Saturday, March 5, 2016

Have you seen "Dressed" yet?

"Bedroom Dressings" by Veronica Hofman-Ortega
24" x 30"
It's not too late to see the "Dressed" exhibit in Chattanooga. This multi-media exhibit is on display until March 11 at the Jewish Cultural Center. The exhibit includes my piece, "Bedroom Dressings," and the work of 23 other artists that explored the theme in textiles, fibers, paper, oils, acrylics, watercolor and mixed media. And it is free admission!

My husband, family and friends attended the lovely opening reception in February with me and we got to meet a few of the other artists. Kudos to Ann Treadwell, Program Director for the Cultural Center, for curating a beautiful exhibit.

I posted details about my piece, "Bedroom Dressings,here along with close-up photos of the materials and free-motion quilting, and the quilt stats. The piece is a collection of orphan quilt blocks, an unfinished embroidery, a vintage dresser scarf and a lace-edged pillowcase, appliqu├ęd and free-motion quilted.

And here are a few pictures from the opening reception. They don't do justice to the art, so go and see the exhibit in person.
Watercolor of antique dolls dressed in fancy dresses
by Virginia Urani
"Dinosaurs dressed to Express" their inner feelings
knitted by scenic artist, Evie Durant
Left: "Kimono Collage" cotton fabric, paper by Bailey Earith
Right: "Party Time" oil on canvas by Jo Ann Bracey
"Is this the dress?" and "Dancing the night away" oil on linen by Barbara Brogdon
and a handmade evening gown, 1960s, by Frances Price Johns.
Larry won one of the door prizes—a bottle of wine—and I got to wear my reconstructed Tablecloth jacket that I created in a "Garments: Deconstruction/Reconstruction" workshop with Angelika Werth last year. It was a delightful evening all around!
My piece, me wearing my Tablecloth jacket, and my husband, Larry.
A list of the participating artists:
"Dressed" exhibit.
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