hand and SC is giving me a wonderful new, creative palette to explore and enjoy!

104 George Addy, Road

Little Mountain, SC 29075


To see more of Karen's art click HERE.


CCAL Gallery Host:

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Sozo Family Fitness

Sozo Family Fitness is proud to host a guest artist display each month in the "Sozo Family Fitness Gallery". In addition to helping Chapin get fit, Kara is an enthusiastic supporter of the arts in Chapin. We are thrilled to be working with Sozo to showcase more art in town.

The gallery is located in the front lobby at Sozo Fitness at 510 Columbia Avenue. It hosts a piece of art by one of Crooked Creek Art League's artists on a monthly rotation.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


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