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Exhibition Detail
Exaltation of the Insignificants
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, T1-B
Santa Monica, CA 90404

March 7th, 2009 - April 30th, 2009
March 7th, 2009 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Soko, Alan TarbellAlan Tarbell, Soko,
2008, mixed media, 40 x 40 in
© 2008
Sinte, Alan TarbellAlan Tarbell, Sinte,
2008, mixed media, 20 x 20 in
© 2008
Lamba, Alan TarbellAlan Tarbell, Lamba,
2008, mixed media, 40 x 40 in
© 2008
Kakilambe, Alan TarbellAlan Tarbell, Kakilambe,
2008, mixed media, 40 x 40 in
© 2008
Kuku, Alan TarbellAlan Tarbell, Kuku,
2008, mixed media, 40 x 40 in
© 2008
Djun djun ba, Alan TarbellAlan Tarbell, Djun djun ba,
2008, mixed media, 20 x 20 in
© 2008
Soli, Alan TarbellAlan Tarbell, Soli,
2008, mixed media, 40 x 40 in
© 2008
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Exaltation of the Insignificants
A Celebration of Life's Simple Blessings

March 7-April 30, 2009

Reception: Saturday, March 7, from 5-9pm



Alan Tarbell - Soko 2008


Santa Monica, CA --Terra Galleria is pleased to present Exaltation of the Insignificants, a spring group exhibit that showcases the works of eight artists. From the energetic African rhythm that fuels Alan Tarbell's expression to the daily objects haphazardly floating on the subconscious canvas of Danae Anderson, to the haunting stands of abandoned chairs that had captivated Julia Pinkham's imagination; from the earthy yet ethereal (and sometimes quirky) portraitures of Noma and James Bliss to Dai Truong's abstraction of the resilient human spirit; to the quiet gestures of people greeting one another in Salma Arastu's homeland; from the ancient cosmic vibration emanating from Michael Olson works to the spiritual infinity vibrantly projected from the soul's prism of Garik Karapetyan, together they remind us of the simple things in life, the ingredients of being that we often overlook or take for granted. At this time of expansive economic instability, there is little cause for celebration. Yet, it is prime time for us to take inventory of our lives, to focus on the insignificants that really make it all worthwhile.

Alan Tarbell is a mixed media painter, installation artist and educator. He currently splits his time teaching and working between the San Francisco Bay Area and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His works resonate with "a deep connection to the natural environment and our vital human relationships". Alan will perform a few pieces of African percussion to accompany his dynamic "Rhythm of Time" paintings during the reception.

Please join us to celebrate life's simple blessings at the artist reception on Saturday, March 7, 2009, from 5pm to 9pm.
Alan Tarbell will be performing the energetic rhythms of African percussion at 7pm.

Terra Galleria Artworks, 2525 Michigan Avenue T-1B, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 11am-6pm.
Phone Number: (310) 453-5104

For information and photographs, contact: Lanchi Vo, (408) 223-8419,

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