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I am very excited to announce that the Strange Dolls studio is relocating. The new location is across the street from a positively quaint funeral home and a few doors down from a beautiful old cemetery. What could make it better? My new location will be in a renovated church.

A local web company, Earth Logic, recently purchased the building and is renovating it into their company base – as well as creating studio spaces for artists and designers. They retained all of the architectural elements with a few incredible enhancements like a game room/theatre room, a full blown kitchen with espresso machine, and now a little dollmaker and all of her sacrilegious imagery and statuary.

While the building has been a Masonic temple and a Unitarian Church at one time, the Baptist denomination spent the majority of their time there. Now, I grew up a Southern Baptist preacher’s kid. The irony is not lost on me.

I am heartbroken to be leaving my family of friends at SPACE Gallery (where I have worked for 6 years!) but with a private place to create I will be at SPACE to play. I will also continue to show work at SPACE Gallery and – of course – the Art of Horror will continue to take place each year.

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FOR ONE WEEK ONLY

STUDIO SALE ONLINE

Special new bone dolls as well as reduced prices on dolls, jewelry, prints.

Purchase from this page: www.strangedolls.net to take advantage of all sale prices.

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STUDIO SALE

Friday, Feb 6
5:30 – 9:00 pm
(during First Friday Art Walk)
&
Saturday, Feb 7
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Reduced prices on all dolls, jewelry, prints and some supplies.

The Strange Dolls studio is currently located within
SPACE Gallery
266 Pine Street, Suite 105
Burlington, VT 05401
thru the end of February, then I am relocating to a new studio space. Details soon!

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Lankton is a huge inspiration for me as a doll artist and I was really delighted to have the opportunity to see the retrospective this month at Participant Gallery.

Her life is just as fascinating as her work and I so appreciated that the curators reflected the importance of both in the exhibition. The center of the gallery held the collection of doll work in acrylic cases so you could examine them from every possible angle (thank you curators!!!). Surrounding the work were gorgeous fashion photos of Lankton – the way she wants us to see her, combined with horrific and very intimate sketchbook tear sheets about the process of sexual reassignment surgery, and 2 small video installations: one hilariously frivolous, the other incredibly dark and imbued with a heavy political sentiment.

My favorite touch were the curio cabinets that lined the back walls, filled with mementos from her life.

Resources:
participantinc.org
Greer Lankton Wiki
New York Times review of the show

Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is the best harvest time for me. I am no cook and do not know what to do with a bird carcass when it involves eating. However, I can turn that entire carcass into a work of art.

Had the pleasure of a Friendsgiving this year and reaped the benefits.

If anyone has any bones left from Thanksgiving – I want them.

And yes. I have a Fight Club fridge.

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Krampus Gifts

You really need a Krampus plushie, hand made by friends in the dark and cold Northeast, to further dampen your holiday spirits and scare children.

$25

The perfect gift for your favorite metal head.

Buy It Now>>

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I am obsessed.

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