Sunday, March 11, 2012

Assemblings: Opening Night

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 Monica Green and furniture maker husband Cappy White owners of the local upscale fine craft shop Handcrafted Interiors

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

above: Artist Ross Barrable and artist Karina Silver 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.


  1. The exhibition is exciting. So much 'art food' in one place. I appreciate the history and essays you publish here. Looks like the permanent home for the museum is off to a good start. Wish I could just pop in and stay awhile.
    Joan Schulze, San Francisco, California

  2. Thanks Joan! I hope you will be able to one of these days!

  3. Thank you Cecil for your continuing support and interest in A Book About Death. Great to be part of The Ontological Museum. Greetings from Paris... MATTHEW ROSE