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Denise Toney's "Behold in Textiles" Art Reception to Open at The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

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The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Members' Committee presents Denise Toney "Behold in Textiles" OPENING ART RECEPTION! Saturday, February 29th, 2020.

According to Toney, she salutes the time-honored arts of sewing, quilting, découpaging, and paper crafting with African fabric as the base medium.

"I love color, and I also have a special affinity for floral and butterfly-laced textiles. Earthtones that are reminiscent of the colors that I grew up with within my home dominate my art. All of my arrangements are extremely calculated, contrived, and deliberate.

I take great care to make sure that the prints, design scales, and textures of the fabric complement one another. I feel like I “paint” with the medium of fabric like a painter paints with his or her paints.

Many of my fabrics are imported from African marketplaces and as an avid collector, some of the fabrics that I use have a long and sometimes royal history to them. Most of my Pieces contain vintage, limited-edition, retired fabrics that are no longer easily available today" according to Toney.

Officials say the event will happen from 2 PM-4 PM at The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Ann’s Place Gallery 68 Elm Street · Summit, NJ · 07901.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest institution dedicated exclusively to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art and has been recognized as a leading arts institution for 85 years.

Please RSVP for the "Behold in Textiles" Opening Art Reception via this Facebook event, Denise L. Toney's inbox, DM on Instagram @denisetoneydesigns,, or text.