Artist Stephanie Schlatter Joins “Reflections of Southeast Asia” Exhibit at Maddie and Flynn Art Gallery
(GRAND RAPIDS, MICH)—2000—Artist Stephanie Schlatter participated in a themed show at the Maddie and Flynn Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2000, titled "Reflections of Southeast Asia." Her contributions to the shared show featured original photographic works in a study of the wonders of Nepal and India.
An avid traveler, Stephanie often stayed awake nights thinking of where she wanted to journey to next, and her spirit of adventure brought her to Nepal and India, where she spent a month exploring the fascinating cultures and peoples of this faraway land. Photography became a way to capture the magic of those visits to post on her walls back home, and relive her amazing discoveries. Stephanie selected 14 of her favorite photographs capturing those incredible visits to display in the exhibit.
Stephanie Schlatter draws inspiration from the world around her for her art. While she calls Grand Rapids, Michigan, home she often travels on new adventures across the globe.
“My journey as an artist is influenced by my travels abroad and my study of art globally,” she says. “I draw inspiration from the freedom of artistic expression in other cultures and the unfettered creativity of children around the world. I am motivated with a passion to teach and cultivate the creative learning process in others. These experiences richly enhance my own paintings, which hopefully reﬂect the beauty of both the people and lands I have visited.”
Stephanie has studied art both locally and abroad, including time in
Mexico where she decided to shift her focus from photography to
painting. Her travels have also led her to found
Art Aid for Tesfa in 2006. Through this non-profit organization, she brings art classes to the children of Ethiopia while supporting their education.