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"Very Carefully" art show coming to Chase Gallery
"Very Carefully" art show coming to Chase Gallery

A new art show is making its way to Spokane's Chase Gallery.

"Very Carefully" is an art show that exemplifies art by Northwest artists who work with strong attention to detail, materials, and craftsmanship.

The featured artists are Hank Chiappetta of Deer Park, Sarah Fagan of Portland, Patty Franklin of Woodinville, and Rik Nelson of Liberty Lake. 

The exhibition starts April 3 and runs through June 27. The artist reception will be on April 4, from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. in conjuction with First Friday.

The Chase Gallery is located inside Spokane's City Hall at 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd.

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VERY CAREFULLY is an art show that exemplifies art by artists who work with strong attention to detail, materials, and craftsmanship.    

Exhibition dates:         April 3 – June 27, 2014

Artist Reception:         April 4, 5 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday.

Artists:  

•          Hank Chiappetta, Deer Park, Washington, creates woodcarvings that tell stories.  A self-taught artist who works almost entirely with hand tools, Hank began carving as a means of physical recovery from serious injury.   His works reflect his personal passion for American history, the outdoors and the craft of wood carving.  

•          Sarah Fagan, Portland, Oregon, makes beautifully rendered paintings of everyday objects. 

•          Patty Franklin, Woodinville, WA, creates mosaic sculptures and mosaic relief panels with narrative elements.   “Most of my pieces are 3D.  Conquering the complexities of a mosaic sculpture satisfies my need to build structure while the effect of the repetitive work is meditative and soothing.  With an odd desire to put things in order, I assemble materials that run the gamut of trash to gold – always keeping the primary ingredient glass. “

•          Rik Nelson, Liberty Lake, WA, creates beautiful objects that use recycled or upcycled materials - things like tin cans, soda and beer containers, popcorn tins, tea tins, cookie tins, and a host of plastic containers. His work has subjects like fish, birds and other creatures from “Small Pond.”   “We live in a small pond. Satellite images show us that. Just a blue marble with some renewable resources but most others (especially those used to manufacture things) are finite. Recycling programs mitigate the natural resource draw-down to some extent but with exponential population growth, well....”

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