Freedom and Beauty

This members-only show titled "Abstract" was a themed exhibit on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between August and September of 2023.

The themes we present are always open to interpretation. Abstraction - a detachment from reality. How much of a detachment is always up to the creator! Abstraction can be a mild or a drastic simplification of that which you are representing. Often it is a concept or thought that is being put down on paper, already without a physical form. Sometimes it is the capturing of lines, shapes and colors of a magnified physical form. And then there are the softening of edges and the brightening of features. These are all various ways to abstract reality. The entries provided for our exhibit were impressive, representing the wide range of ABSTRACT creativeness. 

There was no limit to the age of creations or the type of medium - though we cannot truly accommodate more than one three-dimensional piece during any of our shows because of limited floor space. This installment of "Abstract" received thirty-eight (38) entries submitted by fifteen (15) artists in the mediums of acrylics, mixed-media, oils, pencil, photography, and watercolor.

As always, we hope you find the exhibit inspiring, and while you are visiting Rainbow Stew, take advantage of the shopping opportunities provided by the very inviting gift shop of unique and hand made local arts, crafts, and curios.

"Vivid & Bold!" - Jul '23
Judged Art - Sep '23