Celebrate Montage, a new exhibit featuring multimedia collage, acrylic paintings, sculptural adornments and jewelry by Lauraye White.
Lauraye, whose name rhymes with Mariah, describes her art as a blend of abstract expressionism, surrealism, free-form poetry, stream of consciousness, writing, and collage, presenting realism as nestled snugly within the chaos.
She grew up in West Tisbury, and she says that from a very young age she was creating–designing, drawing, and dancing–twirling like a dervish in the energy of expression, with strong encouragement from her parents and her childhood mentors Janice Frame and Valerie Becker. Lauraye used the creative arts as a channel through which she could navigate life. After attending Vineyard schools, she continued at MassArt in Boston, concentrating in Studio For Interrelated Media and practicing small metals sculpture, jewelry making, web design and videography.
An opportunity to design and maintain the West Tisbury Library Virtual Art Gallery gave Lauraye a way to make art her profession. She was asked to create a virtual display in order to showcase the monthly rotation of exhibiting artists’ work. Lauraye was the library’s gallery curator in 2020 and 2021.
She currently works as assistant director of the Performing Arts Center at MVRHS, under the direction of Charlie Esposito. She also sells her original handcrafted wares through her company, Wind Weaving Designs.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours.
Monday, October 31, 2022 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
West Tisbury Public Library
1042 State Road, West Tisbury, MA 02575