Cutesy but not Cutesy:
June 1 through August 1, 2012
Wilmington, Del. - 31 May 2012 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts features the work of Diane Koss of Cutesy but not Cutesy June 1 through August 1, 2012. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 1, 2012, 5 - 9 pm. The press is invited to attend the feature opening during the Art on the Town reception from 5 to 9 pm on Friday, June 1, 2012.
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About the Artist
Diane Koss is the founder, creator, and designer behind the plush toy company Cutesy but not Cutesy, based out of the Philadelphia metro area. Her work can be found in various galleries and shops throughout the country
|Image: Diane Koss, Mascot|
and at arts and crafts fairs all along the East Coast.
About the Exhibition
Diane Koss (Westmont, NJ) of Cutesy but not Cutesy uses sewing and creating as a way to pay homage to her grandmother's hard work in hand stitching clothing and quilts. It allows Koss time to reflect on the disappearing tradition of the handmade. Her monsters allow her to add a contemporary twist on a long-standing tradition. Each monster is an extension of herself and her creativity. "I have always wanted to see my monsters come to life. I imagine them having all kinds of expeditions around the world that I may never get the chance to have myself. They are parts of me that are able to travel to places I never will." They are adventurous creatures and deserve to be released to all corners of the earth!
About Alternatives Museum Shop
Alternatives Museum Shop at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) is an eclectic retail gallery featuring an assortment of fine art jewelry, dazzling glass, artfully designed wooden objects, innovative ceramic vessels, hand-printed and bound papers and books, and a variety of wearable fibers for men and women of all ages. Alternatives Museum Shop was a recipient of NICHE Magazine's Best Museum Store in 2010.
Works by regional and national artisans make up the collection of functional and decorative handmade items that have been individually selected for quality, innovative design, and for each artist's unique approach to his or her craft. Each artist-made item is either a one-of-a-kind or a limited production item. In addition to carrying work by its core artists, the shop is an ever-evolving space that is enhanced by regular featured artist shows, national juried exhibitions, and curated work from top-level collegiate programs, highlighting a variety of craft mediums.