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Using Nature as Her Medium - The Art of Gayle Crites
Todays guest is artist Gayle Crites. She is a mixed media artist who uses the ancient mediums of pounded bark and natural dyes to create captivating abstract images. Her most recent work reflects the theme of water and our complex relationship with it, including the concepts of flow, drought, pollution, and preservation. Her dealers and collectors describe her work as an invitation to question our relationship to the land we live on and rely on, yet which existed long before we arrived.
She is currently represented by Chiaroscuro Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. To see her work, please visit the gallery's website at: https://chiaroscurosantafe.com/artists/34/
Unveiling the Underbelly - Interview With Artist Kathryn Hart
Kathryn is a multidisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of sculpture, installation, drawing and photography. She expands works beyond their physicality using shadow, reflection, light, dimension, gesture, line, and space. Whether through her sculptures, outdoor installations, photography or ink drawings, revealing the underbelly, not veiling it, is her specialty,
From her Artist Statement, she writes, "As a plastic surgeon’s daughter, suturing and slicing come naturally after frequently observing surgeries. Sculptural materials are often twisted, tethered, stretched, and sutured, embodiments of human frailty and need for visibility beyond the aesthetic gaze."
She has received sponsorships from the European Cultural Center (2019), Ajuntament de Gandia (2020), European Cultural Academy, Council of Europe (2016), the Ministries of Art and Culture of France and Poland (2015, 2014), and the US Embassies (2015). Select awards include the United Nations Harmony for Peace Award (2010); Honorable Mention, Rocky Mountain Biennial 2020; Best of Show, Colorado History Museum (2010), and Best of Mixed Media, Artslant (’14-18).
Find her work at http://www.kathryndhart.com/
Painting From the Spirit - Artist Sue Gibbons
Sue Gibbons is a fine artist residing and working in the Denver Metro area. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions regionally but also internationally with the "Book About Death" at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture (MUBE) in San Paulo, Brazil. Her work has been included in publications such as Fusion IV, Christianity and the Arts, Mars Hill Review, and First Fruits – A Compilation of Art.
Sue believes her abstract work is guided by the Spirit and she hopes it will console the viewer, who may need to find some peace amidst the inner chaos residing in all of us. "As an artist, I seek to reveal the messiness of the human condition at the moment we call on our faith to deliver us from it. The paintings and drawings then, become a sacred place of being, of seeing, and of experiencing that which makes us human." Excerpt from Sue's Artist Statement.
Opera Singer Chooses Different Path - Interview with David L'Hommedieu
David L’Hommedieu was trained as an opera singer, attending The American Boychoir School in Princeton, NJ, which many consider the pre-eminent professional boychoir school in the United States. As a member of the choir, David regularly performed at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. As an adult, David continued performing with Opera Companies in major venues in the United States and Europe.
But after receiving a Masters in Music and Voice Performance, David left the touring life of Professional Opera in order to become the Director of Worship and the Arts at Pine Street Church in historic downtown Boulder, CO. I wanted to explore the "Why" of such a decision, as well as his strong belief that the arts, and in particular music, is essential to a vital spiritual life.
I also explore David’s most recent project as the co-creator, along with the Pastor of Pine Street Church, Andrew Dougherty, of the Hyphenated Life Podcast, which will officially launch in October of this year.
Carlene Frances - An Artist of Visual Meditation
Carlene Frances holds a BFA in painting and drawing from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She attended Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan before moving to Colorado in 1974 where she currently resides.
She paints with oil and her work is inspired by Asian design elements and eastern philosophy. She applies the Buddhist principle of Shunyata–dwelling in emptiness, to her canvases by eliminating the unnecessary so the necessary may speak.
Frances has been exhibiting professionally since 1997; her work has been featured in major national and international exhibitions too numerous to list here, and her presence in corporate collections is also too numerous to list, but you can find this information on her website Carlenefrances.com
Lola Montejo - An Artist of Emotional and Psychological Complexity
With us today is Spanish-American abstract artist and art teacher Lola Montejo. Lola spent her early childhood in Madrid Spain, where her grandmother, also an artist, would take her to the famed Prado Museum. It was a Summer long residency in France that turned Lola into an abstract painter.
Lola majored in art and art history in college and went on to get a Masters of Fine Art in Studio arts. She is adjunct professor of art at Front Range Community College.
Lola has been in Numerous major exhibits in Colorado, including Colorado Abstract +10 at the Arvada Center for the Arts in 2019.
Lola is Represented by the WILLIAM HAVU GALLERY in DENVER, CO. Her latest exhibit is Pink Progression, currently up at the Arvada Center for the Arts through November.