The Landings Art Association
February 2019 Art Exhibit
featuring the works of
LAA Plantation Gallery
February 7 - March 5
Opening Reception Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The Landings Art Association has a cure for your winter doldrums. Join Artists of the Month Penny Thompson and Pepi Streiff at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7 for a reception in The Plantation Club gallery and celebrate the unveiling of their latest creations.
A lifelong resident of Long Island, Penny Thompson is a talented and prolific artist. When she moved to The Landings ten years ago, she was immediately struck by the beauty of her new low country home. From the gorgeous coastal landscapes and glorious wildlife to the historic charm of downtown Savannah, she couldn't wait to get it all down on canvas. A self-taught artist, Penny finds inspiration in all the things around her, from birds and other wildlife to flowers, coastal scenery and people.
Happy to share her talent and knowledge with others, Penny has taught other aspiring artists for years. When teaching, her goal is to get the artist to take an average scene and "embellish it with their own palette using light and color, patterns of shadows, varying tonal values and glints of sunlight" until they become striking features. She teaches her students to look at things differently and understand how to create exceptional landscape paintings.
Penny's watercolor paintings capture the intrinsic beauty of the area, bursting with vibrant color and radiant light. She has branched out into other fields of art including acrylic paintings and paper collages, two of which recently won first place in the judged spring shows.
When she is not painting, Penny is traveling, golfing, boating, gardening, biking, playing pickle ball or enjoying the company of her husband and friends. She can be reached at 912-344-4149 or email@example.com.
Pepi Streiff, whose work will be featured in the display case, is also a native New Yorker. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Pepi entered NYU with a plan to study theatre arts
and star on stage and in film. Her plans changed, however, when she fell in love with mathematics and Irwin Streiff, her husband of 55 years. A math teacher for 30 years, Pepi retired in 2002 and started making jewelry as a hobby, giving much of it away to her friends. Pepi started experimenting with better materials such as cultured pearls, amethyst, jet, crystal, and rose quartz, and developed a fondness for vintage and imported European clasps. Eventually, her hobby became expensive enough that she began to sell her jewelry. She now sells most of her pieces, and continues to frequent the jewelry districts of New York and Miami to buy more beautiful stones and pearls with which to work.
Pepi's jewelry follows her philosophy of dress. Jewelry should not overwhelm. Necklaces and earrings should frame a woman's face, not draw attention away from her. Jewelry is not sculpture; it does not stand alone, but rather enhances the wearer. Jewelry should whisper, not shout. The woman should get the attention.
When she is not making jewelry, Pepi is busy acting on television and in films. She lives with her husband and their big fluffy dog, Smoky, on Burnside Island. Pepi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-659-0339.
Don't miss the Opening Reception
Thursday, February 7 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
(Public Welcome/Refreshments Available)