Friday, January 4, 2013

Hearts & Flowers exhibit in Pasadena Jan. 26

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the "art" of romance is on view at The Folk Tree in The 26th Annual Hearts & Flowers Exhibition from January 26 – March 2, 2013. The public is invited to the opening reception and to meet the artists on Saturday, January 26, from 2 – 6 P.M.
Love and its symbols are the focus of this show, which features work in all media by approximately 70 artists, including several jewelers.  Pieces on view range from small scale decorative and whimsical objects to more emotionally-charged works reflecting both positive and negative aspects of love. 
Folk art from Mexico and elsewhere is also on view, including paper flowers, repousse hearts cut from tin, and figurative ceramics (Mexico); and hearts and wall reliefs made from recycled oil drums (Haiti).
Some show highlights are: paintings by Shari Beaubien, Lisa Cook, and Katrin Wiese; ceramics by Beverly Crist and Johanna Hansen; fiberwork with handstitching by Ulla Anobile, Sumi Foley, and Mavis Leahy; prints by Eva Armisen and Jesus Cruz; and mixed media work by Kathi Flood and Denise Braun.
About twenty jewelry designers are also represented.  Their materials include sterling silver (Rone Prinz, Lynn Leatart), enamel (Suzanne Kustner), seed beads (Anthe Wosczyna, Lucia Preciado) and semi precious stones (Bibiana Abello, Ellen Dinerman).
HEARTS & FLOWERS XXVI is an exhibition for the romantically inclined, offering an eclectic blend of fine art, contemporary crafts, and traditional folk art.
The Folk Tree is located at 217 South Fair Oaks Avenue (just fifteen minutes from downtown Los Angeles, off the end of the 110 freeway and minutes walking distance from the Del Mar Gold Line Station). Hours are: M-W, 11-6; Th-Sat, 10-6; Sun, 12-5.  For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at 626/793-4828 or call The Folk Tree at 626/795-8733.

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