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'Abstract Dreamscape' opens Friday March 1.

| March 1, 2024 1:00 AM

The Sandpoint community is about to witness a showcase of artistic expression as the Pend Oreille Arts Council proudly presents its upcoming exhibit, "Abstract Dreamscape." This unique exhibition features a diverse array of works by 13 talented artists, each offering a glimpse into the depths of their dreams and imagination.

The theme, deliberately left broad, invited artists to unleash their creative spirits and transform the intangible into tangible expressions on canvas. Through dynamic brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and innovative techniques, the artists transport viewers to alternate dimensions where emotions, thoughts, and dreams intertwine. "Abstract Dreamscape" challenges conventional boundaries, beckoning artists to venture into uncharted territories of artistic exploration.

The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, March 1, from 5-7 p.m. at the POAC Gallery, 313 N Second Ave., Suite B. This event promises an immersive experience where art enthusiasts, collectors, and the community at large can engage with the artists and their distinctive creations.

Although not all artworks strictly adhere to the "abstract" genre, each piece provides a unique perspective into the artists' dreams. The intentionally vague theme has resulted in a diverse collection, inviting viewers to interpret the narratives within each piece. "Abstract Dreamscape" aims to inspire curiosity and provoke thought, encouraging a deeper connection between the art and its audience.

The community is invited to join POAC on Friday, March 1 to embark on a journey through the dreams of Barry Burgess, Tessema Compton, Bruce Duykers, Molly Gentry, Jacob Greiff, Daris Judd, CJ Kovalchuk, Sheila Newenham, Cynthia Oliver, Teresa Rancourt, Michael Smith, Amy Stephensen, and Penny Ottley. Their collective creativity promises an evening filled with wonder and imagination.


    Teresa Rancourt submitted "Pure, Sudden, & Steep," a mixed media piece she created, for the Pend Oreille Arts Council's “Abstract Dreamscape” exhibit, which opens March 1.