Karin B. Bogardus, Chester County Resident, Included in 24th Annual Immaculata Art Show

Elverson resident Karin B. Bogardus, CDA, will be exhibiting her work at the 24th Annual Immaculata University Art Show, which begins on Saturday, February 3, 2007. Bogardus, owner and operator of La Jambe Gauche, a successful home-based art studio, is a first-time participant in the Immaculata show. The Art Show opens with a premier ticketed reception on Friday, February 2, 2007, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and will then run free of charge from Saturday, February 3 through Sunday, February 11.
Bogardus, whose portfolio includes hand-painted furniture, animal portraits, apparel and accessories, is highly skilled in animal motifs. She received her professional training in decorative arts from the famous artist, Priscilla Hauser, and from a teacher at the University of Tennessee, Kathy Bradley. Bogardus received her CDA in 2000 and she is certified as a decorative arts teacher.
Born and soon orphaned in Czechoslovakia during the peak of WWII, she was adopted into a wealthy family and faced many hardships during her young life, including her family´s escape from Nazi pursuit and a near-fatal case of bacterial meningitis. She emigrated to the United States in the 1960s, where she raised her three children by herself and opened her own hair and nail salon, and became a citizen in 1987.
Along with her husband, Bogardus owned and operated the Flemingsburg House B&B while living in Nashville, Tennessee. There she painted and donated several pieces for silent auctions, which benefited the Williamson County Historical Society. She now owns and operates La Jambe Gauche, and a portion of the proceeds from sales of her artwork is donated to various animal protection and rescue organizations.
Each year, the Art Show features original works by regional, national, and international juried artists. This year´s show will present 150 artists´ works, which will be available for purchase and on display in Alumnae Hall and the Faculty Center on the university´s campus. All proceeds of this event benefit Immaculata University´s programs and scholarship fund.
Admission to the ticketed Preview Reception on February 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. is $50 per person. The general public is invited to view the show for free from Saturday, February 3, through Saturday, February 10, from Noon to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays, February 4, and 11, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information on the Immaculata University Art Show or to order tickets for the Preview Reception, contact 610-647-4400, ext. 3122 or email at ppanarella@immaculata.edu. Additional information may be found at www.immaculataartshow.com.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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