Dembowski Family Works Exhibit
November 21 – January 4
Join us for the Dembowski Family Works Exhibit!
Opening Reception is November 21 6-9 PM
Bottle Works celebrates the photography career of award winning artist Bill Dembowski, along with the acclaimed fibers artwork of his late sister, Dorothy Sheridan, as well as the artistic influence that flows throughout their family.
Bill Dembowski is a local award winning photographer who began his pursuit of photography as a fine art at the age of 13, after converting a corner of his bedroom into a darkroom. His favorite genres are landscape & nature; still life (often bordering on the abstract) and man-made structures; all predominantly in the classic form of black & white prints. Bill’s most recent works can be seen 4 or 5 times a year in exhibits sponsored by local art groups.
Dorothy (Dorie) Sheridan
Dorie Sheridan’s fiber sculptures and silk paintings have been awarded and featured in regional exhibits including Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s Biennials, resort boutiques, the 1982 World’s Fair, galleries in New York City and Philadelphia, and represented by Christine Fréchard Gallery in Pittsburgh. They’ve been commissioned by celebrities including Mrs. Arnold Palmer and former First Lady Nancy Reagan. They are collected by U.S. Foreign Ambassadors, as well as so many other admiring patrons. Dorie was inducted into Bottle Works’ Artists Hall of Fame.
Marcene, daughter of Dorothy Sheridan, has had work commissioned by U.S. Members of Congress, which hangs in museum and university permanent collections, federal courtroom and congressional library. It has been implemented into Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Education Program. Her arts outreach programming has benefited at risk and incarcerated youth, and individuals with severe mental and physical challenges. Marcene is painting for exhibits in New York City, Italy, France, and Japan. She is on the Leadership team of Women’s Caucus for Art New York Chapter, a non-governmental organization to the United Nations.