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The ART of it ALL opens to large crowd at SHY RABBIT

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts opened The ART of it ALL to a large and enthusiastic crowd on Saturday.

Several of the exhibiting artists were in attendance to meet visitors, traveling in from all parts of Colorado and New Mexico, and from as far away as Virginia.

Viewers commented:

“Really fabulous show! The work is so incredibly diverse and really well crafted.”

“Thanks so much for putting together this amazing exhibit! It is wonderful to see work from all over the country.”

“This is truly a fantastic show! One of SHY RABBIT’s best to date!!”

“I plan on coming back soon as there is just so much to see, and I need more time to study each and every piece.”

“I really enjoyed seeing the range of work on display. You must do this again!”

This groundbreaking national juried exhibition will continue through Dec. 31.

A Call to Artists working in all media was published nationwide earlier in the year, resulting in entries from artists residing in 26 U.S. states, as well as Canada, U.K., Taiwan and Lebanon.

Juror D. Michael Coffee carefully selected 98 pieces by 48 artists, representing 18 U.S. states and Canada.

The range of artworks on display includes: collage, digital, mixed media, paintings, sculpture, prints, drawing, photography, assemblage, ceramics, fiber and glass, among others.

Artworks are traditional or nontraditional in theme, and run the gamut from folk to fantasy, contemplative to playful, and from baroque to minimalist. They are constructed of such diverse materials as wood, glass, plaster, plastics, paper, concrete, metals and feathers.

The inclusion and thoughtful blending of fine art, craft and, in some instances, function, is at the core of this expansive exhibition, opening the door to a much wider display of individualized interpretations of various art forms.

For a full list of all of the exhibiting artists and states, 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.  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 is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at no charge. Visitors are welcome to tour this premier contemporary arts venue at their leisure, taking in all that SHY RABBIT has to offer.

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

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