Barrett at Babycakes Cafe!
Babycakes Cafe sponsors Barrett Art Center by providing a premier exhibit opportunity at their popular and upscale gathering place and eatery on the circle at Raymond Avenue near the new Vassar College Bookstore.
on exhibit now....
Penny Dell ~ Printmaker
July 28 through September 28, 2015
Babycakes Café 1 Collegeview Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York
Penny Dell is a printmaker who enjoys making woodcuts, etchings, and monotypes and many combinations of these. “The Invasives" is a recent series which features real plants as a point of departure-- invasive, non-native, species such as Bittersweet vine, Ailanthus (the tree that starred in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"), Garlic Mustard ("Eat it to Beat it"), Water Chestnuts, and others. Strikingly beautiful in their own right, many were prize specimens in specialty gardens before they bolted. Look for them on your next walk in the woods... Dell studied art at the Triveni Kala Sangam Akademi in New Delhi as well as other art centers. For many years she taught printmaking, transfer processes and cartooning at the Old Church Cultural Center in Demarest, as well as the Art Center of Northern New Jersey in New Milford. Additionally, she has presented many workshops in the metropolitan area, including the Hunterdon Museum of Art, The Printmaking Council of NJ, and the Rockland Center for the Arts. From 2005-2007 she served as President for the National Association of Women Artists, an organization now 125 years old serving 850 members across the nation, and she continues to serve on their Governing Board. She has been honored with residencies at the Woman’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale and the Vermont Studio Workshop.
FOR MANY INVASIVE SPECIES, THE ARSENAL OF SURVIVAL STRATEGIES INCLUDES COOL MARKINGS AND INTRIGUING FORMS, A POINT OF DEPARTURE FOR MY PRINTMAKING
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE PESKY, BUT DECORATIVE, SPECIES THAT HAVE INSPIRED ME WITH WONDER:
- BITTERSWEET --- Native to Eastern Asia, Bittersweet is easily located all over New England as it has grown wildly out of control on roadsides, and can even be seen engulfing abandoned buildings in some areas. There is a high probability that you have a bittersweet source very close by. READ MORE....
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