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.