Monday, September 28, 2009

Lori LaBissoniere’s “Transitions” Paintings at Thump Coffee

Thump Coffee will be open until 8pm on Friday, October 2 for the Fall Art Hop. Featuring: Lori LaBissoniere’s “Transitions” Paintings. -hoc

Local painter Lori LaBissonier’s “Transitions” show of recent works is on exhibit at Thump Coffee in downtown Bend throughout October. LaBissonier explains that this collection of paintings “deals with the inevitable and ever-changing transition of seasons that have a significant effect on our psyche here in the Northwest.”

“As the bright notes of yellow summer fade into the fall and on to the icy blues of winter,” she says, “our mood tends to shift along with the progression of the seasons. We begin to reminisce upon life as it was and anticipate the seasons to come.”

LaBissonier says these paintings were created in hopes of “transporting the viewer to various times of the year, reminding them of the importance of the transformations of nature and the often significant effects of the changing seasons.”

LaBissonier received her B.A. in Fine Art from Gonzaga University in 2002. Her inspirations include travels in France, Italy and Australia, studying the works of artists and masters of the past, and a love of the. “My creativity is most alive when I’ve just visited a snow-capped mountain, a sun-kissed oceanside, or felt God’s inspiration shining down from the crack in a stormy sky.”

Since relocating to the Bend area from her hometown of Yakima, Washington, LaBissonier has been involved with Poethouse Art, where she has been a resident artist and art class coordinator. Visit her studio at Poethouse Art, or go to

Thump Coffee is located in downtown Bend at 25 NW Minnesota Ave. For details about art exhibits, coffee cuppings and other events, visit or call 541-388-0226.

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