The Wellington Art Society Presents Lori Charnow

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The Wellington Art Society will feature Lori Charnow, who will lead a hands-on demonstration of reverse painting on acrylic, at their meeting October 11, 2023.

The meeting and demonstration will take place at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, second floor. The meeting will open with a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m., followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a demonstration by Lori Charnow. For more information contact: Heather Bergstrom, presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

Lori Charnow is originally from Brooklyn, New York. About ten years ago, Lori pursued her art professionally and began creating functional art pieces. This body of work, known as Living Art by Leah, is based on Judaic customs and principles, but the sentiments which are incorporated are universal. Inspired by Judaism and nature, Lori paints in reverse behind clear glass, blending color and abstract design with elements from our world and calligraphy to celebrate and convey universal concepts and themes.

Exploring reverse painting has been a challenging and rewarding process for Lori. The pieces are created using multi-surface acrylic on the reverse side of interesting, functional glass pieces. With the use of calligraphy, the written message is done in steps. Lori usually paints sketches of her designs on paper first and then deconstructs them to re-paint layers in reverse on the backside of the glass, so that the images in the foreground remain in the foreground when looking at the front of the piece. 

This year Lori launched a new line of workshops to share reverse painting techniques while participants create their own piece of functional art. These classes may be paired with a showing of her work to raise funds for not-for-profit organizations or charitable projects.

For additional information and to see Lori’s work, visit her website, www.livingartbyleah.com