Monday, July 18, 2016

Member News - Dawn Allen

Irma and Doris Go Wine Tasting
Black Birch Vineyard
August 5 to September 25, 2016

“Irma and Doris Go Wine Tasting” is a Fabric Art Exhibit featuring artist Dawn Allen. Dawn recently discussed her choice of names for her work in her blog, "As I was feeding my donkeys and horse, I was reflecting on how naming art pieces and naming animals is a similar process and an honor. That is when it came to me to name my flowers with human names rather that title them!" Sharing the name of the exhibit, the piece below is 6 feet tall and each of the leaves are named separately and will be sold separately.

Irma and Doris Go Wine Tasting

"Irma and Doris Go Wine Tasting" is a veritable garden of three-dimensional fabric flowers and foliage. You’ll want to get “up close and personal” to fully appreciate and enjoy the size, intricacies of beads and thread, and vibrancy of color in all of Dawn's creations. The cotton sateen fabrics themselves feature Dawn’s original designs—bright graphic patterns created from her own photographs of flowers and nature. Dawn’s exclusive hidden-wire technique brings each piece to life in three dimensions. Do not miss this glorious garden!

Dawn Allen started quilting and beading when she was a child. She loves creating three-dimensional fabric art—“happy art”—that brings color, whimsy, and beauty into any space. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA and at Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth, MA. Her home studio is in Westfield, MA.

The exhibit can be viewed at Black Birch Vineyard, 155 Glendale Rd, Southampton, MA from August 5 to September 25, 2016. Hours at the vineyard are 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Artist’s Reception will be held on Friday, August 5th from  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
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