Walls not the only thing adorned in new Cerulean Gallery exhibition

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Liana Yarckin's "Butterfly Collection" inspired her scarf, left.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Thanks to a new exhibition, walls at Cerulean Gallery won't be the only thing with art hanging from them: So, too, may some wrists. Or necks.

In Art of Adornment — opening Friday at the gallery, 2762 Duniven Circle — eight artists will show work. Only five of them work in what you might think of traditional artistic realms; the other three are jewelers. And what's more, two of the painters have used their works to design scarves.

"It's a bit different from what we typically do," gallery co-owner Caroline Kneese said. "You can adorn your walls with fine arts or yourselves with silk scarves and jewelry."

Bridging the two styles is Amarillo artist Christian Price Frazer, who largely works in acrylics and oils but has begun embellishing her frames by wiring geodes, freshwater pearls, deer antlers and other objects.

"She ties it all in," Kneese said. "It will be a really cool, fun, fresh exhibition."

In addition, polymer clay artist Dawn Baker and watercolor artist Liana Yarckin have shot images of their work and had them printed onto fine silk scarves, Kneese said.

Also exhibiting are jewelry makers Frederica Dodson Anderson, Lizzie Bailey and Becca White, as well as painters Uta-Maria Krapf and Bethany Fields.

The exhibition will open with a 6 p.m. reception Friday; a portion of the evening's sales will benefit Heal the City Clinic, which provides free urgent medical care and referral services to uninsured Amarillo residents.

Art of Adornment will hang through July 22.


Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and at www.facebook.com/chipchandlerwriter on Facebook.    

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