Photos from the opening night of Assemblings at 262 Pagosa Street (Pagosa Springs, Colorado). March 10, 2012 5:00-7:00pm
above: assemblage artist Monica Green with her daughter and mother.
above: on left patron Jerry Venn
above: My wife Rosalia serving food and drinks
above: Monica Green and Cappy White with daughter
above: Cookie Venn and grand daughter
above: Artist Ross Barrable soundscapesinternational.com
above: Artist Ross Barrable soundscapesinternational.com and artist Karina Silver karinasilver.com looking at issues of Art/Life Magazine donated by Elizabeth Concannon
above and below: my wife Rosalia manning the refreshments area
At the end of the evening Matthew Rose skyped in to digitally hang out with us from Paris, France. In all, about 50 people were in attendance which pretty much filled the space. The location was formerly designed as a high end real estate office with several small offices and a number of cubicles. However, for a small space - about 1,250 square feet - it works exceptionally well for exhibiting the scale of works in the collection which tend to be very intimate in size. All together, between collages, assemblages and the assemblings ephemera (postcards from a Book About Death, and multiples from the several assembling projects) an estimated 1,000+ individual works are currently on view. Much of the local audience was very excited to have the museum here in town though for nearly everyone it was a shock to see such a unique museum collection. No doubt it will take a while to locals to acclimate themselves to the depth and breadth of what the international artists' community have contributed to make the museum a unique resource of global arts culture.