School 33 Art Center


“An Ordinary Life”

04/03/2015 - 05/30/2015
“An Ordinary Life”

School 33 Art Center welcomes “An Ordinary Life,” a solo exhibition from textile artist Diane Getty.  The installation is on display in the Members’ Gallery from Friday, April 3 through Saturday, May 30, 2015.  A free opening reception takes place Friday, April 3, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  School 33 Art Center is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 1427 Light Street.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

Getty has always treasured fabrics and random found objects.  Within her work, items of little or no inherent value to others can mean a great deal.  Every knick-knack and fabric swatch in her vast collection has its own significance and history.  Combining and manipulating these mementos helps her to reflect upon past experiences and her reactions to them.  As she experiments with materials and memories, Getty hopes to express all the joy, wonder, sadness, and confusion in an ordinary life.

For Getty, textiles offer an almost unlimited range of possibilities—they can be cut, frayed, slashed, drawn, painted, stitched, printed upon and embellished.  She honors quilting traditions in her own way, although her own definition of fabric collage has no set rules or patterns.  Her works incorporate a myriad of fiber techniques, from creating her own hand-painted textiles to using commercially printed cloth, and from freehand machine stitching to hand embroidery, to name a few.

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, hands-on workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 Art Center is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions.  School 33 Art Center is the proud recipient of a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.

For more information on “An Ordinary Life,” call 443-263-4350.