Artistica Gallery announces first art show and reception of 2013

Artistica Gallery manager, Joyce DeVore is pleased to announce the first art show and reception of 2013 with the opening of artist Abbie Parmele’s one-woman show, “Theater in the Sky”.

As a former flight attendant with American Airlines, Abbie Parmele is ready to hop on a plane at a moment’s notice.  With passport and camera in hand, she shoots pictures from an artistic point of view and creates paintings from her photographs in her studio. 

Theatre in the Sky is a selection of her oil paintings that reflect an aerial perspective of the cloud formations created by the powerful forces of nature counterbalancing with nature’s serene peacefulness.  The paintings draw the viewer into the vortex of cloud colors, shapes and formations to ignite all of their senses and transport them into the realm of the paintings.

Receiving her inspiration from nature, Abbie “draws energy from a rainstorm, a sunset, or a walk along the beach.”  This inspirational energy spills over into her collages, paintings, inspirational purses and jewelry designs.

Abbie grew up in rural southeast Iowa.  She moved to Indiana to attend Fort Wayne Art Institute, and graduated as a fine art major.  She did further study at Indiana University-Fort Wayne.  Her artworks have been exhibited in a wide variety of venues including but not limited to Hoosier Art Salon, Columbia Club, Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indiana State Fair, IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art and Martha’s Vineyard Island Art Show.

Abbie’s art will be on display and for sale from April 5 through April 23, with an opening reception where you can meet and talk with Abbie on April 5, the first Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  Everyone is invited to attend this reception and show at Artistica Gallery, located in Historic Downtown Wabash at 70 West Market Street.  For more information, call 260-563-1915 or email

Posted on 2013 Mar 22