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This book is a collection of pencil sketches completed in 2008 during the last year of life of artist Audrey Chibbaro. The foreword to the book is written by fellow artist and friend Erica Hauser and shares an intimate portrait of Audrey's life and process.
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All proceeds of this book go to the "Audrey Chibbaro Youth in Arts Scholarship Fund."
Artist Audrey Chibbaro died on December 11, 2008 at the age of 45. She spent her life as an artist, heavily influenced by her education as a fashion designer. Audrey studied at the Scuola de Medici in Florence, Italy, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and received her BFA from Brooklyn College. She was a prolific artist who created many types of sculptures, drawings, etchings and ceramic pieces, some of which have shown in the Garrison Art Center and the Brooklyn Gallery of Art. Audrey designed and produced costumes for the American Center of Dramatic Arts and taught puppetry and quilt making to children and seniors at the New York City Housing Authority. Audrey relocated to Beacon, New York in 2006 and quickly participated in and was embraced by the artist community. She became a member of the Beacon Art Salon and her work was part of the Beekman Street Artist Banner Project and the Windows On Main Street project. The Beacon Art Salon is now an online group known as the Contemporary Art Salon and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ContemporaryArtSalon/
Stacey Ward Kelly is a socially engaged artist & photographer who has exhibited her work in San Francisco, Boston and New York. She also teaches visual art and is the founder and director of the Contemporary Art Salon, a group that supports and promotes the arts and art education. Ms. Ward Kelly has created several fine art photography books of her work and was the editor of "Beacon Soul", a collection of art and words by local artists. In addition to creating "Audrey Chibbaro Lived Here" she was the coauthor and photographer for "Good Food from the Farm", by Stacey and Carrie Ward Kelly, a collection of writings, recipes and images from their local CSA farm. Stacey's was one of 74 international artists who donated their work and are featured in the blurb publication, "Freedom and Art", a book in support of the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the recognized leader of Burma, whose proceeds go to Amnesty International. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/367