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‘The Chair’ continues at SHY RABBIT

SHY RABBIT is pleased to continue “The Chair” through Sunday, Sept. 18, featuring 25 new paintings and drawings by Pagosa Springs’ artist Karl Isberg.

This long awaited one-person exhibit opened last weekend to a large group of enthusiastic local and out-of-town visitors who provided it with rave reviews.

Isberg has exhibited work over the course of nearly four decades, beginning with his first major showing in 1973.

At that time, and until 1986, he taught courses in the Department of Philosophy at Metropolitan State College, including Aesthetics, Philosophy and the Arts, and Humanities Through the Arts.

In the ’70s, in Denver, Isberg was part of the creation of an alternative contemporary arts scene. With the late Kip Farris, he owned 1418, one of Denver’s first galleries of the era.

Among the artists shown at 1418, besides Isberg and Farris, were Daniel Luna, Mondo Jud Hart, Roberto Luna, Mark Dickson, Gene Matthews, Jean Schiff, Frank Sampson, Donna Ciccone, Margaret Neumann, Jerry De la Cruz, and Martha Daniels.

Additionally, the gallery hosted two “Alternative All-Colorado” shows.

Isberg and Farris also painted a series of large murals on structures in the Denver area, including the notorious New Heritage Building and the Outhouse Drug Treatment Center.

Isberg was also the director of the Art Reach Inc. Artists in Residence program in the Denver area.

His paintings and drawings are included in private and corporate collections, including the Amoco Oil Co., the City and County of Denver, Logical Data Systems, Inc. and the American Red Cross.

To read more about what the artist has to say about this unique series of paintings and drawings, visit

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts; Gallery, Studio and Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive; two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard, west of the City Market complex.

SHY RABBIT houses a fine art gallery and working ceramic studio, two mixed-media workshops and rotating exhibition spaces.

SHY RABBIT is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at no charge, and evenings by appointment.

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

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