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Our new art show

“Maybe we are all cabinets of wonders.” 

Brian SelznickThe Invention of Hugo Cabret

Poster art for The Box Factory exhibit by Douglas La Ferle

It’s often said that married couples eventually start to resemble one another. While I’m not sure that’s true of the two of us, Doug and I have noticed many common themes in our artwork. Anyone who visits our home studio agrees that our pieces, grouped together, look as though they were plucked from a very quirky cabinet of curiosities. 

So we’re very excited about our first joint art exhibit opening this weekend at The Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, MI.

The Problem with Conformity by Cindy La Ferle

The title of our show, “Curiouser and Curiouser,” was inspired by a favorite quote from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. As longtime collectors of found objects, ephemera, and other curiosities, we both enjoy finding unique ways to use these treasures in our artwork. Whether we’re crafting kinetic sculptures, altered books, or mixed-media assemblages, we like to think of our work as creative recycling. 

The show runs through September 22, and was featured in today’s edition of The Herald-Palladium.    ~Cindy La Ferle

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Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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