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8/28/2015 Member News

Artists Laura James and Saori Murphy Bring Collaborative Exhibit to The Studio@620

Press Release:  Artists Laura James and Saori Murphy Bring Collaborative Exhibit to The Studio@620

For Immediate Release
St. Petersburg, FL (August 27, 2015)    —  The Studio@620 presents “Bound and Release”, a collaborative art exhibition from Laura James and Saori Murphy, September 4-October 2, 2015.
Artists Laura James and Saori Murphy come together to create an interpretive view of interpersonal boundaries and their resolve in its release. Through the use of mixed media, Laura and Saori create a tapestry of visual responses to their own obstructed lens. These windows, reflections, and applications all become part of the fragile and interwoven dialog that we all create for ourselves.

About the Artists
Saori is a mixed media artist, sculptor, and illustrator that has produced a diverse body of
work fueled by her interest in how human interaction, behavior, and culture intersect. Her
work has been featured in several local galleries and businesses. Saori also works with local
retail businesses, boutiques, and independent artists in the community on CD cover art,
skateboard art, theater stage props, interior design, and branding/marketing materials. In
addition to her artwork, Saori is co-director and instructor for the Veterans Creating for
Community Program and a part-time instructor at the Beach Art Center and Painting With A
Having grown up in the panhandle of Texas, artist Laura now resides and works as a
professional painter in Palm Harbor, Florida. With a unique style and passion for vibrant color
combine to create bold abstract expressionist works. Her pieces have been purchased by
many corporate and private collectors across the country. Her work has shown in numerous
galleries in the Tampa, FL area as well as Nashville, TN. Laura also works with interior
designers and clients to create custom pieces for homes and businesses. The fluidity and
vibrant colors that are present in the majority of her work create an organic beauty. The
movement in the work is representative of the never-ending movement and diversity in life.
Her abstract expressionist works have the sensation of expectancy and motion.
Opening Reception Friday Sept. 4 @ 6-9 PM
Closing Reception and Artist Talk Friday Oct. 2 @ 6-9 PM

Admission is free and open to the public.

To make an appointment to see the exhibit call The Studio office 727-895-6620
The Studio@620 is a non profit arts venue located at 620 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg FL 33701
Visit The Studio@620 online at or call 727-895-6620 for more information.
Contact: Coralette Damme
Marketing Manager
The Studio@620