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Online Art Exhibit/Artist Reception
LOCAL>> Sydne Bortel
Fiber artist is featured in January at Dance Palace online gallery
Virtual Artist Reception:
* Sunday, January 24, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
* January 1 – 31
Sydne Bortel is excited by deeply saturated colors as well as the quieter, subtle Japanese inspired work.
Her inspiration for many of the quilts includes themes of nature, cultural and social issues, working with young school children in English language learners elementary school classes, travel, Japanese fabric and art, workshops, classes, other quilt artists, and the fabric itself. Cotton fabric predominates in most of her work, with cotton and other fabric in her appliqué.
Sydne began quilting in 1982, 11 years before retirement in 1993 from her long clinical social work career. Her hope at that time was to pursue more contemporary quilting techniques and move from traditional quilting to art quilting. Quilt size varies and now all are machine quilted with occasional hand embroidery.
She is a qualified quilt judge. Volunteering with Marin AARP Experience Corps, she tutors first graders mostly from immigrant families who live in San Rafael’s Canal area and has worked with the students to create quilts in the classroom.
Artist Reception with Sydne Bortel
January 24, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Join fiber artist Sydne Bortel as she discusses her artistic process during her virtual art reception. This online event, organized by the Dance Palace Art Committee, will feature a conversation with the artist discussing several pieces, followed by a Q&A session.
Online registration is required; space is limited; registration ends 30 minutes prior to event start. One registration is good for all those watching on a single device; registered attendees will receive an Eventbrite email with the Zoom link 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the program.
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