“Unbreakable Girls” Debuts June 5 at Honey Salon

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"Unbreakable Girls," a new collection of gouache paintings, embroideries and quilts by Jennifer Dranttel that showcase the overlooked stories of brave and fearless women of myth and history.
“Unbreakable Girls,” a new collection of gouache paintings, embroideries and quilts by Jennifer Dranttel that showcase the overlooked stories of brave and fearless women of myth and history.

Honey Salon is proud to present “Unbreakable Girls,” a new collection of gouache paintings, embroideries and quilts by Jennifer Dranttel that showcase the overlooked stories of brave and fearless women of myth and history. Each piece details an individual tale through a modern lens, redefining traits and morals.  Bittersweet, “Unbreakable Girls” marks Dranttel’s final Bellingham collection prior to moving to pursue her Master’s in Textiles at Savannah College of Art & Design. “Unbreakable Girls” debuts June 5 during the Downtown Art Walk from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. accompanied by the artist’s mobile trailer craft and art pop-up shop NOMAD, music from PhDJ and delectable summer cocktails and cupcakes.

In Dranttel’s “Unbreakable Girls”, individual stories of women of myth and lore have been reinterpreted and newly rendered as icons to inspire and push past what society has been told women can achieve. Early studies of biology and genetics about women and their nature were quick to distinguish innate “feminine” traits of sentimentality, emotion, empathy, and nurturance. In her final Bellingham collection, the artist pays homage to those women of lore who refused to accept their lot as ‘the weaker sex.’ Dranttel’s interpretations of Atalanta’s footrace, the Tru’ng sisters’ female-led rebellion, the Three Fates’ and many more mixed media interpretations remind us that girls are bold, brash, and unbreakable.

Jennifer Dranttel has been showing artwork professionally for over thirteen years, and in Bellingham since moving north from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008. She was a founding member of Oakland’s Living Room Collective, and her first solo art show was favorably reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle. She has Bachelor’s degrees in architecture and graphic design, both of which influence her clean lines and minimalist style. Last year she and her husband (and four-year-old son Sam Edison, by proxy) launched Nomad, a mobile pop-up shop housed in a restored 1959 Mercury travel trailer. Nomad sells a well-curated collection of handmade goods from artisans all over the country, as well as an ever-expanding line of their own original products. Jennifer has been the curator and manager of Smith & Vallee Gallery in Edison since September 2014, and will be moving to Savannah, GA in August to pursue her Master’s degree in Textiles at Savannah College of Art & Design.

For more on the work and life of Jennifer Dranttel go to www.shop-nomad.com, email jd@shop-nomad.com or call 360-383-7596.

For Honey Salon media inquiries please email Shultzie Willows at shultziefay@gmail.com.

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