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About the Artist

Francie Allen (Bellingham) makes figures of dancers, lovers and athletes in wire netting and paper pulp, often lighting them theatrically to create environments of shadows. She enjoys collaborating with dance companies to perform within her sculptural spaces. Although she was a sculpture graduate student at the UW School of Art during the 70’s, Allen attributes her greatest learning to Joan Skinner, renowned head of the Dance Department. After running her own production studio for garden sculpture for over a decade, in 2003 Francie relocated to California to reinvent herself artistically. She moved back to the Pacific NW in 2009.

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