Joanne Frazier, known for her colorful and delightful collage cards, journals and other paper creations will be C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery’s featured artist for the month of May. She will be at the gallery on tonight, May 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday’s event.
Joanne has a love for design, pattern and color – especially in papers – which she applied first to scrapbooking then to creating unique cards for family and friends. What was once a fun hobby creating cards using various papers, rubber stamps, inks and more eventually turned into a Collage Card business. It requires having a collection of different kinds of papers (including cardboard) whose designs or patterns will dictate for Joanne what mood her themed cards will be or what tone her journals will take. She designs cards and journals with a wide variety of styles, from earthy, organic to tailored and polished as well as colorful, bright and cheerful. By using inks, paint, rubber stamps and ribbon, charms and other found objects, Joanne puts them together in a way that makes a unique statement in each card, journal, recipe book or mini photo album. This same technique can apply to other mediums as seen in Joanne’s paintings, wood burning or mixed media which you will also see in her show.