Abundant creativity fills Donna Fay Allen’s display with works of alternative process photography, jewelry, altered objects and art dolls capture your attention.
In July, Donna’s work includes 12-15 innovative 3D art dolls, themed in black and white. Music and words individualize each piece. Many of the dolls incorporate altered porcelain heads, arms and legs. Sculptured heads top other dolls. Body parts include found objects like birdcages, old tins and lamp parts. These dolls are an extension of her Paper Art Doll kits of fairies and mermaids. “I always liked to play with dolls, and this work is just an excuse to be a kid again!”
Her one-of-a-kind jewelry exhibits Allen’s talent of combining materials in a unique way. ”Much of my jewelry is designed to feel more like personal talismans or magical objects. I have also begun to venture into the “fine art” jewelry arena using both sterling silver and fine silver in addition to bronze, copper and brass.”
Donna’s knowledge of archaic photographic processes has led to the creation of distinctive photographs and prints.
“Summer Brights” is the theme for Jayne Smoley’s jewel of a glass show.
Whether it’s utilitarian or decorative, each of Jayne Smoley’s glass pieces is unlike any other piece. Layering glass and firing the pieces at very high temperatures fuses vibrant colored glass into her geometric-shaped art, line, color and shape being key elements. You’ll find a medley of hanging designs, plates, bowls, plates, sculptures, trays and starfish. Her glowing pendants are dichroic eye-catching jewelry. As the light touches her creations, they come alive.
Illuminate your world with a variety of wall-sconce lamps and night lights that may create subtlety or brilliance, in addition to being a sculpted art piece. Ask about her custom work. All of her gorgeous work goes through a process of layering and firing at high temperatures up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. The art may be removed from the kiln, cold worked, powered then returned to the kiln, taking several days to complete.
Jayne is a member of the Oregon Glass guild. Her work is found in many private collections throughout the US, Australia, Canada and has been exhibited in Bend, Portland and Eugene as well as in Florence.
Help us celebrate their art during their reception, July 12, 3-5pm.