Here are the gallery shots of All Dolled Up! I think theylook lovely and serene in the gallery setting of dramatic lighting and all white walls. There's an air of joy and mischief in the room as well. I just know that when the lights go off there are some plushie shenanigans taking place (or, at least I hope so!)
The artists of All Dolled Up are: Jess Quinn , Mimi Kirchner, Jennifer Strunge, Paola Colombo, Jessi Halliday Messalic and myself.
As with most interests in life, if you dig deep enough, you will find there is an entire sub-culture full of fellow enthusiasts. Through the All Dolled Up show, Vincennes University has given me an opportunity reach out to a select group of my heroes from that softie-making community. I have chosen these artists to showcase their work based on their sense of whimsy, imagination, design sensibilities and refined craftsmanship. I have been amazed and inspired by each of these artists, and I am thrilled to be able to exhibit along with them. I hope this show captures a child-like sense of wonder and awe in everyone who views it.
|Two of Jennifer Strunge's Cotton Monsters and a trio of Paola Colombo's heads|
|A Mimi Kirchner girl doll, Jennifer Strunge's Cotton Monster and three of Paola Colombo's heads.|
|Forrest-y group shot|
|Two of my mustache guys, A Jennifer Strunge Cotton Monster and three of Jessi Halliday Mesalic's dolls|
|Wall of lovely oddballs|
|Bear Boy, by me, Daisy the bird by Jess Quinn and two heads by Paola Colombo|
All Dolled Up will be on exhibit
Thursday, February 9 – Thursday, March 1, 2012.
Artists’ Reception: Tuesday, February 21, 11am – 12pm. Reception will be held in the Shircliff Gallery.
Artist’s Lecture: Tuesday, February 21, 2pm – 3pm – held in the Shircliff Auditorium, Rm. E101 in the Shircliff Humanities Building.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday 8am – 9pm, Friday 8am – 5 pm, Sunday 12pm – 3pm
If you want to see even more photos, check out my flickr All Dolled Up set.