Exhibit dates: May 30 - July 1, 2017
Fabrications, fabric art by Gabriele DiTota, continues at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. The gallery space is full of color and attitude emanating from the art quilts and dolls that spring from Gabriele's creativity. She was the winner of 2016's 100% Pure Florida. Her 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.
Originally from Northern Germany, Gabriele's grew up with a mother who was a seamstress. 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. 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 run through July 1. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne, FL. All events are open and free to the public.