Meet the Artist: Lee Kvern & Paul Rasporich


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Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Main Space Library

Enjoy the art exhibited in the library during the month of July, meet the artists Lee Kvern and Paul Rasporich and learn more about their process and their work. Food and refreshments will be provided.

LEE KVERN is an interdisciplinary artist/fiction writer. Lee Kvern is the author of four books and has published numerous award-winning short stories over the past 20 years. She was the recent Writer-in-Residence for the Airdrie Public Library. Kvern holds a BDes in Visual Communications from Alberta College of Art and Design. She paints what she loves: people, dogs, cats, birds, often with an eye to humour. Kvern works in acrylics along with printmaking media. 

Find #LeeKvern on Instagram and Facebook: @LeeKvern


Paul Rasporich attended the Alberta College of Art, where he earned a diploma in Visual Communications. He also met his wife, author Lee Kvern in his second year of Art College. Upon graduation, Paul and his wife Lee opened a design and illustration business called Firstglance Design. As Paul's work was primarily figurative, and grounded in realism, there was a demand for his painting portraits of families and business leaders, which he did full-time from 1994-2000. During this period, his family had grown to two sons. He did not feel the portrait commissions were  providing an income that he felt was fair to his family, so he went back to school to earn his teaching degree. Upon the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic in March of 2020, Paul needed to bring his Guided Drawing lessons online for his K-8 students. He posted his lessons on YouTube for all children, and 50 episodes later, his Art with Raspo videos have become popular Internationally.