A daydream can shift our attention from the drudgery of our external world. Daydreaming supports a unique and personal mental meandering as we shift between “real life” and “imagined life”. Imagination provides personal, private moments that can inspire and satisfy.
For this show I have created art with intention.
My goal now is to sell this art and make a substantial donation to Providence House. ALL of my proceeds will go directly to Providence House, a local organization that supports and protects children and families in crisis.
It is my belief that a strong society begins with a strong beginning. When I asked myself how I could help our community—this show was my answer.
I think this may be the future purpose of all of my studio work, we shall see…
The art of Patty Flauto is an investigation of how the process of creating abstract art acts as a bridge between the task-oriented brain (conscious) and the imagination (sub-conscious). Visuals emerge as a result of the artist’s discovery and departure rooted in inner experience and memory. The strong compositions, colors and shapes in this show invite the viewer to pause and interpret. Impression overshadows realism, creating a dialogue between artist and viewer. Layers of meaning allow for thought, escape and a sense of satisfaction.
Ms. Flauto has exhibited nationally. Her work has appeared in The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of American Art and countless galleries. She is an exhibitor and active supporter of the arts in Northeast Ohio.
M.F.A. from Kent State University, OH
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN
B.F.A. from Youngstown State University, OH
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Hudson River Valley Art Center, Greenville, N.Y.
The Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, N.Y.
Miami University, OH
Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH
Cuyahoga Valley Arts Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
Indiana University Downtown Gallery, Ink Matters Juried Exhibition, Kokomo, Indiana.
Group Ten Gallery, Regional Juried Show, Kent, Ohio.
BAYarts Sullivan Gallery, Annual Juried Exhibition, Bay Village, Ohio.
Artists Archives of The Western Reserve Members Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio.
Worthington Yards, Art Made In The Shutdown, Cleveland,Ohio.
Butler Institute of Art Annual Mid-Year National Juried Exhibition, Youngstown,Ohio. HONORABLE MENTION
American Greetings Gallery W, Annual Juried Fine Arts Show, Westlake, Ohio. SECOND PLACE
BAYarts Sullivan Gallery, Annual Juried Exhibition, Bay Village, Ohio. HONORABLE MENTION
River Oaks Square Arts Center 2019 5x5x5 Miniature Show, Alexandria, Louisiana. MERIT AWARD
BAYarts Dianne Boldman Gallery, Patty Flauto & Tina Elkins: “Intuitions”, Bay Village, Ohio
Artists Archives of The Western Reserve Members Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio
FAVA’s 40th Annual Members’ Show, Oberlin, Ohio.
River Gallery, Patty Flauto & Michael Nathal: “Organic Progressions”, Rocky River, OH
AG Gallery W, Annual Juried Fine Arts Show, Westlake, OH