Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Dollmakers II" Exhibit EXTENDED - Reception April 14th

More Art Dolls and a Short Film

Cactus Gallery is pleased to extend its "Dollmakers" exhibit through May 5th. We are very happy with all the doll adoptions and would like to find more homes for the other art dolls.

We will be featuring a few new doll artists, new dolls, and a special screening of the tale of "Callalilly" by Miss Christy Kane at 8pm and 9pm. A few of Kane's books and photographs are still available.

The reception, which coincides with Northeast Los Angeles' (NELA) Second Saturday Gallery Night, is free and open to the public and will take place on Saturday, April 14th, from 7-10 pm. For a map: www.nelaart.org

If you have a question regarding availability of work, please contact Sandra @ semastroianni70@yahoo.com or 323.256.6117.

Adopt a doll before May 5th!
Check out this short whirl of a video to see some REAL dolls and art dolls!

Doll Makers by Julian Toro Duque

Thanks Julian Toro Duque!!
Meet Christy Kane THIS Saturday

Long enchanted with the whimsical side of traditional fairy tales, artist and storyteller Christy Kane creates life size, one-of-a-kind, handmade dolls then photographs them in antique settings to illustrate her original stories. Her dolls have remarkably distinct personalities, her photographs are nuanced and richly detailed, and her stories are haunting and unforgettable. Her first book "Tales of the Sisters Kane" is now available.

With the help of the Chiodo Bros. (Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Vincent, Team America) she created a live puppetry version of her tale "Callalilly" which won runner up for Most Visually Innovative Short Film at the 2008 Baltimore Women's Film Festival. She is currently working on "Tales of the Sisters Kane Book II" and her next short film. With the help of her dolls, she runs a blog about their lives.

Kane lives in Pasadena, California. Her art dolls have shown in galleries all over the country. Christy and the Sisters Kane are featured in the latest Art Doll Quarterly, Spring 2012. For more on Christy Kane: www.christykane.com

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