The Mobile Arts Council at 318 Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile will be hosting “Flowers & Daggers,” an exhibition of fairy tale inspired art works by Sara E. Morales and Haley Franklin.
Sara will display ceramic wall sculptures that explore the history of specific fairy tales. Haley will display portraits of fairy tale characters painted on wood.
Regarding her sculptures, Sara says: “The power of fairy tales is timeless, although the details of the stories have strayed through the ages. My work shows five of these stories in the contexts of their earliest publications. I have interpreted their timeless themes through ceramic and mixed media sculptures.”
Regarding her paintings, Haley says: “The paintings for this exhibit showcase heroines and other characters from traditional fairy tales. The posed characters are made up of graphite drawings, acrylic paint, and ink on wood. Artistic liberties were taken with the design of each character, all of which are posed like snapshots from their stories. These long told tales are considered in the contexts of modern society's unusual standards for physical beauty. Make up, unnatural proportions, unrealistic hairstyles, ornate clothing, and the loss of childhood qualities are all concepts that every person faces in fashion and media.”
The exhibition will be open from May 1st to 31st, from 9am to 5pm. A reception will be held on Friday, May 11th from 6pm to 9pm, during ArtWalk.
The Mobile Arts Council
318 Dauphin Street
Starting: May 01, 2012
Ending: May 31, 2012
Start Time: 6pm
End Time: 9pm
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Dress Code: No
Parking Fee: No
April 11, 2012 07:06pm