Exhibit dates: May 30 - July 1, 2017
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery welcomes 2017 100% Pure Florida winner, Gabriele DiTota for the month of June. Fabrications will feature her beautifully organic fabric art.
Gabriele was born in Northern Germany where her mother was a seamstress. As a young child she would play around the sewing machine trying to stay out of the way of the treadle. The family immigrated to America and a new way of life.
Textiles and sewing didn’t return to Gabriele’s life in a meaningful way until she retired from the early education field. Gabriele’s art quilts have been widely exhibited throughout the United States as well as overseas in England, Ireland and Australia. Both her Art Quilts and her Art Dolls have been published in books and in magazines.
Matching seams and meticulous piecing were her first efforts in textile art fabrication, but they quickly gave way to a more organic, raw edge approach to quilting. Surface design techniques including monoprinting, mark making, dyeing, discharging and screen-printing help Gabriele create the unique fabrics she uses in her art works.
Fabrications will open on May 30 and run through July 1. There will be a First Friday opening reception on June 2 from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, Florida. All events are open and free to the public.
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935 http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com