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ART SHOW AT COLUMBINE
May 18-19 - Reception: May 18, 5-7 pm
We are putting on a gallery style art show at Columbine. Connect with Lisa Tousignant for more information: 303-870-7831 or linsong@comcast.net  

ARTIST BIOS

CHARLIE BUSCH

website:      cdswhiperingpaws.com

cell:            303-444-4436

email:         cd@cdswhisperingpaws.com

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Artist Statement

Whispering Paws, Owner Charlie Busch, was created after Charlie lost Kinko.  She got the idea using one of her pen pieces, filled it with some of Kinko’s fur and turned it into a key chain enabling her to carry it with her close.   “It helped me in the grieving process so much, I decided to create additional Memory Capsules” for others.  Free laser engraving of your pets name and letter charm included.

JOY CLEARY

cell:            303-521-0115

email:          joyclear1@gmail.com

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Artist Statement

My name is Joy Cleary.   I am a nurse, medical intuitive, artist, and poet who also works in stained glass.  I paint mostly with oil pastels because the color palette is so vibrant which is the closest approximation of light coming through stained glass.  Those are the transcendent colors I "see with spiritual vision" when painting a soul portrait.

Recently, I have started painting pictures again, after not using this form of creative expression for 40 years.  Doing various avenues of intuitive work to assist others in recognizing their Divine Beingness, led me eventually to combine painting and intuitive work by making soul portraits --a picture on paper of a persons' "true colors"; the vibrant energy of their true Essence. 

I love doing this work.  This practice, this offering is such a joy to perform.  And now it is a new path of creation for me to paint pictures again, but with an expanded consciousness of Divine Life flowing through all that is.

WENDY DICKIE

Fine Eye Photo

Phone 303-521-4420 

email:fineeyephoto@aol.com

website: fineeyephoto.com

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Artist Statement

Wendy Dickie:    After working as a professional portrait photographer for many

years, I broadened my focus to include landscape photography to connect my love of the outdoors with its stimulating and limitless beauty. Please enjoy my collection featuring images from as near as my backyard in Colorado to as far as picturesque vistas of Kauai, Cuba, Bhutan, Patagonia, Iceland, Vietnam, and more. My philosophy and goal is to capture the endless diverse colors,

textures and contrasts to stimulate the many emotions evoked by nature’s spectacular scenery that make ones heart sing. 

KATE FARRELL

cell:            303-859-7957

email:         boogfarrell@gmail.com           

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Artist Statement

I am a "see where this goes" artist.  I feel certain energy and calmness when creating.  I discovered painting last year, and have tried to bring positive flow and healing into my art.  This is my ART SHOW debut!

MARCI HEISER

website:      www.dramaticflair.com

cell:            303-818-2708

email:         mheiser46@yahoo.com

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Artist Statement

Marci Heiser:  I am a professional costumer & seamstress, trained to make theatre costumes (MFA in Theatrical Costume Construction, University of North Carolina School of the Arts 1998).  I've also worked many years in bridal alterations.  Currently, I do private commissions, also alterations (including menswear.)  My favorites are the Victorian and Edwardian gowns, for Victorian Society events, and cosplay creations (Disney, Loki, anime, etc.)

GEORGE JAYNE

website:      www.georgejayne.com

cell:            303-442-7085

email:         george@georgejayne.com

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Artist Statement

  I am a native of Colorado and have a degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Religious Studies from the University Of Colorado. My eclectic background includes twelve years as an architectural photographer. I also have experience in highway design, construction and retail sales.

My artwork is about movement, color and spirituality. Many of my abstract paintings have a central point which makes the paintings suitable as mandalas.  My scenic paintings may be part fairly accurate representations and part either imaginary or completely abstract. My goal is to bring color and beauty into the viewer’s life.  Two purchasers of my art called my paintings “happy paintings.” This statement goes along with my belief that life is good and my desire to make people feel that goodness.  

GAIL KENNEY

cell:            970-214-2550

email:         kennredd4@msn.com

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Artist Statement

My name is Gail Kenney. I am an acrylic painter, though I also work in pastels, and have worked in water colors. I am a retired nurse, and have finally found the time to paint as much as my body an soul craves. Painting is meditative, engrossing, and healing. It is am amazing gift in my life and I am deeply grateful to have found it and have had the time to explore it.         

ERIC REDDING

cell:            970-232-6006

email:         shuttleweaver1@gmail.com

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Artist Statement

These weavings are a celebration of growth, abundance and harvest.  The ending of the growing season is the beginning of my art.  The apparent spent-beauty of the materials I use represents undying nature surrounding us in all seasons.  As the garden sleeps the beauty remains, both in the memory and in a bounty of dried flowers and grasses.  Inspiration also comes from the wind moving through the grass…bending the stalks in a rhythmic pulse.

JUDI STRAHOTA

 

Website:     www.judistrahota.com

Cell:           303-993-3390

email:         judistrahota@gmail.com

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Artist Statement

Art, for me, is solace and a way of living and Being. I find great delight in my eyes, in my mind’s creative perception, and in the inherent sensitivity and skill within my hands and body. After working as a Union Carpenter for 5 years, it was a natural and perfect fit to formally study Visual Art at CU Boulder and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago [MFA]. I have been a Professor as well whose favorite part is cultivating ideas to further develop personal connection, add sophistication and hone one’s craft ability with materials and processes. These things are ALIVE in my studio practice – always exploring and ever-evolving.

   I have been a happy maker of things both tiny and jumbo, in a variety of materials, and often indulge my carpentry skills. My exhibition history extends cross-country and a bit internationally as well. Taking a break from extensive sculptural work, my muse has recently wandered into photography – to capture depth or wonder of a moment, or explore compositions of color, texture, and poetic narrative – currently unfolding in my new studio space!

   In this exhibition, I share both a sample of sculptural work and debut photo-based studies – some of which are the basis for new work that merges photography with my sculptural sensibility. I am excited !!  While I am on the same page as everyone else, my curiosity again and again draws me into the margins – the place where I express my heart and find my voice, tribe, and connection with the external world. 

LISA TOUSIGNANT

website:      www.lisatousignantfineart.com

cell:            303-870-7831

email:         linsong@comcast.net

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Artist Statement

I am an explorational abstract artist, emphasizing texture and dimension using mixed media and acrylics on canvas.  Recently, I have become enthralled by the idea of "waking things up" that have been resting in my art and craft supply.  I love adding beads, threads, broken jewelry and anything "bling" into my art.  It's fun for me to see things take on a new way of expression.  

My art is about consciousness.  I love expressing onto canvas metaphysical or spiritual principles - giving form to something which is actually - beyond form.  I’m moved most by trying to comprehend this idea of expanding my consciousness, and that’s where I channel my energy when I’m painting. Standing in front of a blank canvas, I have no destination in mind - I will get a movement or color at a time, but the rest of the painting reveals itself to me as it’s evolving. This process helps me find understanding and meaning in my life; it’s all about the spirit teaching me something about love, something that’s greater than all of us - and making art helps me experience a very small piece of it.