Christopher Raab, Featured Artist for April
Please join Steeple View Lofts on April 3, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. for First Friday! We're pleased to showcase Christopher Raab as our Featured Artist for April! Born in eastern Pennsylvania, Raab relocated to England at age eleven. There, he attended the American School in London and returned to the United States where he sought education at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Raab currently serves as Archives & Special Collections Librarian at Franklin & Marshall College. Raab specializes in abstract paintings and mixed media pieces. He produces such works under the name "daddypappa", a nickname coined by his youngest daughter. "I work in acrylic and metal, and incorporate a variety of print-making techniques into my paintings. My pieces draw on anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures found in petroglyphs, leaves, skeletons, tools, scrap metal, and fossils," said Raab (Artist Statement, April 2014) Raab chooses to work with warm metallic color palette, but frequently employs chemical processes such as rusting and oxidation. We look forward to featuring this wonderful artist! As always, tours of our beautiful loft-style apartments will be available! We hope you'll join us in celebration of this talented artist!