Current Featured Artist
Dragonfly Leathrum, Dragonfly Art Studios
Little Things Matter is a show of stained glass works and paintings on skateboards by Newark artist Dragonfly Leathrum. Besides working as a stained glass artist, Dragonfly is known for her painted car and her contributions to the Newark mural scene. A professional artist for over twenty years, Dragonfly's work varies in subject matter and materials, but always carries a sense of humor and fun.
Her latest works reflect her current interest in homesteading and self-sufficiency. "I'm always looking for a kindred spirit in my audience. I paint things that I'm interested in and that make me happy. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to find another soul that says, 'Hey I get that, I think that way too, those things make me laugh too.' That's why I make art today, shared happiness and connection."
About Alternatives Museum Store
Alternatives Museum Store at the DCCA is an eclectic retail gallery featuring an assortment of mixed media and precious metal art jewelry, innovative ceramics, fused glass and porcelain serving ware and sculpture, matted prints and photographs, original artist-designed cards, lino-cut prints and collage, and a variety of fiber art including hand-printed linens, ties, scarves, and bags. You will also find exhibition catalogs both past and present and art inspirational books, toys, and art supplies for all ages. The DCCA's Alternatives Museum Store was the recipient of NICHE Magazine’s 2009 Best Museum Store and a 2010 NICHE nomination.
Works by regional and national artisans make up the collection of functional and decorative handmade items that have been individually selected for quality and innovative design as well as each artist’s contemporary approach. Each artist-made item is either one-of-a-kind or limited-production. The store is an ever-evolving space where a selection of regularly displaying artists are enhanced by featured artist shows, national juried exhibitions, and curated work by top-level collegiate programs highlighting a variety of craft mediums.
To have your work considered for store display, contact Retail Manager Terry Foreman for more information.