Turtle Ridge announces the opening show of featured artist Mariyana Dimitrova is Aug. 5, 10 am – 5 pm. Refreshments will be served on the patio.
Dimitrova is an artist that explores natural fibers in new ways. Turtle Ridge first became familiar with Dimitrova was through her felted garments and shawls. A master felting class with Diana Boykova from Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Dimitrova’s native country), really sparked Dimitrova’s creativity. Her garments and shawls are double-sided, with completely different designs, textures and colors on each side. One shawl reminiscent of a starry night is composed of midnight blue with freshwater pearl beading, angora and merino wool. It reverses to a jellyfish pattern in ocean blue. Her explorations in natural fibers led to working with silk cocoons that she dyes with spinach, turmeric and other natural dyes. Combined with mother of pearl, amber, bone and wood these delightful pieces are unique and lightweight. Turtle Ridge Gallery/Boutique is located at 11736 Mink River Road in Ellison Bay. The boutique is open 10 am – 5 pm daily.