If you’re near Melbourne, FL you’ll definitely want to stop in at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, where “Gabriele DiTota: Fabrications” is currently on display. Gabriele is a friend and a wonderful fiber artist. She creates intriguing art quilts and amazing art dolls.
Here she is at the opening, looking poised and welcoming.
I think you can see that she use often uses black paint in her work.
Her work was very popular at the opening, but I managed to get a few photos.
The piece on the left, below, was the Best in Show in last year’s “100% Pure Florida” exhibit. In addition to a monetary prize, she won the right to have this one month solo show. Isn’t that a great prize?
Gabriele did a very good job staging her dolls with her quilts. And aren’t they intriguing?
(Yes, she dyed the fabric above, shown under the chair. She’s got skills!)
One of her most interesting dolls is one that riffs off Little Red Riding Hood.
This is the tag explaining it.
Isn’t she creative?
However, my favorite of Gabriele’s dolls is “Mosely Miner,” who just happens to be in front of my favorite quilt, “Locked in Love.”
Aren’t they wonderful? Gabriele is especially good at telling a story with her work.
Here’s a close up of Mosely. That nose!
I hope you’ll get to see this exhibit, which is on display through July 1st.
Ellen Lindner – who runs with some talented ladies!