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The Female Spirit

Opens: February 4th | 6:00PM

Closes: February 23rd | 5:00PM


Gallery Hours:

Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm

Fridays 10am-10pm


General Admission: $1 entry donation

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“The Female Spirit, All Fired Up and Stitched Down” will exhibit in the Capital Gallery and is a collaboration of ceramic sculpture and fiber art that focuses on women around the world. The essence of the exhibit is to convey the commonalities shared by women regardless of their heritage. This exhibit features the work of Linda Hoffmeister and Katty Smith, both of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Hoffmeister celebrates the “unknown women” through art quilts.

“I feel a tremendous connection to these women, there is peace and tranquility”. Smith makes both large (6 feet) and small ceramic sculptures that reflect the commonalities shared by women regardless of heritage or race. Smith says ”The inner strength and endurance of women is an ongoing inspiration to my art”. In celebration of Black History Month, a nationally traveling collection featuring strong Black Women today and throughout history will hang in the Conservatory Gallery and features quilts from the HERstory and the OURstory Collections curated by Susanne Miller Jones and juried by Lisa Ellis and Cyndi Souder. This exhibition, which features 25 quilts selected by Turner, includes the stories of Sojourner Truth, Ruby Bridges, Fannie Lou Hamer, Nina Simone, Barbara Jordan and so many more. Along with the work, the exhibit features biographies of these important women. Visitors can use a cell number connection to hear the artists speak about their choices and techniques. This exhibit is educational and celebratory of the contributions of Black Women throughout history and is featured in hardcover books published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Also featured in this exhibit is a Gee’s Bend Quilt made by Mary M. Pettway.

Ticket Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets except for cancelled events that are not rescheduled. SBDAC does not offer refunds on purchased ticket. In rare circumstances when a performance may be cancelled (due to extreme weather, artist absence, or other unavoidable situations) we offer refunds or replacement tickets for another performance.

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