Visual Arts

Becky Wareing Steele Toils With Toys to Change Her Perspective...and Ours

You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town.

Back when she was an art student at Colorado State University, Becky Waring Steele, today a Denver-based artist, crafter and entrepreneur, remembers folks telling her that if she wanted to be taken seriously as an artist, she shouldn't show in retail settings. "But I've always been interested in public art and art that is accessible," says Wareing Steele, and that's why she's excited about her debut exhibit at Fancy Tiger Clothing, which kicks of with an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, September 5, and runs through October 2. The show is all about miniatures -- in particular, the teeny plastic husband-and-wife duo that Wareing Steele has been toying with for the past four years in an effort to shift her perspective...and yours, too.

See also: Suzanne Heintz and her plastic love in Life Once Removed

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Jamie Siebrase is a Denver-based freelance writer, and author of the forthcoming Falcon Guide Hiking Wth Kids, Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families.
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