‘For the SMALL of It’ at
SHY RABBIT, holiday hours

“For the SMALL of It” will be on display at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts through the holiday weekend beginning Friday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This show is free and open to the public.

This expansive group exhibition opened Saturday evening to an energetic crowd and continues through Saturday, Jan.17. SHY RABBIT regular gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.

“For the SMALL of It” features nearly 100 finely crafted, original works of art that will encourage us to slow down and contemplate the small things by fifteen local, regional and nationally recognized artists.

These artists were invited to submit works small to them, relative to their normal workings, for inclusion in “For the SMALL of It.” These works were to represent or embody the characteristics of their larger work, only in a scaled down version.

The highly diverse selection of artworks on display includes sculptural and functional ceramics, paintings, limited edition woodcuts and etchings, monoprints, and photography.

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.

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.

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. For more information on “DIALOGUES,” please visit www.shyrabbit.com/Exhibits.html.