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Upcoming Exhibits

 

HIDDEN GARDENS, 9th Dollmakers exhibit
Featured artist is Gioconda Pieracci of Pupillae Art Dolls and Group Show
Opens March 9, 2024
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“Hidden Gardens” will explore not only the beauty of plants and flowers, but also things that may be hidden and precious things that may be deep inside of us, in our thoughts and in our dreams.
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Participating artists: Ulla Anobile, Elisa Belloni, Denise Bledsoe, Lacey Bryant, Caroline Bury, Marie Charrois of Little Bird of Paradise, Amber Glassman of Eternal Flame Art, Alison Jackson, Rasa Jadzeviciene, Patricia Krebs, Francesca Loi of Littleswimminmachine, Valeria Pascale of La testa tra le nuvole, Dianna Patrick of Small Soulz, Karly Perez, Gioconda Pieracci of Pupillae Art Dolls, Jen Raven, Charlotte Sigurdson, Carisa Swenson, Ioanna Tsouka of Anima ex Manus Art Dolls, Ilaria Vestri of Disfairy, Anna Vigurs, Elisabetta Visentini, Alex Wells of Ragged Caravan and more.

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About the featured artist:  Gioconda Pieracci lives in Italy in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. She has a great passion for literature, drawing, theater and the arts in general. She creates dolls and sculptures, preferring to use materials that have an intrinsic warmth such as wool and felt, wood and wood pulp, paper and paper clay. Before beginning her work, Gioconda does an in-depth study that goes through readings, image research, the study of various artistic forms to return everything in an art object that has a soul and that speaks to those who appreciate it.
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Here are some of Valerie Savarie’s reimagined books from 2023.


NINE LIVES

Featuring artist Valerie Savarie and group show

Opens Earth Day, April 20, 2024 

Whether you believe that cats have nine lives or not, the idea that something can have multiple lives in a single body is such a wonderful idea. What if we as a society took this as a rule of thumb – that everything has nine lives. Instead of constantly throwing things out that have “out lived” their intended purpose we breathe new life into them and give them a second life and a third and a fourth …

By reducing the amount of “things” that our society has become trapped in the perpetual cycle of buying, using, throwing out, it helps not only create a healthier environment (Earth) it also teaches us to find value in the everyday. By repurposing materials, we start to value life – whether it be of an inanimate object or a living creature. We see the beauty and potential in everything while simultaneously reducing our impact on the world.

For this show, artists were invited to give new life to something that has been discarded by society in hopes that others will find inspiration to do the same.

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Participating artists:  Ulla Anobile, Julie B., Denise Bledsoe, Andrea Bogdan, Joan Charles, Olivia Dornsife, Robert Doucette, Mike Egan, Eden Folwell, Wendy Gadzuk, Rosie Garcia, Sophia Gasparian, Lori Herbst, Ilaamen, Miki Lorena K., Chloe Kono, Athanasia Nancy Koutsouflakis, Mavis Leahy, Alexandra Lukaschewitz, Lisa Luree, Malathip, Miriam Martinez, Nichol Norman, Valeria Pascale, Sarah Polzin, Jen Raven, Ben Robertson, Claudia Roulier, Dmitri Saari, Frau Sakra, Lisa Snellings, Linnea Strid, Patrick Thai, Ioanna Tsouka of Anima ex Manus Art Dolls, Arlene Velis, Kelly Vetter, Elisabetta Visentini, Michelle Waters, Julie Zarate and more.

About the featured artist:  Valerie Savarie, known for her altered book sculptures, is a mixed media artist living in Denver, Colorado. She uses vintage books as the centerpiece of her artistic creations, reinventing them into unique pieces through cutting, carving, stitching and character illustrations, while also retelling the stories inside.

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GRAVITY

Featuring Patricia Krebs plus group show

May 2024

GRAVITY: gravity /ˈɡrævɪtɪ/
n ( pl -ties)
1- universal force of attraction; 2-seriousness or importance of a situation; 3- low frequency soundwaves, low pitch

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Here are some of Fran De Anda’s magicians from shows past. 

 

THE MAGICIANS III

Fran De Anda Solo Show

June 2024

For Fran's fourth solo show for us, he will continue his exploration of the magicians. Magicians symbolize the mysteries of existence and nature. They are the alchemists who carry out the eternal cycle of creation-destruction while maintaining the natural balance. These Magicians influence all aspects of existence; from love and death, to natural elements such as: the sea and the land. They represent the strength and ability of the universe, which passes through them as vital energy. And in a magical and inspiring act of will, they perform the task of restoring the chaotic and mysterious but sublimely beautiful world.


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LOTERIA X

Our most popular annual group show is back!
July/August 2024

La Lotería is a traditional Mexican game of chance, similar to bingo, that uses images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers. There are 54 images; each has a name and an assigned number. The cards are very colorful and the imagery on them is broadly recognized in all of Mexico, other Latin American countries, as well as European nations.

The most recognized version of La Lotería is the “Don Clemente Gallo” rendition which was introduced in Mexico in 1887 by the French businessman, Don Clemente Jacques. The owners today own the registered trademark and have continued this version through 3 generations with the original artwork remaining the same.

All 54 images of the original deck will be represented in the show. Here is a link to the original Loteria set:http://loteria.elsewhere.org/clemente1/

In addition, artists are creating cards from a second set of Loteria cards #55 - 108. These works will be minis. Here is a link to the lesser known set, which is equally fun: http://loteria.elsewhere.org/clemente2a/

Participating artists and their chosen cards will be announced in May.

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