A Visit to Sharon Frazier's Minature Doll Houses in Alexandria, VA!
Yesterday, I attended the African American Arts Meet Up Group led by Sharon J. Burton of Authentic Contemporary Art at the Alexandria Virginia, Black History Museum. If you recall, I blogged about the Miniature Doll House show about a month or so ago. Well, I finally had a chance to check it out and what a wonderful exhibit is! Sharon Frazier a local doll enthusiast and artist, along with her carpenter Linwood, created several doll houses and other community iconic buildings celebrating the history of Black Alexandria, Virginia, her family and history.
Let me tell you the photos I posted do not do justice to this wonderful exhibit. These miniature doll houses and miniature dolls were just simply amazing! She had a gas station, a church, a log cabin for the Buffalo Soldiers, a barber shop, a beauty salon, a medical center, a school. There was so much to see and the detail on these were just simply wonderful. Once we showed up, Sharon Frazier happened to be there and we had a chance to chat with her about her creations and what inspired them. Sharon was very modest about her wonderful creations. However, we encouraged her to take the exhibit on the road with her.
If you get to Alexandria, Virginia before the end of the month- Please visit the Alexandria Black History Museum and check out Sharon Frazier's Miniature Doll Houses before the exhibit closes at the end of January.
I am an emerging self taught doll artist who is learning how to improve my craft. I started doll making 3 years ago and stopped due to entrepreneurial pursuits. Now with the help of my mentor Francine Haskins, I am beginning the craft again with much more vigor and interest. Please share this journey with me.