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Artist and web designer will discuss the importance of having an effective artist website.

COURTESY PHOTO: LAKEWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Artist and web designer Leslie Zemenek will be the featured presenter during the Feb. 24 'Art in the Bubble' series.Learning how to navigate the digital world has become more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic — especially for artists. That's why artist and web designer Leslie Zemenek wants to express the importance of having a website to sell artwork.

Zemenek will be a featured presenter in the "Art in the Bubble" series — small events where people can experience art lectures virtually or while socially distancing — hosted by The Lakewood Center for the Arts.

Zemenek will display artwork and discuss effective website pages via Zoom Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. Registration is free but donations to Lakewood are encouraged.

"When everyone went into quarantine, merchants large and small rushed to find ways to reach customers via the web," read Lakewood's press release. "Doing business online is going to remain part of that new normal we've all been hearing about."

Zemenek has been practicing art since she was a child. She began with what became a 30-year painting career but after discovering allergies to specific paints, she pivoted to making jewelry. She works primarily with sterling silver, combining "geometric simplicity of modernism with the asymmetric, organic shapes found in nature," the press release read.

Now she owns Leslie Zemenek Jewelry Arts.

Artwork displayed during the Zoom meeting will be available for continued viewing or sale to help support Lakewood. More information about these options will be given during the virtual event. Instructions for this option will be given by the artist during the event.

"In addition, we encourage groups to conclude their evening by taking a to-go meal from Nicoletta's Table and Marketplace, giving your social bubble the time and opportunity to discuss the artistic event together over a delicious meal in your own home," the press release read.


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