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Rags to Riches at USF Tampa’s Centre Gallery

Posted by admin on  February 13, 2018

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The capitalist market system often exploits workers. This observation is particularly relevant in regard to the “rag trade,” as those in the field refer to the fashion industry. Betsy Orbe Lester explores fashion, the ultimate disguise, as she questions the dichotomy between the well-heeled and shoeless Joes and Janes. Fashion her trigger, she seeks cultural icons: embedding meaning in, and from, the media, to lock in her reality. Her current mixed media work appropriates Vogue

Riches, Rags, and the Quest for Beauty — Rose Marie Prins and Betsy Orbe Lester

Posted by admin on  January 9, 2018

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Closing Reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9 p.m.     Call (813) 974-5464 for more information Artists’ Statement The capitalist market system often exploits workers. This observation is particularly relevant in regard to the “rag trade,” as those in the field refer to the fashion industry. Betsy Orbe Lester explores fashion, the ultimate disguise, as she questions the dichotomy between the well-heeled and shoeless Joes and Janes. Fashion her trigger, she seeks cultural icons: embedding meaning

Scenes from My Fall Mixed Media Workshop

Posted by admin on  November 8, 2017

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The Fall Mixed Media Workshop was a full day of art, creativity, and conversation in my studio and on my back deck in the still lush surroundings of my garden. Our morning started with introductions over tea and coffee on my back deck.  After discussing the ways the word “fall” is used (as in free fall, fall in love, fall from grace, etc.) we did a warm up exercise in which we paired with a

Mixed Media Workshop and Creativity Retreat

Posted by admin on  September 20, 2017

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  Mixed Media Workshop: Embracing the Fall Workshop participants in my studio Dear Friends, Many of you are celebrating! The summer vacation is over and your children or grandchildren have returned to school after a long, hot summer. It will be a few weeks before we can enjoy the cooler weather here in Florida BUT we are relieved to have survived Hurricane Irma. And now is the time for us to plan for cool weather activities. On

May News

Posted by admin on  May 23, 2017

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What a busy month it has been! I have had three opening receptions: one for my solo exhibition and two for group exhibitions. Rose Marie Prins: Sanctuary, East & West at Studio@620 opened during the Second Saturday ArtWalk on May 13, with an informal artist’s talk. The work I did at the Sanskriti Kendra, an artist retreat near New Delhi in 2016/17, is included. The closing reception will be Friday, May 27, 6-9pm, and the exhibition will