BAYarts: All Dressed Up

The Dress Says It All

July 5 – 31

Curated by Denise Stewart

Sullivan Family Gallery

A woman’s dress is an extension of herself: another skin. The Dress Says It All is a celebration of women artists, individually responding to the “dress” in form and words. The exhibit originated with the theme of the LBD—the Little Black Dress, that must-have staple in most women’s wardrobes. That idea grew into a much more interesting prospect when author Erin McKean’s book, The Secret Lives of Dresses, came to our attention. In McKean’s novel, dresses speak of their own experiences. This led me to consider having artists write a “story” from the voice of their dress, rather than the traditional artist statement.


The exhibit’s range of technique and approach is as varied as the fabrics and styles available in a department store, thrift shop, or the back of our closets: paintings, prints, textile, sculpture, photography and film: each piece with its own unique story. Contributing Artists are Fran Belkin, Christi Birchfield, Liz Maugans, Sarah Curry, Jessica Pinsky, Marilyn Dolence, Judy Takacs Pendergast, Christi Gray, Arabella Proffer, Leslie Edwards Humez, Chloe Stites, Margaret Kimura, Anna Wallace, Sally Matia, and Rebecca Wilhelm.


The Apron Covers It

July 5 – 31

Dianne Boldman Gallery

10 women artists create their interpretation of the apron. Artists: Moira Beale, Julie Cikra, Mary Deutschman, Sarah Graca, Kate Oulton, Diane Padrutt, Erin Schechtman, Mary Ann Sedivy, Andrea Serafino, Erin Stack



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Summer 2013 exhibits

The Dress Says It All

July 5 – 31

Opening reception 7 to 9 pm with music by Free Advice, in the Sullivan Family Gallery


The Apron Covers It

July 5 – 31

Diane Boldman Gallery



BAYarts PNC Summer Concert Series*

June 7 Chris Allen

June 23 Austin “Walkin Cane”

July 5 Free Advice

July 14 Wallace Coleman

July 28 Up & Comers

August 9 Burning River Ramblers

August 11 HeBGBz

August 18 The Show Goats


*all concerts are 7 – 9 pm. Free

Open Mike Nights


Art & Music Festival

June 15th 10 – 4

Affordable art, great food

On stage: Umojah Nation

Free admission & parking


Bay Arts

28795 Lake Road

Bay Village, Ohio 44140



Summer Hours

Mon-Sat 9 – 5

Sunday noon- 5