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SHY RABBIT announces ‘Disparate Colors’

’SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts completes its extensive 2009 exhibition schedule with ‘Disparate Colors,’ Dec. 5- Jan. 9.

This eclectic and vibrantly colorful show is free and open to the public.

The exhibition space is currently open winter hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, and by chance daily.

When artists work with disparate colors, at random, the joy is often in seeing things come together unexpectedly. For some there are no rules of composition or color themes, but rather just the feel of the moment.

‘Disparate Colors’ features new works by: Juanita Ainsley, mixed media monoprints; Randy Au, ceramics; Debra Blair, paintings and mixed media; D. Michael Coffee, ceramics and monoprints; Denise Coffee, Cozy Head velvet tie-caps; Patrick Shia Crabb, ceramics; Karl Isberg, paintings; and Shaun Martin, mixed media.

The works on display are markedly distinct in quality or character, but also share an unexpected commonality, each combining fundamentally different and often incongruous colors and elements into compatibility.

As Patrick Shia Crabb, professor of Art and Head of the Ceramics Department at Santa Ana College, Calif., stated, “The open psyche is at full throttle.”

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts: Gallery, Studio and Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive, two blocks north of US 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.

SHY RABBIT presents four to six exhibitions annually in its expansive 4,000 square-foot arts center and gallery. Workshops are also offered regularly in ceramics and printmaking, instructed by professional artist and SHY RABBIT Creative Director, D. Michael Coffee.

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