Artist Stephanie Schlatter Continues Popular “Cinco de Mayo” Art Exhibit at Imagerie Gallery
(GRAND RAPIDS, MICH)—May 5, 2007—Artist Stephanie Schlatter brought Mexico to Grand Rapids one more time with yet another new exhibit of paintings for her yearly show, “Cinco de Mayo.” It opened May 5, 2007, at the
Imagerie Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in time for the Cinco de Mayo Mexican cultural celebration.
Each year, Stephanie has welcomed new insights into the people and communities of Mexico by painting the emotional reflections she experienced on canvas and exhibiting them at the Imagerie Gallery.
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 also led her to found
Art Aid for Tesfa in 2006, the creative division of the
Tesfa foundation, through which she brings art classes to the children of Ethiopia while supporting their education.