Figment to Fruition

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Figment to Fruition
Curated by: Melissa Inez Walker

317 E Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
December 8th, 2012 - January 5th, 2013
Opening: December 8th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Other (outside main areas)
Tues - Fri 10-6, Sat 12 - 5
photography, mixed-media, surrealism, sculpture


Distinction Gallery and ArtHatch present from "Figment to Fruition" a solo show by long time  exhibiting artist "Denise Bledsoe".  Denise brings her characters to life through clay and mixed media and viewers cannot help but react strongly upon seeing them. Whether the reaction is to laugh, oo and ah, or cry Denise's figures are never ignored. The opening reception with the artist will be on Saturday Dec 8th from 6-10 pm and will be accompanied by live music, open studios, and Stone beer and wine for those 21+.


Denise has been involved in various forms of art since she was a child, but she

has always found that her true calling was working with sculpture and mixed media to create three three-dimensional artworks. In the artist's words " I feel that being able to experience a piece by holding it in one's hand is more fulfilling.  In the case of my figurative pieces, it becomes an interaction...with eye contact"


Denise's works have been collected and exhibited throughout the world and her collectors include several notable celebrities.


ArtHatch is a 7000 square foot building which houses the front gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, "The Alley," featuring new and previous works from over 75 artists, the teen room featuring artwork by 6 local teens, 14 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet, featuring the work of over 28 local artists, and "The Lounge", containing 8 walls featuring local artists. The front gallery features contemporary and cutting edge artwork.