New Cerulean Gallery exhibition continues to walk 'On Edge'
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Works on view at Cerulean Gallery in "On Edge, Pt. 2"

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Patrons should experience a record-scratch moment when the view the latest exhibition at Cerulean Gallery.

On Edge, Pt. 2 opens with a 6 p.m. Friday reception at the gallery, 2762 Duniven Circle, and will be on view through Dec. 21. A portion of proceeds from sales at the opening reception will benefit Arrow Child and Family Ministries.

"Some of the work in it is very unexpected (considering) what we generally show," gallery founder and director Caroline Kneese said. "But none of it is off-putting. ... We also titled it On Edge because of the election year. Everything is on edge politically, so we're playing off that."

As with On Edge, Pt. 1, which hung in September and October, the new exhibition features "rawness ... (and) hard lines," Kneese said.

The exhibition includes work by eight artists: San Francisco painter and jewelry designer Daniel Bayless (a Borger native) and painter Christian Price Frazer, steel artist Warren Hill, rancher and leather worker Jim Ingham, jewelry designer Meredith Marmaduke, painter and printmaker Jim Sims, glass artist Clayton Spauding and sculptor Sara Spaulding, all of Amarillo.

That's the largest number of artists Cerulean has yet featured in one exhibition. Kneese said three of them (the Spauldings and Hill) will display their sculptures on the gallery floor while the other five will have their works hanging on the walls.

Here's a sampling of the work on view:

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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.