While in Breckenridge, Raborn plans a continuation of her work of combining language and the figure in two dimensional visual art.  She will seek to highlight people, places and things with drawing, image transfer and paint as way of honoring – and giving thanks – for the people and the surroundings that define a place.  Art making with a social purpose and message can offer communities a powerful communication tool to help better understand each other, their common needs, and perspectives beyond their own. She looks forward to seeing how the environment influences material choices as well as specific word and image choices. 

Laura Raborn’s paintings have been exhibited in Arkansas, the U.S. and the Bahamas and are in multiple collections such as the CARTI Collection, the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Bill and Hillary Clinton private collection. Her work has earned numerous awards and has appeared in publications such as “Women Make Arkansas: Conversations with 50 Creatives” and “Untold Arkansas: An Anthology,” published by Erin Wood at Et Alia Press. An interview about her most recent work can be found at https://www.arkansasartscene.com/home/interview-with-artist-laura-raborn.

Her Little Rock studio is open for appointments and her paintings can be viewed at www.laurarabornart.com or by visiting Justus Fine Art in Hot Springs, AR and Princess Street Gallery on Harbour Island in the Bahamas.

 

Meet the Artist:

Second Saturday

4/9 | 10am-1pm | FREE

Open Studios: 

Fridays: 2-5pm | 4/8, 15, 22 + 29 | FREE

Saturdays: 2-5pm | 9, 16, 23 + 30 | FREE

 

Learn from the Artist:

Weekly Workshops

Saturdays | 4/9, 16, 23 + 30

 

To learn more about her work, please visit www.laurarabornart.com or visit her Instagram @laurarabornart.  Laura is also on Facebook @artistLauraRaborn.