Saturday, September 25, 2021

Holiday Marketplace Spotlight: Sydney Gruber and Dawn Photography

Preview Soirée Friday, Dec. 1, 2017,  6  – 9 p.m. Exclusive, ticketed pre-shopping event featuring a party with a silent auction and drinks.
Marketplace Hours Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017,  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Profits of benefit the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media. This is a premium holiday marketplace/show being promoted regionally and nationally to our audience of 1.9 million unique readers over this past year!

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Sydney Gruber, Sydney Gruber Art, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

Sydney Gruber is a full-time studio artist working out of Kentuck Art Center and enjoys being a part of this modern-day art renaissance. She creates abstract meditation paintings, both large and small, through layers and attention to detail. Sydney identifies as an art alchemist, rejuvenating found objects and giving them new life in the home décor variety—she offers mugs, candles, chessboards, mirrors and other one-of-a-kind works of art. 

Check her work out here:

Dana and Robert Dowling, Dawn Photography, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Dana Dowling is an artist whose primary focus is natural light photography. By exploring landscapes from various angles, times of day and different light, she investigates the dynamics of lighting and its effect on landscape, including the manipulation of these effects and the limits of spectacle. While presenting a factual reality, an illusion of a softer, warmer and more welcoming landscape is presented much like we find in our imagination. 
Several hundred of Dana’s images have been published in online magazines, used to created a custom clothing and accessories line, and they are sold at shows throughout the Southeast.
Robert, Dana’s husband, handles the mounting of the images for Dawn Photography. His unique process of mounting the image directly on wood and layering it to give the focal point higher definition creates beautiful one-of-a-kind items.

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