Ink, photography make compelling combination in LoCo Artisan Coffee House exhibit

By Paul Albani-Burgio

Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

Artist Stuart Wallace admits the concept for his latest art show, a collaboration with fellow Independence Gallery member artist Rae Ann Garrett, sounds like a recipe for disaster.

Images created by a mix of photography and drawing by Loveland artists Rae Ann Garrett and Stuart Wallace hang on the wall at LoCo Artisan Coffee House in downtown Loveland, as shop owner Shane Ritter, far right, gets some work done Thursday. (Jenny Sparks / Loveland Reporter-Herald)

To finish each piece, Wallace would begin with one of Garrett's photographs and used his chosen artistic instrument, a pen, to draw intricate lines and shapes directly onto it.

The result of this unorthodox combination is a unique visual experience for the viewer as each piece reveals different details when viewed from varying distances.

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