6257 3rd Ave NW
6:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012
Galleries | Art,
Neighborhood | Community
The re-emergence of Lorraine Fryett, octogenarian and noted local long time PNW floral
artist is engaging in her first solo art show after many years.
Considered by Seattle art critics such as Delores Tarzan, during the 70's as one of 3 premier
floral artists, Lorraine is known for her articulate detail and unique compositions, often
including influences borne out of her passions for Paris and music. Her annual shows were
through the Haines and Matzge Galleries; always well received and successful exhibits.
Lorraine has continued over the past decade to quietly exhibit her work most often in local
group and Christmas shows from Mount Baker to Seattle Children's Hospital. She is also a
notable regular at Kirsten Gallery in the University District.
This exhibit will show a collection from her medium size traditional gouache on paper
'jardin' arrangements in combination with her vibrant oil on canvas series of bright, bold
individual flowers she affectionally called 'visages'.
Her exhibit will open November 9 at Chocolat Vitale. The owner, Janet Eicher, who
opened her chocolate sipping and unique retail space over a year ago at the corner of 65th &
3rd NW in greenwood has championed many local artists.
This a departure from the traditional 'gallery' exhibit and she is looking forward to
experiencing the venue. Opening night includes refreshments and time with Lorraine and
coincides with the Phinney/Greenwood monthly Friday night art walk.
Lorraine is tentatively delving into social media and internet venues, and can be found here;
www.facebook.com/lorrainefryett; www.atelierfryett.wordpress.com; firstname.lastname@example.org