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"Living in San Juan with the Guineas"

“Living in San Juan with the Guineas” mixed media exemplifies the new work Debbie Dean is showing during February at The Ridge Stop Cafe in North San Juan. An art reception is scheduled for Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Two themes are present in Dean’s show: The heart, signifying love and compassion, and relationship, as shown in her vintage series of drawings titled “Mother/Daughter #1-5.” In describing her process, Dean says: “To be an artist is a way of life. A way of seeing. A way of being. It just is. There are days when everything I look at is art. Colors, shapes, rocks on the ground, clouds in the sky, flat discs of packed coffee knocked from the tamper, scrambled eggs in a bowl … a color or a piece of paper can inspire a whole series of works. Sometimes a title comes first and a piece is built around that … I’ve learned it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of my work. It’s how it makes me feel inside … If my work touches someone else, then I am rewarded.” Go to http://www.oliverfoto.com/ridgestopgallery for more information or call (530) 29203488.

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