Barbara Glab - "Spectacular Quilts From Traditional Blocks"
March 16 - April 29, 2018
As a young child in Europe growing up in Poland, I discovered my interest for not only collecting dolls but sewing clothes for them. This interest developed into designing wardrobes for myself and later for my two daughters. This hobby, borne out of necessity, matured to a lifestyle of working with my hands in the needle arts: knitting, embroidering, cross stitching, and traditional rug hooking. As I became more proficient with needle and thread, my interests grew to quilts, where I directed my energies to designing and creating them. My natural instincts were stimulated and enhanced as I progressed with greater skills becoming more advanced in technique and developing a personal creative style. The work I produce is a personification of my lifetime of input. I am inspired by the traditional quilts and hence all of my quilts are beautifully finished by Amish hand quilting. Scrappy quilts are comprised of many fabrics, personally hand selected based upon fiber content, texture, color, pattern and size and by what is appealing to my senses.
My professional associations and artistic collaborations began in 1990 with the Northern Star Quilting Guild of Somers, New York. My work has been exhibited many times at the Guild’s Annual Quilt Shows, and at several other venues.
Gina Lombardi Bratter "Bowls & Paper" March - April 2018
Gina Lombardi Bratter (a.k.a. Gina Lombardi—see Who’s Who in Art) works from her studio located in Dobbs Ferry, New York. She gained international acclaim and achieved considerable success as the artist who westernized and modernized the ancient art form of Batik. In addition to her extensive number of original works, she printed limited edition lithographs at the American Atelier, as did Erte, and Marcel Salinas (personal chromist for Picasso). Many of Gina’s paintings can be seen in movie and T.V. productions (e.g. The Karen Carpenter Story, The Seduction of Joe Tynan and As The World Turns, etc.). The scope of Gina Bratter’s artistic expression has expanded through the years into the areas of lithography, sculpture, pen and ink, watercolor, gauche, fashion design as well as jewelry & accessory design. Her feeling for color has led to commissions, which vary from fabric designs used on contemporary furniture and draperies to those utilized in original designer fashions.
Currently, Gina Bratter is enjoying a personal renaissance. This surge of new creativity is dynamically inspired by a New York life style, along with frequent trips to her native Italy. More active that ever, she shares her fashion design talents through teaching and is constantly working in and exploring with various media to fully express her visions.