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March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coral Gables Gallery Night: Penny Thurer
Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening
Tropical Impressions: Pastels
Friday, March 2, 7-10pm
Books & Books, Coral Gables
Penny Thurer earned a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University Teachers College, New York City and a Bachelor of Arts from Simmons College, Boston. She also studied at the Arts Students League. While in New York, she held art and photo editing positions at publishing companies Crowell-Collier McMillan and Harcourt Brace Jovanivich.
Since moving to Miami in 1972, Penny has worked for many cultural and civic organizations including Miami City Ballet, the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center, where she was the cultural and fine arts director, and as the author liaison at Miami Book Fair. She is currently on the Executive Board of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County.
Since retiring, Penny has returned to her first love, painting. She has found pastels to be the medium that best reflects the vibrancy of Florida, this tropical paradise we call home.
Her work is in private and corporate collections and was represented by The Barbara Green Gallery.