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Evi Slaby by Christopher Rolinson

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Nov 15, 2009
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Nov 15, 2009
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Evi Slaby is originally from Amberg, Germany, which is nearly 1000 years old. She says that she loves how the fortressed town has unique shops and culture within it. This GigaPan image will allow her elderly parents in Germany, who cannot travel to visit, an opportunity to see and explore the studio she has only been able to talk to them about.

Evi Slaby, of Angelsilks, in her Moon Twp, Pa. studio where she creates paintings on silk. Her studio encompasses the great room and the dining room of her home. Her family enjoys the space as a studio where they can all be together to create art.

She says this about her great space. "My studio is a place to relax for out family. At times my high school aged child will come in and paint something, our youngest one likes to drag a friend in and show him how to paint on silk or do a little project. When I need help with a large group it becomes a family project, Jeromy and Joel are great at that, they know what needs to be done and I don't have to say much. Our two oldest are in college. Josh's friend Sarah loves to hang out with us and we usually always dabble with something in the studio, especially on bad days when we miss Josh and Katherine."

Everything that she creates is influenced by her spiritual journey. She hopes that everyone she teaches will be touched in a spiritual way. Slaby teaches silk painting to the community at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks, Pa., the Rhema School and her studio in Moon Twp, Pa. Her passion lies in teaching others rather than creating art to sell. Her silk painting lessons are therapeutic, healing and a massage for the soul. She works with members at the Cancer Caring Center and Gilda's Club and paints with children at Children's Hospital.

Evi says this about her experiences with the cancer Caring center:
"I run a program were you can paint for the price of one a scarf for yourself as well a scarf that will be donated as a head wrap to the Cancer Caring Center. In 2008 I was able to donate sixty scarves through all the help of my customers. This year it will be almost 100. Customers who are painting usually fret about the how and the what and "I am not an artist" syndrome. However, what they are forgetting is that the person on the receiving end of this scarf always comments about the beauty of it, and this doesn't really mean the physical beauty - but the thoughtfulness of the person who painted it. That they took time out to paint a scarf for a person they have never met and will never meet. A person who is at a difficult place in their life to bring hope and a smile and a little bit of joy. It's just great."


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