Art and Gifts
1019 10th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205 941.744.1333
Closed for the Summer on July 2 and Reopening on October 7 for a New Season of Art
Meet the Artists at First Friday Receptions from 6 to 9 PM
Hours Thursday - Saturday 11-4 and by Appointment
The Nostalgia and Creativity of Buttons and Scraps to Create Art ...
Ruth Glover Warren is a reuse artist who has been creating from reclaimed materials since childhood. Following the example of her ever-resourceful parents, she began making Christmas ornaments from scrap materials in grade school. Ruth created her first scrap quilts in her teens, and has worked with scrap fabric in some form or fashion ever since.
Ruth studied Communication Arts at Marist College and worked at IBM Corporation and IBM United Kingdom in a variety of public relations, marketing, and information development positions. She began volunteering at The Scrap Exchange, a nonprofit creative reuse arts center in Durham, NC. In addition to helping sort and process donated materials, she was able to put her marketing and communication skills to good use. She was promoted to Marketing and Promotions Manager. Ruth continued to develop as an artist, and participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions in their Green Gallery and Cameron Gallery. She also taught creative reuse technique classes through The Scrap Exchange's Creative Classes program and Duke University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program.
Scrap fabric continues to be a major source of inspiration and she developed a technique that she calls "fabric mosaic" using even the tiniest pieces of scraps in her creations. The ever-abundant supply of reclaimed materials at The Scrap Exchange adds to the spectrum of discarded materials.
Last year, Ruth and her husband moved to Bradenton, Florida, where she is pursuing a career as a full-time artist. "I knew we had found our retirement town when we first visited Bradenton and I discovered the magic that is happening in the art world here".
JULY GROUP ARTISTS: Alfred Cianfarani, Barbara Colangelo,
Bernice Gaines, Carol Doenecke, Joan Schnuerch, Lorene Erickson,
Laura Whitlock, Scylla Liscombe, Marie Garafano,Tatiana Chaput,
Marilyn Howard Flinn, Janice Sladzinski
Photography by Kayl Perks and Polly Curran
Powertex Sculpture by Marsha DeBroske and Regine Dossche
Unique gift items, art books, prints,
July 1, First Friday Reception 6-9 PM
The Dancing Crane Gallery Awards Since 2011
Bradenton's Best Art Gallery
Bradenton's Best Small Business
Bradenton Business Hall of Fame
Enjoy the affordable high quality art prints, artistic photography and the best in custom framing at a great price! You choose the art and frame and we do the rest!
OR bring in any art for a choice of quality framing.
The parking garage on 8th & 12th is free after 6 PM and available to Village guests. The elevator is closed at 6PM so come early and park on the first level if you don't want to use the stairs.
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Fine Art Paintings
Giclée and Open Prints
Unique Art Inspired Gifts