Local artists featured at Paquette Gallery

“3 In 1,” a collaboration by artists Scott Engel, Ted Fish and Rich Tyler, is showing at the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery during June 2014.

The three local artists used their individual talents while bouncing ideas off of each another to create three large collage paintings. Each artist is proficient in several mediums, but primarily Engel photographs; Fish sculpts in clay; and Tyler draws in ink and pencil The result of the collaboration among three unique talents makes for an extraordinary exhibit. Individual pieces by each artist are also displayed.

Scott Engel is a prolific photographer who has worked on an extensive project of photographing the American West. He was Chair of the Art Department and Instructor of Photography at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton. He now lives in Coaldale making art including sculptures, drawings, photographs, books, and furniture.

Ted Fish draws his inspiration from cultures around the world and interprets them for the contemporary viewer. He began playing with clay over 15 years ago. After receiving a BFA with a concentration in ceramics (his second useless degree, the first being a BA in political science), he began sculpting heads in clay. He also puts heads on canvas and in concrete.

Rich Tyler says words are inadequate to capture thought and impulse. The elements of making art that keep Rich refreshed are passion, mystery, glee, intuition, ambiguity and connection. Creating an atmosphere that contains some of these elements is like juggling fish hooks, Jello, and medicine balls – just as awkward and even more delightful.

The artist reception will be during Art Walk on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Paquette Gallery. A short, fascinating film by Mel Lee of their artistic collaborative process will be shown at the reception. Delightful bites by Michelle Gap will be available.

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