Jayne B. Gaskins Artists’ Reception

Gaskins' art is done with a needle and thread, blending, overlaying and interspersing colors; show opens in Fernandina

Jayne B. Gaskins Artists' ReceptionJayne B. Gaskins Art will be on display at the Seventh Street Gallery during the hours of the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market, 9:00 am to 1:00 PM, on Saturday February 15th and Saturday, February 22, 2014.

The show is called Invitation to Imagine, a one-woman show introducing the extraordinary art of Amelia Island resident Jayne B. Gaskins. Each piece, meticulously created, is a marriage of two diverse mediums: modern digital photography and textile art, one of the oldest known mediums. How she combines the two is a process Gaskins calls “fiberography.”

Gaskins accomplishes with a needle and thread, blending, overlaying and interspersing colors to create the subtle hues, textures and realism that a painter does with a brush. Portions are heavily “painted” to achieve this painterly effect. Literally, Gaskins is painting with thread. The effect is a photo-realistic image with a heavy relief. You, the viewer, will hardly be able to resist touching a piece. It looks so real. Is feeling believing?

The Seventh Street Gallery is located at 14 South 7th Street in downtown Fernandina Beach, FL (across from LuLu’s Restaurant).

As this is a historic property, it is not handicap accessible. Call (904) 432-8330 for more information.

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