The LONA Gallery invites you to a new exhibit, "The Art of Dolls" celebrating Black History Month. The Main Gallery will feature two of Atlanta's most accomplished Designers and Doll Artists, Patricia Coleman-Cobb and Martha Dudley. Also featured in our Studio Gallery will be Ethiopian art on loan from Hanatzeb, the first Ethiopian art gallery to open in the city of Atlanta.
Both exhibits will be on display at The LONA Gallery February 1st through March 9th. Hours are Sun 12:00-8:00pm, Tues-Sat 12:00-8:00pm (Monday by appt only)
About the Artists:
Patricia Coleman-Cobb - A Gwinnett resident, is the award-winning designer and creator of The Cobblestone Collection, a stunning array of handmade, sculpted, and soft sculptured figures. Coleman-Cobb's work has won numerous prizes and awards and has been featured in galleries, magazines, newspapers, books, traveling exhibits, and television. The collection has received enthusiastic response from the public, with serious collectors from across the globe seeking these one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces, prized for their soulful and expressive characters. Each one is personally handcrafted by Ms. Coleman-Cobb.
Martha Dudley - The 2006 Mrs. Georgia winner, is a Fabric Doll Artist with more than 20 years experience in fabric arts including quilting, doll making, beading and fashion design. Having honed her skills in the fashion industry, Dudley's passion is dolls and doll design. Her work has been published in a variety of print media and featured in numerous exhibits and competitions including the United States tour of the Hoffman Fabric Challenge in 2010. Ms. Dudley works her magic with fabric, baubles and beads to create drop dead gorgeous dolls, each one a magnificent Diva in her own right!
Anteneh Girma - Owner of Hanatzeb Gallery says that "one of the objectives of the gallery is to introduce Ethiopia's still undiscovered, but incredibly talented artists to the world." You'll witness the rich and ancient history of Ethiopia come alive, reflecting the vision and imagination of its brilliantly talented and creative artists. Hanatzeb Gallery's mission is to announce to the world in general, and to the art loving community in particular, that this east African country has more to offer than coffee and very good distance runners. These artists give us a complete picture of Ethiopia--from ancient churches and monasteries to the crowded city streets; from the patriots of famous battles to the hills and valleys of this ancient land.