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"All Things Great And Small" by students of the Fred Rawlinson Atelier in Fratelli's Cafe Gallery

  About the show:

"The theme of our exhibition, All Things Great and Small is adapted from a line found in the Anglican hymn" All Things Bright and Beautiful”. The paintings that hang in this exhibition chronicle the wonderful relationship between creatures and their environment. The author of the Hymn sought to express this concept through words and music The Atelier community, as artists, seek to portray this kinship of all things not by words, but by visual imagery. The expressions here are revealed in watercolor, acrylics and mixed media." - by Fred Rawlinson

The Artists:

Students of the Fred Rawlinson Atelier had to employ imagination to make images about the natural environment outside for this show, All Things Great And Small. It was a challenge during the months of January and February to project their thoughts and attention to the landscape outside when things were gray, cold and dreary —yet they prevailed. For some of these folks it's the first time they've made a piece with the intention of hanging it in public, and of course this added a whole new dimension to the process of art-making. They found it incredibly exhilarating to make work not just for themselves, but to share openly. I'm really happy that we can offer Fratelli's Cafe Gallery to emerging artist as well as established artists. It's a great first gallery experience and having an exhibition deadline pushes the artist to make their best work. As the gallery manager at MBG, I love to provide this opportunity and see artists blossom. 

Exhibiting Artists: Brenda Thornton, Wanda Winsett, Toni Ruch, Allen Portner, Robin Haraway, Laura Austin, Martha Cook, Howard Carman, Mary Jo Gresko, Linda Hahn, Barbara Carter, Jim Austin, Patsey Hatley, Dodie Bush, Kay Paschal, Gary Dixon, Dudley Condron, Jim Raines, Jo Rawlinson

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