Through the Gate…, by Boni Suzanne Gelfand

Through the Gate… A Collection of Textile Collages

May 4 – May 30, 2022

About the Artist: Boni Suzanne Gelfand

Every piece of my art is unique and original! Using a pair of tweezers and long sticks, I gently maneuver each tiny piece of material onto my drawing. It is done like a mosaic. The colors and materials speak to me; and then I begin. Having degrees in Art, Interior Design, and a lifelong passion for fine fabrics, the idea of collage just came naturally.

The materials that I use were all discards from various upscale design showrooms (Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Europe). Splendid and sumptuous, I use European silks, Thai silk, raw linen, passementerie, artisan-crafted wallcover, crushed glass, antique pearls, glass beads, vintage sequins, abalone, mother-of-pearl, etc.

For over forty years I have been a travel agent, and traveled extensively. Travel informs my work greatly. As seen here, my travels in the Middle East and India all play a role. Perhaps my art will entice you to travel to these lands.

I am a long time member of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. Find me on Facebook and LinkedIn.

If you are interested in reaching out to the artist, please contact Boni Suzanne Gelfand at (216) 650-3200 or

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