Meet Marlene Glickman
Clearwater based artist Marlene Glickman has been creating with fabrics for over forty years. When she was a young girl, her mother taught Marlene to sew, while it was her father who provided insight into the fabric industry.
Marlene is recognized for her signature “Color Series: Day by Day-Pieces of Life” artwork consisting of twenty-six panels with 365 fiber collages (12’ x 7’) in 13 colors from the color wheel. One of the prominent artworks from the series was acquired by the US State Department for the permanent collection of the American Embassy in Sudan.
Marlene’s work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally, and published including in Quilting Arts magazine. Marlene is also an educator who loves to share with others the wealth of knowledge and experience that comes from her decades-long journey through fabric, dyeing, collage and 3-dimensional designs. She has taught workshops in silk dyeing and collage around the country and has a Silk Dyeing DVD. Marlene has helped numerous community groups, abuse shelters and public schools in creating art, comfort quilts, and hand-dyed silk scarves.