This Thursday, Altadena artist Debbi Swanson Patrick opens her solo show at Craft Hill in Monrovia. On March 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., guests may peruse Swanson Patrick’s art and Caroline Ducout Jewelry, be serenaded by “Sleepy James” Jim Fowler, snack on appetizers, and enjoy a libation at the cash bar.
Swanson Patrick’s works of art are a combination of ephemera and botanicals, arranged into complex, startling combinations and then scanned with a desktop scanner “to capture extreme ‘ultra high def’ images that explode with color and vibrance.”
Having loved photography for years, when digital technology arrived, I embraced the new tools with gusto. This led to a fortunate meeting with a master who taught me the art of scanning and continues to encourage my growth.
Swanson Patrick creates commissioned pieces using personal items such as jewelry, old photographs, an award, a medal, or a family heirloom, and incorporating them with flowers, plants, feathers, artifacts, jewelry, and even insects and bone.
Craft Hill, 404 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia 91016. Hours: Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.- 1 a.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Ph: 1.626.305.0094.
Swanson Patrick solo show opening reception, Thursday, March 30th, 7-9 p.m. Also, Caroline Ducout Jewelry. Free appetizers; cash bar. Live music.
Learn more in our piece “Telling Images by Debbi Swanson Patrick.”