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1570 Gallery at Valley Manor Presents: “Observing Transitions” by Katie Spensieri and Hannah Paduano

January 17, 2023

Katie Spensieri:

From a young age, Katie’s creative desires have led her to enjoy many art forms, such as photography, illustration and modeling. As a result, she has been freelancing as a graphic designer and model in recent years. Not only has this helped pay the bills, but it has also brought her out of her shell. She has met and created friendships with other artists and has become comfortable genuinely being herself.

The pieces in this exhibition were taken on some of Katie’s outdoor adventures. She has always loved the outdoors and capturing moments in time. Taking in these small details and memories has helped her remember that life is about the climb.

Hannah Paduano:

Hannah is highly influenced by the innate human desire to create. This understanding led her to the field of Creative Arts Therapy. She is currently in her final year of Graduate School at Nazareth College and is practicing Art Therapy under supervision at Serenity Life Counseling Services in Webster, NY.

Hannah’s work primarily represents the expressive nature of the artistic process. Rather than working towards a “masterpiece,” Hannah’s training in Art Therapy has brought her to a more process-oriented framework for creating art. As a result, her creative nature is enjoying the process and allowing the art to exist without judgment.

The pieces in this show were primarily created during her time in graduate school. Hannah has always been inspired by natural elements, especially during her graduate school experience. Creating artwork with these themes of nature has kept her grounded during the stress and busyness experienced over the past two years.


For purchases or more information about this show, please contact Diane Cotton, Gallery Coordinator, at 585.546.8439 ext. 3102 or at



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