A collection of doily-inspired art
San Diego CA— St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center will present Strung-Together, a collection of doily-inspired art, at Sophie’s Kensington Gallery located 4168 Adams Avenue. The show will run from January 6th – 27th, with a public reception at the Kensington Gallery on January 6th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Strung-Together celebrates the doily, a sweet hand crocheted home accessory made popular in the Victorian era. Sophie’s ceramic artists used vintage doilies to make an impression in clay pieces. This technique adds a beautiful texture on wall hangings, bowls and plates. Kensington’s guest artist, Chris Michael, is a business owner and artist in Alpine who also appreciates the art of the doily. Her breath-taking Gypsy Dreamcatchers are fashioned using vintage doilies, feathers, beads, recycled fabrics, silk ribbon and lace. Inspired by Native American art her dreamcatchers have a Hippie-Victorian blend. Also on display are hand-painted repurposed cabinet doors by Sophie’s painting department.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center serves more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures.