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Lucie Galvin: Paper Pictures (Washi, Scraps, and Souvenirs)

December 18, 2023 - April 6, 2024, Central Library

 Goldenrod Footbrige  2023

Lucie Galvin grew up in Newport Beach attending Eastbluff Elementary and CdM Middle and High Schools. She learned to sail the harbor, worked at Fashion Island, and volunteered in our old library and Hoag Hospital. After studying Art History at The University of Michigan, Education at St. Mary’s College, Garden Design at The English Gardening School London, and Craftsman Gardening with The National Trust for Scotland, she returned with her husband to Newport to raise their family. Lucie teaches and practices gardening and crafts. During the pandemic she iPad-sketched portraits of missed family and friends, walked town Instagramming plants vernacular, and began these illustrative paper collages. She has recently returned from studying traditional and modern paper-making in South Korea and Japan.

The pictures’ paper plant materials include: Bamboo, banana, cotton, daphne, ficus, flax, gampi, hemp/jute, mango, mitsumata, mulberry, nettle, onion, papyrus, rice, silk, snake plant, and anonymous hard and softwoods in upcycled modern card stock, cellophane, construction paper, greeting cards, grocery bags, parchment, pastry boxes, souvenirs, wrapping paper, and vellum.

Artwork copyright ©Lucie Galvin
All Rights Reserved

Upcoming Installations


  • April 8 - May 31: Laura Green (Acrylic paintings)
  • June 3 - July 26: Dorothy Grettenburg Handy (Needlework)
  • July 29 - September 20: Christopher Evans (Acrylic paintings)
  • September 23 - November 15: Shant Beudjekian (Oil paintings)
  • November 18 - January 10: Faro Mohajedi (Photography)


  • January 13 - March 7: Tianyi Wang (Photography)
  • March 10 - May 2: Liberty Dickinson (Acrylic paintings)

To have artwork considered for an exhibition at the Central Library, download and fill out the Application for Consideration Art

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