‘For the SMALL of It’ opens Saturday

SHY RABBIT opens “For the SMALL of It” Nov. 22 with an artists’ reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit features works by 15 select local, regional and national artists working in different media that will encourage viewers slow down and contemplate the small things ”For the SMALL of It” features Shaun Martin’s “Alignment #9,” 11x7x1.25, mixed media.

Several of the exhibiting artists will be in attendance.

“For the SMALL of It” features works by 15 select local, regional and nationally-known artists working in different media that will encourage us to slow down and contemplate the small things.

Featured artists are: Randy Au, California; Michael D. Barnes, Illinois; Debra Blair, New Mexico; Marti Bledsoe, Texas; Denise Coffee, Colorado; D. Michael Coffee, Colorado; Sarah Comerford, Colorado; Ron Fundingsland, Colorado; Jean Gumpper, Colorado; Karl Isberg, Colorado; Shaun Martin, Colorado; Al Olson, Colorado; Brad Schwieger, Ohio; Christopher St. John, New Mexico; and Jill Sykes, California.

Artists were invited to submit works small to them, relative to their normal workings. These works were to represent or embody the characteristics of their larger work, only in a scaled down version.

Many of the artists featured in “For the SMALL of It” embraced the challenge of creating new work specifically for the exhibition that was personal to them and their working process. This work became more intimate, belonging to and characterized by their deepest nature.

Several of these artists found sanctuary in the creative process involved in working smaller, and expressed that they gained an added sense of clarity.

This remarkable group exhibition continues through Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009. SHY RABBIT gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts is located at 333 Bastille Drive, two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard  The 4,000 square foot arts facility houses a ceramic studio and fine art gallery, two mixed-media workshops, and two large exhibition spaces.

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit www.shyrabbit.com or call 731-2766.

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