Saturday, January 19, 2019


FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM PRESENTS Donna Dodson: Zodiac February 2 – May 19, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 3, 2:00 – 5:00 pm


Donna Dodson: Zodiac Zodiac presents acclaimed woodworker Donna Dodson’s two sculptural series referencing all 24 animal characters associated with the Lunar or Chinese calendar and the Sun signs of Western astrology. With such charming creatures as a lion, a bull, a ram, a penguin, a beaver, and a falcon, Dodson’s carved wood menagerie is sure to delight and inspire audiences of all ages.


Donna Dodson has been carving images out of wood for nearly 20 years. Her sculptures explore feminine beauty and evoke humor and playfulness but also grace, power, and emotional strength. Her unique vision responds to the relation of animals to the human spirit that have existed since ancient times. Her figures are almost always female and range in size from intimate to larger than life. She has been honored with solo shows nationwide for her artwork. In addition, her monumental works have been exhibited internationally in sculpture parks and art museums.


In 2011, Dodson participated in the Verbier 3D Foundation’s Artist Residency and Sculpture Park in the Swiss Alps. In 2015, Donna participated in a residency in Cusco Peru at the Escuela de Bellas Artes that culminated in an exhibition at Museo Convento de Santo Domingo Qorikancha with the Boston Sculptors Gallery. In 2016, she had her first solo museum show of “mermaids” in 2016 at the New Bedford Art Museum. In 2017, Dodson's solo show Zodiac began a national tour.


 The following exhibitions are also opening at Fuller Craft Museum on Feb 3rd from 2p-5p:
Felt: Fiber Transformed
Elizabeth Potenza: “Look up,” she said, “there is more color than you ever imagined”
Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists
Tom Kiefer: El Sueño Americano – The American Dream

I will be speaking about my work in the Tarlow gallery from 3p-3:30p.

Update: Robert Whitcomb covered this story for New England Diary on Jan 7, 2019, Sculptural signs of the zodiacSampan covered this story on Jan 14, 2019, Donna Dodson presents Zodiac at Fuller Craft Museum, Feb. 2 to May 19. Holly Camero covered this story for the Beacon Villager on Jan 23, 2019, Zodiac, by Maynard sculptor, opens Feb. 2. Scott Reedy covered this story on Jan 30, 2019 for the Metrowest Daily News, WINTER ARTS PREVIEW: Here’s the cure for cabin fever. John Carroll covered this story for Campaign Outsider on Feb 11, 2019, Dead Blogging ‘Donna Dodson: Zodiac’ at Fuller Craft. On March 13th, The Patriot Ledger covered this story, "At the Fuller, ‘Zodiac’ celebrates women through wooden sculptures."

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