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“Fish Out of Water” Opening Night
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"Fish Out Of Water" Curated by Belinda Hanson

Liberty Arts celebrated “Fish Out Of Water” opening, featuring 11 artists spawned from CSU Chico 2011 MFA Program.

On a splendid evening in late October, Liberty Arts Gallery welcomed friends, guests and family to celebrate the opening of a wonderfully diverse and compelling exhibition, Fish Out of Water. The show was curated by Belinda Hanson, a 2011 graduate of CSU Chico’s MFA program. Hanson enlisted 10 of her fellow grads to round out the show.

Checking Out the Floor Piece

This trio responds to Belinda Hanson’s floor piece, “Scratching The Void.”.

Kim the Evil Pumpkin

With Halloween a week away, and the final Yreka Art Walk of the year taking place, art walk organizers encouraged revelers to dress like any Tim Burton character. The always-game Kim Presley was one of the few who got the memo.

Trio Chats

Several of the artists made it to the opening, including Sandi Escobar (right), but a few of her cohorts were M.I.A.

Miller and Rife

Candace Miller and Jon Rife converse in front of a photo by cell-phone photographer, Elizabeth Newman Kuiper.

Neon Conversation

An elated Ruby Rudnick, who has several realistic, detailed ink drawings in the exhibit chats in front of “Hermaphrodite,” by Crystal Keesey.

Duo Views Art

These young ladies discuss an intriguing, minimalistic paper piece by Jennifer Linnea Daly.

Familiar Friends

Liberty Arts loves our Superpatrons, including Sue Rothwell (left) and Nancy Meredith (right), who attend every opening without fail.

Sturdivant and Meek

Executive Director of Siskiyou Arts Museum, Lauri Sturdivant (left) discusses some serious business with Connie Meek.

Convo Clusters

Visitors convene for clusters of conversation throughout the evening.

Viewing the Work

Guests react to the fun photographic work of Trevor Lalaguna.

Meyers and Presley

Birthday boy Lewis Meyers (who shares a birthday with Pablo Picasso), and Liberty Arts’ Executive Director, Kim Presley, get ready to cut the cake.

Burton Bday Cake

The Tim Burton-esque cake was designed and baked by Wendy Wallace of Montague, CA. It was so spooktacular and creative, it was almost too difficult to cut…

Let Them Eat Cake

…almost. Let them eat cake!!

Liberty Arts extends hearty thanks to our friends, patrons and art walkers who continue to make our opening receptions so much fun. As always, we appreciate your support!

Fish Out of Water runs through: Saturday, November 30, 2013.

Liberty Arts Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

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Top Featured Image: “Fish Out of Water” curator and artist, Belinda Hanson (in white blouse) receives kudos from a friend.

Photos and Text by Nikolas Allen, author of art marketing book, “Death To The Starving Artist

One Response

  1. Awesome! thank you. 🙂