The Quicksilver Mine Co.
QUICKSILVER'S LAST HURRAH
November 16—December 31, 2012
The Quicksilver Mine Co.'s final exhibition—The Last Hurrah—will open in the Forestville gallery on November 16th.
Featuring work by nearly one hundred of the artists and fine craftspeople who have exhibited at Quicksilver since the gallery first opened in Guerneville in 1983, this exhibition represents just a small fraction of the nearly 600 people who have shown and sold their work at Quicksilver during the past 30 years.
Filling the gallery walls from floor to ceiling, gallery owner Khysie Horn hopes to both thank and celebrate all the artists who have made Quicksilver possible these many years.
Says Horn, "I would like to say a very special thank you to our patrons, customers and friends in the communities we share. We would not be here if it weren’t for your enthusiasm and your dedicated support."
"And of course, my deepest appreciation goes out to all the visual artists, the poets and writers, the musicians and performers we have worked with here in the gallery since 1983. Our world here in the West County is very rich and very blessed because of you. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart."
Quicksilver's Last Hurrah will feature a wide variety of mixed media paintings; wood, metal and assemblage sculpture; collage, drawings, etchings and prints; artist books; junk art and garden art; and functional, sculptural and wood fired ceramics.
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A reception celebrating the artists of The Last Hurrah will be held on Saturday, November 17th from 4—6pm. The show will continue until Quicksilver closes the gallery doors on December 31st.