April-2016

Rosy and Pancho Clark featured in special show at Backstreet

 

            Last December Best of Show winners in the annual Little Dickens Miniature Juried Show were husband and wife, Rosy and Pancho Clark. They are being honored with their own show at Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street beginning April 5th. Be sure to attend their reception at the gallery Saturday, April 9, 3-5PM.

             Even though these winners exhibited miniature pieces for the Dicken’s show their new pieces are not restricted to small works. You’ll be excited to see their full size art.

            Best of Show 2-D recipient was Rosy Clark for her tiny rendition of “Simple Pleasures”, a delightful watercolor. Around town, you may have seen Rosy’s marvelous wall murals. In addition she paints in oils, however, her present focus is on watercolors. ‘Best Shell Seeker’ is done in watercolor on Yupo paper.

            For Best of Show 3D, Pancho created an innovative sculptural piece forged from stainless steel. Pancho is well known in Florence for his ingenuity and diversity of media in his sculptures that could stand alone, hang from the ceiling, or a wall. The pieces are impressive whether they are executed as tiny sculptures or quite large works. Made of carbon and steel, turn the handle and watch this ‘Kinetic Horse’ run.

            Playing beautifully handmade flutes, Bruce Jarvis will perform his enchanting Native American style flute music as the backdrop for this amazing show and reception during the Second Saturday Gallery Tour. Also in April, boxes will be available for the community challenge, ‘The Summer Box Social - Celebrating the American Spirit’.