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ART | "So Called Ladies"


Rochester-based artists Saundra Ehman and Beth Bloom are the creative minds behind Gallery Q's latest exhibit "So Called Ladies," curated by Jamie and Alice Carver-Kubik. Most of Ehman's works are detailed pen and ink drawings with paisley patterns and bright colors, reminiscent of adult coloring books. On the back wall is a fiber and mixed-media "soft sculpture" that explores her own aging female body, as well as a soft sculpture of a mother and child. Both aim to show the feminine figure in its true, beautiful form. Bloom's mixed-media series, "Cowgirls, Vamps, and Other So Called Ladies," explore feminine power and beauty through found photographs and sculptures she decorates with colorful beads, sequins, feathers, and yarn. The images literally pop off the wall.

Gallery Q (100 College Avenue) is open Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit closes July 27. For more information, call 244-8640 or visit