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“Shared Space” Debuts at STLCC-Wildwood

March 23, 2016

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Husband and wife artists John and Carolyn Dyess will show their work at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood’s Gallery of Contemporary Art March 28-April 29.

The exhibit, titled, “Shared Space,” features photographs of New York City that have been digitally manipulated and abstracted and fabric arrangements or “fabrications.”

The Gallery of Contemporary Art is located on the third floor of STLCC-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive. Gallery hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. In addition, the community is invited to meet the artists at a reception slated for Thursday, March 31, from 4-5:30 p.m.

About the Artists

The Dyesses collaborate on many projects from their home studio in Eureka, Mo. The couple also works individually with clients and manufacturers according to their needs.

John is a career painter, illustrator, photographer and teacher. He combines his traditional painting and drawing skills with digital techniques in many of his finished pieces.

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His paintings and photographs have been represented in numerous local and national shows, including the South Shore Art Center in Chasset, Mass., the National Parks Service and more than 30 shows at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.

Carolyn is graphic designer and teacher with a background in print design. She started working in fiber and fabric a few years ago. She enjoys creating what she calls “fabric arrangements” or “fabrications.”

With these creations, some pieces are along the lines of small art quilts, some have dimensional, stuffed, trapunto-like areas, and some are stuffed and wired shapes arranged in a container or wall sconce.

She has received several awards for her work, including an Advertising Federation of St. Louis Flair Award in Sales Promotion and a Strathmore Paper Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding use of the graphic arts in effective communications.

For more information about the Dyesses, click here.