Each year the Big Easel brings out an exceptional collection of artists. Each artist is vetted before their work appears at the event in River Ranch ensuring a selection unlike any other around these parts. And this weekend a preview of the very best of that event will be on display at Lounge Gallery downtown thanks to the discerning eye of curator Jeffery McCullough.
“This show features work by 53 artists who are part of the 2013 Big Easel … including paintings, photography, jewelry, and 3-D sculpture. Each Big Easel artist submitted three pieces and I curated the show by selecting what, I think, is the best piece by each artist,” according to Jeffery.
The reception is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Lounge Gallery (behind Tsunami and Lounge) and Jeffery is accepting appointments March 11 – 14. The gallery will also be open for April Art Walk on April 13.
Big Easel is May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Town Square at River Ranch. Thursday afternoon as artists arrived at Lounge Gallery we got a sneak peak at some of the pieces ready for display. They were as varied as one might imagine from the muted and abstract to landscape and boldly vivid work. We haven’t seen them all, but I would be disingenuous not to admit that a certain piece captured my eye — the Brooke Wilke Hoogendoorn. This may be the first I’ve seen of her, but looking at that piece I’m confident it won’t be the last.
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