FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 5, 2023
From: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Contact: Cassy Combs @ 727.298.DFAC, x245
Wall-to-Wall Fiber Arts at the Dunedin Fine Art Center This Summer!
June 16 through August 13, 2023, the Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC) is delighted to present FOUR fiber art exhibits that showcase work done with fabric today from around the nation.
Support for these exhibits comes from Nancy & David Bilheimer, Michael & Amanda Bowman, Timothy & Anne Emslie, Peter & Paula Vosotas, Dr. Irwin & Syd Entel, Fox Foundation, Paul J. Mascazine & James Harper, John & Sara Kessinger, Bill & Judy Isalay, David & Trudy Little, Hancock Whitney, Holiday Inn Express of Dunedin, State of Florida- Division of Cultural Affairs, City of Dunedin, and Duke Energy. Media sponsors include Creative Loafing, Tampa Bay Magazine, and WUSF.
Hannah O’Hare Bennett: Recede
Artist, Papermaker, and Educator, Hannah O’Hare Bennett holds an M.F.A. in Design Studies with a focus on Textiles and Paper—from The University of Wisconsin Madison, WI. With a background in printmaking, Bennett’s organic mixed media works may be encountered as weavings, collages, and/or sculptures. All reflect a creative curiosity that honors the natural world through her textures, palette, and materials.
Regina Durante Jestrow: Free Form Connections
Regina Durante Jestrow is a New York-born, Miami-based visual artist of Italian-American heritage. Jestrow’s artwork explores her ongoing research of the connections between women’s history, American quilt-making traditions, and geometric design. Jestrow’s exploration has led her to develop a body of work that includes art quilts, wearables, paintings, drawings, and sculptural installations.
Kat Howard: Controlled Telling
Kat Howard’s fiber art is an intimate exploration of gender and gender roles, sexism, and oppression, asking the question: what happens to the body when it is forced to become a vessel for trauma? Her material choices range from silkworm cocoons and merino wool roving to handspun yarn, raw cotton, leather, and muslin.
Stitched & Dyed
Showcase of contemporary artists whose works incorporate innovative dye, stitchery and embroidery techniques. Artists include: Joan Duff Bohrer, Cassia Kite, Melissa Leandro, Susan Lumsden, Victoria Manganiello, Patricia Miranda, Lydia Needle, Meg Pierce, Babs Reingold and Marianne Wysocki.
All Exhibitions run from June 16 through August 13, 2023. Admission is FREE
ARTIST TALK + RECEPTION
Friday, 6/16/23, 6-7 pm Artist Talk, 7-9 pm Reception
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698