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Visit the Studios of Cocoa Beach any day (except Tuesdays) to view the work of Patty Corapi of Indialantic, July Artist of the Month.Patty is an amazing creative artist skilled in many methods and mediums. Her first love is photography, ever since childhood when she watched her father open his meter, check the light, and capture an image. She soon had her own darkroom. Technology changed the art and now her darkroom lives in her computer
Patty says, “ Capturing light is magical. Through a variety of method I can create pieces envisioned in my mind. Some are printed as seen in the viewfinder, others are captured in the camera and finished in the computer. I am just as amazed watching images emerge in the computer as when I was in the darkroom watching them develop in the pan.”
Patty also works with fused glass and mosaics. The kiln is another magical technique all be it an ancient one. Patty cuts glass shapes, layers them, fires up the kiln, and creates art, functional pieces and jewelry.
Patty’s work is on view daily at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach and on her website www.pattycorapi.com. A framed print of her “Ghost Crab” photo will be the prize in the Studio’s July giveaway. Visit the Studios any day in July to enter this free drawing.
This non-profit gallery features the work of 30 local artists and offers a full schedule of workshops in a variety of techniques. The Studios is open Monday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about exhibits, artists and class schedules, call 321-613-3480 or visit www.studiosofcocoabeach.org.