SHY RABBIT opens ‘Portraits’ exhibition March 14

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts proudly announces the opening of “Portraits,” March 14-April 18.

An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, March 14, from 5-8 p.m. Several of the artists will be in attendance.

“Portraits” will feature a wide range of unique portraiture works by D. Michael Coffee, Colorado, prints; Sarah Comerford, Colorado, paintings; Mike Frick, Arizona, paintings; Shaun Martin, Colorado, paintings; and Maureen May, Colorado, mixed media.

This highly anticipated invitational portraiture exhibition will also feature “From the Photo,” a special portrait project comprised of photography, paintings and mixed media collage by Ivy King and Karl Isberg, of Colorado.

A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.

A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.

The works on display in this eclectic exhibition often blur the boundaries of conventionally accepted definitions of a portrait. Some are introspective, reflecting the maker’s image and characteristics as viewed and expressed through their own personal and private lens.

Other pieces might be perceived as more commentary in nature, portraying fictional or real personalities filled with stories and life experiences that may or may not have been theirs to tell.

Whether real or imagined, these “portraits” will inspire wonder in the viewer. Some might even see a glimpse of themselves as though looking through a mirror, or the high level of creativity at hand might simply entertain them.

SHY RABBIT’s current exhibition, “Interim,” will continue through Saturday, March 7, featuring a wide selection of finely crafted work by nine SHY RABBIT emerging, established, or nationally-recognized gallery artists.

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.

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SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts proudly announces the opening of “Portraits,” which will run March 14 -April 18. An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, March 14, from 5-8 p.m. D. Michael Coffee’s print, “Naysayer’s Requiem,” is featured on the show announcement cover.