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Presenting “16 by 16 by 27” at our new Gallery at the Garden

Presenting “16 by 16 by 27” at our new Gallery at the Garden

16” x 16” paintings by 27 area artists

GalleryGardenlogoHorizStrolling of the Heifers celebrates the opening of its new gallery at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden Friday evening, March 7 with a reception to introduce the inaugural exhibit, “16 by 16 by 27”.

CarynKingCurated by artist Caryn King, the show presents the work of 27 artists, each of whom produced a 16-inch by 16-inch square painting on canvas. The paintings reflect a variety of subjects including still life, figurative, landscape, animals, and abstract.

Many of the artists will be present at the reception, which takes place during Gallery Walk from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7. Voting for a “People’s Choice Award” will begin at the opening and continue through May 1. All paintings are for sale, with proceeds benefiting both the artists and Strolling of the Heifers.

GeorgieKing reflected on the particular challenges of working with the 16-inch square canvases: “It’s actually harder than it might seem to be. Both artists and viewers have been trained to see things in horizontal or vertical rectangles. You see that in paintings and photographs as well as in the designs of buildings, books, furniture. Creating something that fits in a square doesn’t come naturally.”

The artists included in the show are Marilyn Allen, Nancy Calicchio, Trudy Crites, Alicia Drakiotes, Janet Eldridge-Taylor, Esther Fielding, Georgie, Bobbie Groves, David Howell, Mary Iselin, Caryn King, Heidi M Lorenz, Paul Madalinski, Jim McGrath, Nancie Mclean, Steven Meyer, Meris Morrison, Scott Nelson, Janet Picard, Anne Sawyer, Lori Schreiner, Kristina Wentzell and Jen Wiechers.

NancyCalicchioThe paintings will remain on view until early July. The River Garden is normally open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.