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Small works add up to a big exhibit at the Blue Heron

Wood block by Ralph Moore - Courtesy photo
Wood block by Ralph Moore
— image credit: Courtesy photo

Blue Heron Gallery will open its second annual “Masters in Miniature” exhibit at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

The all-Island invitational show is co-curated by Janice Mallman and Carol Schwennesen.

Blue Heron gallery curator Mallman said many artists approached her after last year’s miniature show and encouraged her to to offer it again this year.

“It’s the perfect holiday gift show for art lovers who may have less space to devote to large pieces,” Mallman said.

Schwennesen said she liked being told by artists that the show was a real challenge.

“It forces us to think in a different way,” she said.

The show will be open through December, and Blue Heron will be open for the holiday Art Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec 6, 7, 13 and 14.

­— Janice Randall, Vashon Allied Arts

Local artists deck Blue Heron halls

“Masters in Miniatures” includes work by 32 artists, each contributing three to five pieces.

Painters are Victoria Adams, Carol Schwennesen, Jean Emmons, Hita Von Mende, Mary Rothermel, Kathleen Kinney, Rose Belknap, Donna Botten, Don Cole, Paula Hendricks and Kaj Wyn Berry.

Sculptors are Pascale Judet, Mike Urban, Elaine Hanowell, Darsie Beck and John Lucas. Potters, wood and glass artists are Chris Beck, Ralph Moore, Brian Brenno, Irene Otis, Alan Stover, Mary Robinson, Liz Lewis, Diane Hunter and Curt Minier. Printmakers and mixed media artists are Joanne Hammer, Joan Wortis, Edith Sehulster, Gay Schy and Claudia Hollander. Fiber artists are Catholine Tribble and Kathy Johnson.

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