Reconnecting with Laraine Armenti

I had not seen Laraine Armenti since 1980, our senior year at RISD, after which we headed off in different directions for employment in the design world.  On June 14th I happened to spot a painting of hers, Green Apple, in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of our alumni magazine, RISD XYZ, that has brought us together again.  I loved the still life, and immediately sent Laraine an email with the subject “Do you remember me?”.  She did, in fact, and long story short, here we are!

Please join us for the Opening celebration of Laraine’s show on Friday, August 14, 5-8

Here is a small sampling of the exhibit

I am delighted to be showing Laraine’s small and beautifully executed oil paintings and drawings at my jewelry and art gallery — the scale and elegance of the work make for a very complementary pairing with my jewelry collection. We are very pleased with the collaboration.

Reconnecting has been a wonderful experience and the timing seems particularly fitting in that it is our 35th college reunion year.  Did I just say that?  It seems a bit surreal, but I’m thankful for all I’ve learned over the years, and continue to each day… and for old friends who, like me, are still driven by the pursuit of art and design!