New Patio Gallery Show Highlights Immigrant Artist’s Journey

The J Patio Gallery is proud to present “MYCOLORWORLD,” an exhibition by Russian artist Luci Mistratov, now through November 27.

"Amsterdam" by Luci Mistratov

“Amsterdam” by Luci Mistratov

Luci Mistratov was born in Kaliningrad, Russia and has been painting from an early age. She continued to paint during her years at Kaliningrad University, from which she graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Even though she didn’t pursue her scientific career, being a biologist gave her an ability to look at the world with a unique angle.

Luci invented a unique technique of painting on slides, which she used while working as a stage designer for public theatre performances such as “Do Love Painting, Poets”, “A. Block” and “We Are But A Voice.” These paintings on slides became part of the illustrations for the book “Sound and Meaning” by A. Zhuravlyov.

Since 1998, Luci has been working for Kaliningrad University as a lecturer in computer art and watercolors. She also has an art studio for middle school students in which she teaches them to appreciate the world they live in and make it better with their creations. In 2003, she received her Ph.D in Art Education from Kaliningrad University.

The J Patio Gallery is the elegant setting for imaginative exhibits featuring the innovative artwork of locally, nationally and internationally recognized artists. The Patio Gallery is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m, to 7 p.m. For more information, call 502-459-0660 or visit

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