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Posted by admin | Posted in What's New! | Posted on 07-08-2011

Feneex Boutique & Gallery and Francelise Dawkins were recently featured in the Times Union’s online blog, Home Decor, by Eliza DeRocker:

“Beekman Street in Saratoga has a number of shops worth visiting, Rena’s Fine Flowers and Mimosa Gallery. I also have written about the Front Room Gallery, which is a newer boutique. Toward the end of the street, the shops include Feneex Boutique, where designer Francelise Dawkins displays textile collages, prints, and local artists such as Martine Choquet of Gloversville (originally from France), and artist Chris O’Connor’s jewelry and glass beads. I was most impressed with Francelise’s textile collage titled “Gift of the Mangrove, which represents all things related to the Underground Railroad. She has sewn together pieces of fabric that depict the fields and animals encountered by the people who escaped in search of their freedom.”



Gift of the Mangrove was one of several works displayed at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY in April. Francelise was among several artists invited to create and exhibit textile works of art in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary Conference on the Underground Railroad Movement, held at Russell Sage College. This year’s conference theme was “Abolishing Slavery in the Atlantic World: the ‘Underground Railroad’ in the Americas, Africa, and Europe and its relationship with us todayA Fresh Interpretation of an Old Story”.

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