Thursday, March 10, 2016

POAC Triple Threat Exhibit - LittleBig

Time to take a look at the non-fiber art in the Triple Threat Exhibit. The theme of LittleBig encouraged artists to enter a really big piece along with one or more really small pieces and packed the second level balcony with paintings, sculptures and other media.

See more of George Rickert's work at

Some artists had more difficulty with this concept than others. Going really small is not as easy as one might think!

Dow Jones by Denys Knight

Nor is going really big for some. I was thrilled to see a new group of work by a favorite artist of mine, Denys Knight. But she too didn't show much range between this her largest piece (maybe about 11 x 14) and the smaller framed pieces next to it. But each piece showed her mastery of manipulating metal, as in the piece I purchased last year. Her grouping was in a very dark spot, alas, and this photo taken with a flash and doctored on the computer hardly does justice to the piece.

The rest of these are just ones that caught my eye. Dan Carpenter specializes in this type of painting, very popular in our area of woods and hunting.

The only artist featuring charcoal, Mary Berryhill impressed with her "Working Hands". Click on the picture for a larger version to see the details and read her statement.

At the time I took this photo, the signage wasn't up for this artist so I don't know who painted these. They were so different from anything else on this floor, so much brighter, and leaning toward pointillism. A close look reveals the texture she achieves.

The final segment of the Triple Threat was provided by a POAC sponsored student art program called Kaleidoscope. What an impressive sight to see this wall on the main floor covered with masks!

That's pretty much the exhibit - EXCEPT I have saved one special piece to highlight in its very own post. Check back soon! 


Charlton Stitcher said...

What an impressive show, Sheila. I've so enjoyed all your posts. In this one, Mary Berryhill's 'Working Hands'and george Rickerts' wood sculptures most impressed but that first view along the wall shows how much else there was to relish. Very many thanks for sharing.

The Inside Stori said...

The variety and quality of the work in your exhibit is simply wonderful…….and the space is to die for!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Glad that you've enjoyed "seeing" the exhibit. I am ever amazed at the talent in this little burg - probably around 10,000 people including the several even smaller towns within a few miles. There is quite a bit of mediocre to pretty good work, but there is also some actual world-class work by artists who have chosen to make our area their home. And to have a venue like this - well, the support in this town is just stellar and the deciding factor in choosing it as my home when I moved back to the area back in 2006. I am blessed!

Yes, those hands! They really stood out on that wall which was otherwise pretty standard landscape painting faire. I was so impressed with the detail - that crack in the thumbnail!

George has been on the annual studio tour so I've gotten a chance to talk with him and see his "studio". Oh my, it is just the old single car garage on the back of the lot to which he has done very little to fix up. Poor lighting and so small considering he works with such large pieces. You literally stumbled over various things he was working on and some of his tools. If you just peeked inside you'd never guess such beautiful work comes out of what looks like your dad's tool shed.