“Growth” at Dunedin Fine Arts Center

I sure had fun attending the opening reception for “Growth”, in Dunedin, FL.  It was held at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.  It’s a beautiful facility with TONS of activities.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

This is the view as you first step into the gallery.  Impressive, right?  It’s hard to tell in this photo but the walls are a very dark and deep blue-green.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

The piece front and center was made by Susan Rienzo. All pieces were made by Florida members of SAQA, and specifically selected for this exhibit by juror Pamela Allen.

Working around the room, these are the first pieces you come to.  Starting top left and going clockwise, they were made by Patricia Turner, Cathy Daffinee Heeter, Susan Lumsden, and Becky Stack.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

Artists were asked to interpret the theme of growth in a variety of ways: urban, social, personal, organic, etc.  I think the juror did a great job  including a wide range of pieces.

Starting top left and going clockwise, the pieces below were made by Karol Kusmaul, Patricia Turner, and Suzanne Evenson.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

This piece was made by Barbara Watler, and was created entirely by stitching.  (All HAND stitching, I think.)

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

Check out this detail shot. Amazing, right?

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

The left piece below was made by Loree Jackson.  The two on the right were made by Bobbi Baugh.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

And here’s mine, on the left.  Top to bottom, the two pieces on the right were made by Susanna Hotchkiss and Pamela Morris.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

Here I am with my piece Dancing Toward the Sun.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

Thus far I’ve only shown you about 1/3 of the pieces in this exhibit.  More to come in future posts.

Ellen Lindner
P.S. I’d love it if the artists shown would comment on this post and tell us more about their pieces, (including titles.)
P.P.S. There’s a lovely catalog for this exhibit, featuring all the pieces.  Purchase info.

8 Responses to “Growth” at Dunedin Fine Arts Center

  1. cindy michaud June 27, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    And I hope Bobbi Baugh weighs in….I think I went to Stetson with her and would love to know more about her art at this point. Even tho I am in NC it would be nice to reconnect electronically. Lovely virtual visit Ellen, thanks….and I could have picked yours out a mile away.

    • Ellen Lindner June 27, 2017 at 10:50 am #

      Glad you enjoyed it, Cindy! Bobbi is a talented artist and she also created our exhibit catalog for us. I’ll forward your comment on to her.

  2. Eleanor Levie June 27, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

    whatta vicarious thrill! Thanks for the quilting adventure.

    • Ellen Lindner June 29, 2017 at 10:23 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed it, Eleanor. I have more to show, too!

  3. Susan Cross July 1, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    I live a couple of miles from the DFAC and have enjoyed their current showing and will go back several more times. I saw your piece immediately and felt as if I recognized it. It was exciting to see that it was your piece and inspired me to go home and get out the piece I had done in your workshop and never quite completed. I am working on it now. You are a great artist and I’m lucky to have studied with you. Hopefully I will do so again. Or perhaps online.

    • Ellen Lindner July 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

      Thanks, Susan! You are very lucky to live near such an extraordinary facility. They have a lot of really cool stuff going on!

      Hope to cross paths with you again.

  4. Constance Lee July 3, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

    Ellen, I really enjoy your gallery art show review,s, as I have been busy with costume design, regional theatre, runway shows and fiber art installations. I really miss quilting and you bring it to me. Soon, I will make the time! It quiets my SOUL. THANK YOU! Constance Lee

  5. Ellen Lindner July 4, 2017 at 10:58 pm #

    Hi Constance,

    You sound both busy and creative! I’m glad you’re enjoying the posts. I’d love to see some of your costumes.

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