Dolls & Other Works by Dawn Schabner at Gillette House

Women Sharing Art member, Dawn Schabner is having a solo exhibit of her oil paintings at the BAFFA Art Gallery in the Gillette House, 47 Gillette Ave, Sayville. 631 589 7343.

The exhibit will be up June 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, 2015. The artist’s reception is on June 20 from 5 -7 pm. On the other dates, the gallery will be open from 1 – 5 pm and by appointment (631 589 2482).

The central focus of the exhibit is paintings of the doll she had as a little girl – a doll she rarely played with, because she would rather be painting or playing outside. When her father died, her mother came to live with her and her husband. Her mother had the doll with her. Dawn put the doll in her studio and one day, when she was getting ready to go to an artists’ retreat, she saw the doll and took it with her. For several years, she gave the doll the attention she never had as a girl.

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