artPICKSWTEXT2River Gallery partner Dale Bunse, has created an installation piece  meant to explore the idea of altered space. Bunse, who is  known for graceful ceramic vessels featuring carved animals, is also an accomplished painter, focusing mainly on landscapes. With “Can’t See the Forest for the Trees,” Bunse challenged to himself to “create an environment that will hold the attention of the viewer who is used to 30 second sound bites and flashing images.”  Visitors can experience Bunse’s creation  through the month of August. Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm. http://www.rivergalleryart.com

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