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The Independent Space in Kutztown will host the “Materials Hard and Soft” art exhibition, featuring the works of a Kutztown husband and wife, beginning Friday, Oct. 12.
“Materials Hard and Soft” will include the “soft materials” art of fiber artist Dianne Vottero Dockery and the “hard materials” ceramic art of her husband Ken Dockery.
Dianne has been a practicing artist most of her life, and has focused on creating fiber art and mixed media collages for the past 20 years. Her work has been included in numerous art exhibitions throughout the United States, and her “Red at Night” art quilt was recently awarded “best of show” at Fiber Celebration 2012. She was a professor in the Communications Design Department at Kutztown University before her retirement.
Ken began working with clay after his retirement from full-time work as a human resources professional. He uses the hand-building process to make functional and non-functional ceramic pieces. Two of his creations were included in the Vanity Fair exhibition at the GoggleWorks in Reading earlier this year.
Ken and Dianne are residents of Kutztown and members of the Independent Space.
“Materials Hard and Soft” will begin on Friday, Oct. 12, with a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. open to the public. The exhibition concludes on Friday, Dec. 7.
Other events, including a fiber and collage workshop, are planned in conjunction with the exhibition. Dates will be announced as plans are finalized.
Located at 19 East Main St. in Kutztown, the Independent Space is a member-supported collaborative community arts space supporting local arts, independent music, film, and community.