Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The 2016 Annual Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale

Dolls by Brooklyn Dollworks Valerie Gladstone and Pamela Ekkens

Press Release shared by Fern Gillespie:

The 2016 Annual Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale
Showcases over 400 Unique Black Dolls and Holiday Ornaments on
Saturday, December 3 at Dwyer Cultural Center

New York, NY--(November 16, 2016) – New York City’s top Black doll artists will be showcasing and selling over 400  amazing, handcrafted dolls on Saturday, December 3  at the annual Morrisania Doll Society’s 2016 Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale at the Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue at 123rd Street.  Show hours are 11 AM to 7 PM. Admission is free.

“This show is about community and creativity. This is the only doll show in New York City that features such a wide variety of top Black doll artists. The artists have created incredibly beautiful sculpture and cloth Black dolls. Many are one of a kind dolls and highly collectible,” said Ellen Ferebee, president and founder of the Morrisania Doll Society, based in Harlem. “Visitors are always awed by the outstanding level of craftsmanship evidenced by the doll artists. There will be handcrafted dolls to fit every budget from $10 to $1,000.”

The Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale will features a range of fabulous Black dolls by acclaimed artists. On site will be Brooklyn Doll Works by Valerie A. Gladstone, named one of America’s top doll artists. Shaquora Bey will have her sophisticated soft sculpted dolls. Shirley Nigro will feature her eclectic line of miniature to life-size cloth, sculpture and even origami dolls. Joyce Stroman brings her original dolls with clay sculptured faces and cloth bodies. There’s Rita’s Art Dolls from historic periods. Unique Christmas ornaments by Goldie Wilson, who is renowned for her cloth and porcelain dolls.  Kellan Waverly will have one-of-a-kind Kels Mini Mansion Dollhouses.  Tanya Montegut has soft sculpture Dolls by Montq. There are dolls by Judanna Cavallo, Regina Dorsey and Queen Healer. Sophy Davis and Caressa Sheppard have cloth soft dolls. Angela Huggins has Angel Hugs 4 All Dolls. Terry Jenoure features soft all fabric dolls.

For almost 25 years, Ferebee has been collecting Black dolls. She has over 150 rare Black dolls in her personal collection. “The Morrisania Doll Society is an information conduit that brings Black doll collectors and artists together,” she explained.  “This show is a wonderful opportunity to get to know the doll creating and collecting community. The public is invited to the elegant Dwyer Cultural Center to look, learn and purchase.”

The Morrisania Doll Society was formed to bring together doll collectors and doll artists and to help preserve the history and culture of African-American doll making.  It has produced doll events since 2000.

For more information on The Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale, please visit www.morrisaniadollsociety.com or email: morrisaniadollsociety@gmail.com.


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Fern Gillespie

(This notice will also be placed under the Doll Events tab of this blog and my sister blog, Ebony-Essence of Dolls in Black.)


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4 comments:

  1. Ooh, this sounds like a great doll event. I wish I could attend! I just know that they will have so many beautiful dolls.

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    1. Yes, it does sound fabulous, GG. The artists mentioned here all create amazing one of a kind dolls.

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  2. Thanks, this sounds like a great event. I'll pass this info along to my cousins who are in New York.

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    1. You're welcome, Maricha. Thank you for passing the show info along to your cousins in NY.

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