ART SHOWS / PRESS
Present: The Art of Laura R. Lavan (2015-2016) showcases local artist Laura R. Lavan featuring her latest sculpture and artwork.
Present: The Art of Laura R. Lavan (2015-2016) showcases the current work of Westchester artist Laura R. Lavan. Sculptures and paintings will be showcased at the Oresman Gallery located in the Larchmont Public Library on Larchmont Avenue. Lavan’s exhibit will be on display throughout the month of September. A reception date and information will follow...
By Georgette Gouveia
“Present: The Art of Laura R. Lavan (2015-2016)” showcases the current work of the Westchester painter and sculptor at the newly reopened and renovated Larchmont Library’s Oresman Gallery. All proceeds from the sale of the work, on display through September, will benefit the newly opened Westchester Children’s Museum, adjacent to Playland Amusement Park on the Long Island Sound in Rye. Lavan has served the Children’s Museum in multiple capacities, sitting on its advisory board and serving as the museum’s first president.
There’s an artist reception 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the library, 121 Larchmont Ave. For more, call 914-834-2281. For more about the museum, 100 Playland Parkway, call 914-421-5050, or visit discoverWCM.org.
Local artist Laura R. Lavan’s works are currently on exhibit at Le Pain Quotidien in Rye.
By Nicole Briggs
New York-born Lavan comes from a family of self-taught painters. Included in the show are her metal sculptures and watercolor paintings, all available for purchase. Using reclaimed items, she complements them with the use of new material.
By Kaitlyn Krasselt
Laura R. Lavan, said she travels all the way from Larchmont in Westchester County, N.Y., to take metalworking courses at Silvermine, something she has done for five years.
“A lot of what you use in metal sculpting isn’t safe to do your home,” Lavan said. “It’s a fortunate thing that Silvermine exists.”
Since beginning courses at Silvermine, Lavan has had her work displayed in museums, curated shows and private collections throughout Fairfield County and New York. She donates the proceeds from her work back to organizations like Silvermine in order to support continuing art education. Lavan creates oversized botanic-inspired pieces, usually from recycled materials including car parts.
“Anything that sells this fall, for example will go directly to the Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club...
SCULPTURE WINNERS, 2016
1st: Laura R. Lavan for "Sunflower"
2nd: Laura R. Lavan for "Mr. Mister"
3rd: David Woehr for "Nick"
HM: David Woehr for "Harlan the Lumberjack"
SCULPTURE WINNERS, 2015
1st: Sunflower by Laura Lavan, Larchmont
2nd: Clouds by Janis Bisordi, Bronxville
3rd: Pussywillow by Laura Lavan, Larchmont
Greenwich Time, October 2017
By Alexandra Villarreal
...A looming metal sculpture in bright blue and yellow compliments the Murakamis at its flank. The giant sunflower is by Laura Lavan, another local artist featured in the show.
A truck’s clutch plate wouldn’t come to mind for most people when they think of a flower base, Lavan mused. But for her, relating metal to botanicals somehow comes naturally.
Like with flowers that die and give their seeds to the earth, waiting for rebirth, Lavan said she tries to give spare metal parts a second life...