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Paintings by Lucie La Bonté

October 5 - December 31

Paintings by Lucie La Bonté will be on display in the 2nd floor gallery at Curry Public Library October 5-December 31. Please drop in to view the paintings for free during library open hours.

Lucie La Bonté grew up in Upper Montclair, New Jersey in a family that valued the arts. At a young age her parents educated their three children with art, music, and drama lessons. Her father Dick La Bonté retired at 55 from McGraw Hill and began a successful art career.  Her sister Anne, who also paints, ran the Anchor and Pallet Gallery selling his work. Her mother volunteered in numerous plays and shows (Children’s Theater and Follies) when Lucie was small. Her brother Rich is a musician.

After graduating from the High School division of Greenbrier College in West Virginia Lucie chose to major in Art. There she learned batik, a craft which she has practiced for many years. After Lucie’s first year of college at Greenbrier College she transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University where she attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Printmaking. Her focus was Abstract Expressionism and Lithography. Then she moved west.

In 1977 Lucie met her husband Peter Giampaoli who was one of the first San Francisco Street Artists. Peter developed a line of jewelry, and they went on the road. They toured the country selling a festivals and flea markets, Lucie selling batik. They lived for 2 years in New Orleans selling at the French Market.

In 1983 Peter and Lucie built their house at Cape Ferrelo and continued with their crafts at numerous fairs, the Eugene Saturday Market and the Oregon Country Fair. Lucie then began painting small landscapes and seascapes of the Oregon Coast.

After working in management for local Ports and Curry County, Lucie retired and continued painting and selling batiks at the Oregon Country Fair. During the COVID crisis the Fair has taken a two-year break. Lucie focused on her paintings and learning the clarinet. The paintings exhibited here were painted during the COVID period except for “The Crow’s Nest”. They are painted in either oil or acrylic.


October 5
December 31
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