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Gallery is open: Tuesdays & Fridays 10am-noon and 2-4pm. Sundays 1-4pm No Charge.
Located in the Sablotskty Cultural Arts Center, Building 4
Reception: Sunday, January 28, 1-4pm Meet the Artist & Refreshments
Nancy Billings is one of the foremost quilters in Florida and returns to the gallery with a beautiful collection of new work. A New York native, she received her BFA in Fashion Design at Pratt Institute. Her movement from fashion design to fiber art was a natural transition using the same medium in new and innovative ways. In recent years Nancy has included mixed media along with dyeing, painting and many other surface design techniques. She has taught at FIU as Associate Professor of Fashion Design, was a COPE School South Volunteer Teacher, developed a Quilt Design & Construction curriculum for HS students and, as a HistoryMiami Museum Resident Artist in 2015, designed and created a wedding canopy for the museum’s permanent collection.
Refreshments before authors Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel in Russell Theater, 7:30pm
Ceramic sculpture is Sharon’s passion. She says, “Clay is a magical, complex medium that fascinates, excites and motivates me to continue its pursuit and study.” After graduating from the University of Miami with a B.Ed. degree, she later studied fine art and art history at MDC, UM and FIU. For the last 20 years, she has focused full-time on clay sculpture, participating in numerous workshops with master clay artists and continuing classes to hone her skills and find her artistic voice. An interest in human behavior and psychology as well as a fascination with people and faces led her to work with the figure in order to tell stories about the human condition – our relationships, daily struggles and triumphs, our foibles, fantasies and emotions. The South Florida environment, animals and daily life experiences inspire her and are reflected in her work. Sharon’s work has been exhibited in juried and invitational shows and at South Florida galleries.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.