Small Works Represent Big Ideas at Blue Door Art Center

Blue Door Art Center celebrates small works with big ideas this month. Big Ideas in Small Packages 2017 showcases 46 national and international artists. Gallery Director Jay Oh explained: “Artists were asked to submit works of art that are smaller than 16 inches in all directions; but, within the common theme of size limitation, the variations are infinite.” The artists work in a wide array of media, including sculptures, paintings, collage, fiber art and more. Karen Jaimes and Shosh Cohen’s sculptural works are lighthearted and playful, while both Koren Sullivan and Lisa Battle’s works are inspired by the natural world. Others, like Alfredo Ponce’s collages and Andy Deck’s prints, combine striking lines and colors to prompt introspection from the viewer. The ideas and originality behind the creation of these artworks are diverse and robust. Big Ideas in Small Packages 2017 will be on view through April 22. For more info, visit:

A version of this article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at

Image above: Monster by Alfredo Ponce

About Mary Alice Franklin

Mary Alice Franklin is ArtsWestchester’s Communications Manager and Editor of ArtsNews. She has a Bachelors in English and Masters in Publishing, and has been published in Paste Magazine, HuffPost, Art Zealous, Art Times, and more.

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