Please note the new address for this website: http://gwendolynholbrow.com
First professor of Barbiology? On Friday, May 3, I gave a lecture on “The History and Art of Barbie” to Professor Marjorie Pechet’s English Composition class at Framingham State College It was fun, and well received, and I look forward to doing it again.
Today my sister Katie and I received the silver medal for our miniature garden from the Massachusetts Horticulture Society. Look, it has our pictures on it:
That’s Katie standing and me seated, holding some of the plants for next year’s garden. Is that cool or what?
Here’s the garden, called The Queen’s Croquet-Grounds:
Thank you to Pam Coates for lending us her dwarf schefflera.
Got a nice mention for Landmine Barbie Contemplates the Shoe She Will Never Wear Again from art critic John Greenwald in the Lowell Sun. He says she’s ingenious and shocking. Thank you, John!
The is proving very popular, and is now available from the Cambridge Art Association, the Danforth Museum School Gift Shop, or directly from the artist,
Daycare and The
Barbies of Calais, will be spending April 26-May
19 at the 565 Boylston
Street, Boston, in the show Individual Concerns. Both are certainly expressions
of my individual concerns: The Barbies of Calais compares the sacrifices
that women make to raise children and to be “feminine” with the more “masculine”
sacrifice made by the burghers of Calais as represented in Rodin’s famous sculpture. Another doll
piece, Affordable Daycare, critiques the American lack of respect for
both children and those who care for them (women).
May 9, 2002