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Dedication to the Arts - The Epoch Times

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Dedication to the Arts The Epoch Times Arts are not to be confined to staid museums where visitors find static displays. my point exactly. there are many people who would enjoy art in more rural areas if the art was there to see. and if visitors could view it in an enjoyable atmosphere. art lovers and art collectors will spend time in a big museum or gallery and put up with the atmosphere. but for people not even sure if they want to explore the world of art, people whose daily lives are built around survival first, where art is not a constant......it is for these people that art should available in a non formal fun way. where the pressure is non existent and s friendly face to guide if necessary. as an artist I love seeing non art lovers get excited when a piece of art moves them. perhaps it is historical or perhaps something dear to their heart. but when that art connects with the viewer something special happens. a moment in time. a connection.

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New heights for my folding albums. Their shere length was keeping viewers from seeing more than a few leaves at a time.  only two options for now...videos of the albums which I have begun putting on You Tube or, the new find....printing. after finding magcloud.com where magazines are printed on demand  I began printing the finished albums, I am new at this and the videos so my first attempts look amateurish.  But both are improving and finally you faithful followers and newcomers can see a form of art I am passionate about that goes back in art history mamy many centuries. 

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Debbi Chan Contemporary Fine Artist

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Debbi Chan Contemporary Photographer, Artist from kendrick Idaho United States. Premiere Artist Portfolio Website - absolutearts.com follow a day in the studio. the world through the eyes of an artist .
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Debbi Chan Contemporary Fine Artist

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Art does not have a preference for size. nor does larger mean better when it comes to galleries . some very large galleries can also be very uninspiring. downright boring in fact. what happens when a tiny town in rural America wants to show expose the area to Fine Art and the artists making it? what you get is Magnuson Gallery in Kendrick Idaho. the owner , Dana Magnuson, is an oldtimer to the area. in fact, mayor at one time. but Dana is well aware that the size of his gallery only enhances the artists he shows inside. I know because the solo exhibition hanging currently is mine. so why is this any different? one difference is the reaction of visitors when they step inside my "threads of silk" show. the art hits many on a personal note. and then the quality and quantity. and the fact that many are seeing an art medium pretty much ignored for hundreds of years. is your curiosity becoming aroused? it should be. but not because I am trying to sell. that is another reason Magnuson Gallery is different. and can be because it is so small and the crowds small as well. so as visitors step inside they are given a personal touch. no money asked. no time limit. they can sit and visit with Dana , or I occasionally, and shoot the breeze so to speak, about the artists and their art. there is no pressure. just a visitor and an artist's work in a small area to be absorbed. if a question needs answering, it can be. my own show is unique. the biggest hits are the folding albums and the embroidered paintings on silk. before I end part 1 and leave you hanging while I paint, I will tell you a little about the medium or mediums I am so passionate about. I paint in a traditional Chinese method but most of my paintings are of the West. in fact, of Idaho. but I recently discovered large folding albums which allow me to choose a subject like circuses, logging, falconry, etc. and paint one continuous story that unfolds to over 34 feet plus on each side if the album. and I paint them as a story sans words. the albums of the local landscapes allow the visitor to become personally involved. many of them see their own home or farm in the landscape. then that of their neighbors. Perhaps an old logging buddy stares up at them from the album leaf. and for Dana and I and the "THREADS OF SILK" show, it is this personal link between viewer and art that keeps Magnuson Gallery different. and it is because of the small size that allows it to take on a very personal note. next best only to the viewer watching me nake the art in my studio. now i am going to leave you for a bit. my drawing table calls and if don't do the art, it isn't going to be there to see. I'll continue later and pick up were I left off.
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