C’ville Arts presents a dual exhibit of original collages and hand knit children’s sweater sets by our talented member Diane S. Goodbar. The opening reception will be held on Friday, October 7th, from 6 to 8 p.m. during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday event.
Diane Goodbar has been knitting for 57 years and started Heart Rushes more than a decade ago as a line of hand-knit baby and children items. Recently her granddaughters, (Mia and Izzy) and Diane decided to collaborate. They came up with the Little Hands, Big Hearts collection of sweater and hat sets. Mia and Izzy design the sweaters and hats by drawing a picture and specifying colors and then Diane knits their artwork. The hangtag label on each sweater is a reduced print of their original drawing. They are very excited to offer you this imaginative, high quality line of wearable artwork.
The exhibit will also feature Goodbar’s innovative collages. Each piece of the collage is hand-cut using razor-sharp scissors, then glued together to form the picture. There are no digital enhancements. She creates her collages much like a jigsaw puzzle, playing with light and shadow, and adding quirky elements of surprise. Diane also offers custom collages and at your request, she will create a collage that reflects individual style, hobbies, and interests. She can design and make that “perfect picture” to fill a particular space in your home or office.
For custom orders or other questions about her work, you can contact Diane via email firstname.lastname@example.org.