Sedona AZ (October 25, 2021) – Good things come in small packages – even art. Whether your collection is jam-packed and space is limited, you’re just dipping your toes into the art realm or shopping for holiday gifts, the Rowe Fine Art Gallery’s November Small Art Show , Itty, Bitty… and Oh, so pretty!, is your one stop shop. The show opens Friday, November 5 at 4 p.m. and continues throughout the month.
Itty, Bitty… and Oh, so pretty! features table-sized sculptures and paintings that measure no more than nine inches by twelve inches. There will also be a lot of jewelry available. And worthy of an exhibition focused on small works, bronze animal sculptor and gallery owner Ken Rowe plans to officially unveil desert Flower, his bronze pygmy owl perched on a sotol stem. The life-size sculpture measures just 6.5 inches from the tip of its tail to the top of its head.
Ken, who usually sculpts from real models, created desert Flower based on photos as well as measurements and conversations with a biologist as tiny owls are so rare, even in their native southwest and even in captivity.
“I’ve always wanted to carve one, but I never knew they were so rare,” Ken says. “They are such beautiful little creatures and, according to the biologist, ounce for ounce, they are among the meanest birds in the world. I guess when you’re that little you must be a little tough.
Aside from the Napoleon complex, art collectors have fallen for desert Flower because its size makes it so easy to display. Discover other small works (and for gifts) at the Rowe Fine Art Gallery in November.
The Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary artists from the Southwest. The gallery, located under the bell tower of the Patio de las Campanas at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, is open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877, visit rowegallery.com, or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.