6:10 at 610 Artist Reception: "Echoed States" by Shannon Dean

Join artist Shannon Dean at 610 Arts Collective on March 3 for a reception and opening of her new body of work, "Echoed States".


This 10 piece series examines the viewer’s projected emotions on the nude female figure. By limiting the viewers field of vision and expanding the color palette across the series, each figure is rendered emotionally ambiguous, allowing the viewer to determine the state of each individual by drawing from their own inner states.

Ridgway based artist, Shannon Dean, has been an oil painter for many years. She first began to hone her skills alongside her grandfather, then moved on to pursue a formal education and career in the arts. Her subject matter focuses mainly on the female figure with a tendency toward expressionistic ideals and ambiguous personages. She sees the female form as the ideal subject to display a range of emotions as well as beauty in the form of serpentine curves and soft folds. Through her work she strives to present the viewer with questions rather than answers, often allowing them to find meaning through their own personal experiences and reactions to the work.

The 610 Arts Collective is located at 610 Clinton Street in Ridgway, Colorado. Gallery hours are M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email info@sherbino.org to schedule a viewing. "Echoed States" will be on display March 1-31.

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Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community. Learn more about the Sherbino.

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