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Two New Art Exhibitions Highlight Meaning in Material

Released on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Contact Information

  • Sarah LaBarre, Visual Arts Assistant, 970-416-2737,


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    Kathryn Knudsen, Valerie
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    Shelby Shadwell, Space Blanket 3
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    Annalee Schorr, Mexican Serape


The City of Fort Collins is excited to announce two new exhibitions that draw attention to the layered context material can bring to works of art at The Lincoln Center Art Gallery, through January 6.

Wrapped in Meaning features artists Annalee Schorr (CO) and Shelby Shadwell (WY). Both create work inspired by metallic Mylar space blankets, pushing boundaries about what narratives a specific material can present to the viewer. Shelby creates large-scale charcoal drawings where the reflective surfaces shimmer and shine and Annalee uses the blankets as her canvases, utilizing the folds in the blankets as a grid to paint and apply duct tape to create patterns referencing quilts and woven textiles.

In Collaborating With Excess Kathryn Knudsen combines traditional media, abstract forms, and found objects to produce an artistic vision with the intent to heal, refashion and beautify. Through her contemplative reimagining of the world of discarded consumption, the oddness of the shapes, the opalescence of the textures, and the quirkiness of the colors become a wholly new experience in itself.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Friday 12-6 p.m.

Artist Reception: Saturday, December 2 | 5:30-7 p.m.

Drawing Demonstration with Shelby Shadwell: Saturday, December 2 | 1-2 p.m. (before the 2 p.m. performance of Jesus Christ Super Star)