BAKER CITY Husband and wife artists Brian and Corrine Vegter have collaborated on a show that opened August 3 at Petersons Gallery, 1925 Main St., Baker City. The Big Small Show, which runs through Sept. 6, features recent works by both artists that grew from their respective inspirations.
Corrines new work expands on the camping theme with her trademark trailer lights as well as miniature handmade campground settings. Brians part showcases what it takes, start to finish, for one of his contemporary paintings of dogs. His pen-and-ink studies will be on display and for sale alongside some of the works they inspired.
The title for the show came from the fact that both Vegters create small and large finished pieces. While the sketches Brian created are small, they show all the detail that later appears in the big finished paintings. Corrine has been making handmade small trailers for years to accompany her larger lantern-style pieces, and was recently moved to create environments for them.
The Vegters were featured earlier this year on OPBs Oregon Art Beat and copies of the episodes will be on view throughout the time the show is at Petersons along with Corrines fashion portfolio. Brian has been featured in NY Dog magazine, Oregon Home, graced the cover of the Source Weekly in Bend several times and was featured on the Animal Planet program K-9 Karma in 2005.