Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Art Gallery

"Cats Infiltrate the Optic Nerve" by L.P. Snowe II

June 20 - August 1, 2022

Artist Reception: Wednesday, June 22 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Artist Bio

L.P. Snowe II was born in Warren in 1953. He is a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and received an associate degree in law enforcement from Kent State Trumbull. He works in private security, and is a warehouse worker. He’s shop steward for Teamsters Local 377. His artwork has been juried into 27 art shows including shows at the Erie Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Ohio State Fair. He’s earned several awards for his work.

Artist Statement

Why cats and eyes? Because that’s the way my brain works.

During high school art class I gravitated toward cartooning - in fact I can’t create a regular drawing, landscape, or portrait to save my life nor was I successful with oil or watercolor paints. I discovered Berol Prismacolor Pencils and Rapidiograph best suited my artistic style.

During the 1960s and 1970s looking at the covers of sci-fi paperbacks I was influenced by the fantastic artwork featuring spacecraft, alien planets, and futuristic architecture.

Also, I loved the artwork of the great cartoonist Sergio Aragones of Mad Magazine fame. I admired his talent of filling space with a variety of activity and characters. Finally, one of the most valuable lessons I learned in public school was two point perspective taught by my 8th and 9th grade teacher Mr. Richard Hernandez. Combining the forementioned influences with my love of cats and cartooning, I developed a unique artistic style.

Enough of my rambling! Let my artwork “speak” for itself. Enjoy the show.

Psychologically yours,

L.P. Snowe II

Past Exhibits

Photographs of the Street | Dr. W. Gordon

Vibrant Colors of Nature | Marcela Hampel

"Celebrity Series" and "Everyday People" | Susan Jacobs

The Theory of Artistic Relativity | George Kovach

While the Earth Remains | Arron Foster

What I Hear | Lynn Anderson

What was Lost | Christina Humble and Ross Mazzupappa

Shaping Stories | Nancy Schwartz-Katz

Near & Distant Shores | Krista Machovina

Efficiency | Gary Taneri

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