July 11, 2012 art show, news, Uncategorized

Tonight in San Diego!

“EXTINCTION: Gone By Way of the Dodo” a collaborative pop-up art show by Susie Ghahremani and Irene Stone.
July 11 – July 18, 2012
Reception Wednesday, July 11th at 6pm
The Blind Lady Ale House
3416 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
(Show runs during San Diego Comic-Con)

Our collaborative project aims to harmonize both form and subject by using a virtually “extinct” craft to revive extinct animals. For the show, cross-stitched portraits are handcrafted by Irene Stone based upon original drawings & paintings by Susie Ghahremani of extinct and endangered animals. Original animal drawings rendered in pencil and gouache are displayed alongside the uniquely crafted pieces.

Some of the extinct and endangered animals portrayed, in addition to the dodo bird, include the chinese river dolphin, t-rex, thylacine, wooly mammoth and the norfolk island boobook owl.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/318286148263675/
Yelp event: http://www.yelp.com/events/san-diego-extinction-gone-by-way-of-the-dodo-opening-reception

Both events will take place at the Blind Lady Ale House in the side room, 3416 Adams Ave in Normal Heights.

Susie & Irene are friends who share a love of many things. The collaboration was the result of many long conversations over tea about two of their favorite subjects: animals & making art.

Susie Ghahremani is an award-winning illustrator based in San Diego, CA. Her love of nature, music, and textiles come together in each painting and illustration, made with the detail and soul of a crafter. Find her online at http://www.boygirlparty.com/

Irene Stone is a marketer by day, a stitcher by night, & obsessed with her dog Buster all the time. You can see more of her work at http://www.etsy.com/shop/irenejoy