Friday, March 2, 2007

Barbed Art Exhibit - March 10 - April 8 -- Opening Gala and Live Aution March 10th

Barbed Art: Reconstructed Fashion Dolls & Action Figures
March 10 - April 8, 2007

There will be a LIVE AUCTION for all 8 Founding Artists Dolls and Stories on Saturday, March 10th, 5:00 to 9:00 pm. All proceeds go to benefit the Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CEFV).

Reconstructed fashion dolls altered in order to mount an exhibition will be the foundation for this show. All pieces in the show are comprised of one or more altered fashion dolls and/or action figures in a 2 or 3 dimensional format.

Curated by the 8 founding artists: Charlotte Black, Gayel Childress, Lynne Farrow, Laura Gallardo, Joyce Lombard, Sylvia Raz, Mary Scott and Patty Van Dyke.

These founding artists spent the last year as "Barbarians," tearing down an American icon in the name of social commentary, the upcoming exhibit, and a good cause. They worked on the dolls in round-robin fashion, each altering one doll and passing it along to the seven other artists, who took a turn adding to it. They were free to
embellish as they wished, and to add notes and even fictional story lines in journals they kept for each doll. The object is to raise awareness of, and money for, the Coalition to End Family Violence (CEFV).

Be There of Be Square!

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