Dorie's Village

Fiber art by the late Dorothy Sheridan


August 3 - 23, 2019

A FREE opening reception will take place Saturday, August 3rd, from 1 to 3 PM, with an artist talk and Q&A with Dorothy's daughter, Marcene Glover, at 2 PM.

Dorie Sheridan’s sculptures have been awarded and featured in regional exhibits, including the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s Biennials, tourist boutiques, and the 1982 World’s Fair. They’ve been commissioned by celebrities including Mrs. Arnold Palmer and former First Lady Nancy Reagan. They are collected by U.S. Foreign Ambassadors, as well as so many other admiring patrons. Dorie was inducted into Bottle Works’ Artists Hall of Fame, and was represented by the Christine Fréchard Gallery in Pittsburgh.

Dorie painted and sculpted silk into intriguing characters that have a universal appeal. Her work is mostly figural, with references to animal forms. The richness of her dyed silk is complemented by the semiprecious gems and found objects she incorporated. Dorie has developed layering techniques that combine fibers with binders, giving added depth.

Dorie’s collections of Village Folk, Spirit Guide Dolls, Empresses, Vessels and Royal Knobbies are graced with humble charm, mystique and whimsy. They strike a familiar chord in a personal way to each viewer, evoking cultural richness, spiritual renewal, and/or making our hearts smile. The people Dorie portrayed are not meant to be recognizable from one particular time or place. Rather, they are for all of us to relate to, and feel connected.