September 23, 2023

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LeMoyne Arts announces tribute to beloved artist Ron Yrabedra

LeMoyne Arts announces tribute to beloved artist Ron Yrabedra
LeMoyne Arts announces tribute to beloved artist Ron Yrabedra

LeMoyne Arts’ principal drawing and painting studio in its new artwork education center will be named the Ron Yrabedra Drawing and Portray Studio.

This tribute is meant to honor the position Yrabedra performed in the development of LeMoyne and to keep alive the memory of the beloved artist, teacher and buddy of Tallahassee’s arts neighborhood. As this kind of, LeMoyne is trying to find pals of Ron Yrabedra, who died at age 78 on Feb. 18, 2022,  to donate to ensure his legacy lives on in the upcoming technology of artists. 

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“Our prepare is a lot more than to set Ron’s title on the house it is to generate a house that is a tribute to him, and evokes his spirit.” LeMoyne’s Govt Director, Arielle Raff, reported.

“Our objective in building this instructing area is to make it the most effective it can be to proceed his arts schooling legacy.”  

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A dedicated trainer and mentor for more than 40 decades, Yrabedra encouraged a enjoy of artwork in little ones of all ages and guided younger artists as they identified their individual ability for creative imagination and appreciation of artwork. 

When LeMoyne’s designs for its new education centre grew to become actuality, the strategy took hold to integrate within the new center an acknowledgment of Yrabedra’s significant part in LeMoyne and his life time of service as inspiring instructor and mentor, extraordinary artist, witty storyteller, and generous close friend.

LeMoyne intends to go on his abundant heritage by its point out-of-the-artwork, accessible classrooms and studios. The education and learning centre will incorporate drawing, watercolor/acrylic/oil portray, fiber arts, blended media, electronic media, glass arts and adaptable open up studio and workshop house.  

The late Stuart Riordan and Ron Yrabedra at Ron’s 76th birthday parade.

A consultant of LeMoyne’s Board of Directors satisfied with Yrabedra in February 2022 to talk about first concepts with him. Yrabedra was amazed with the options for the new schooling centre and very delighted to master of the studio to be named in his honor. He experienced hoped to be ready to see the project’s completion, but unfortunately, handed away shortly soon after that meeting.