June 13th, 2014

We have been quite fortunate this week to see several of our artists travel from afar to visit the gallery and bring new artwork to us. The opportunity to speak in person with our selected artists is incredibly helpful in teaching all of us here at the gallery more about the individual artist. There is nothing like hearing an artist speak about their work — and both Carol Alleman and Shawna Moore speak so eloquently about their art.

On her way to teaching a workshop in Colorado, Shawna Moore bestowed the gift of “Legend,” 40″ x 40″ in encaustic, upon us. The new painting’s rust and earth tones are a perfect match for a new sculpture by Joe Norman, “Flight,” (above) inspired by his daughter’s sign language for the word.


Carol Alleman, our world-renowned bronze artist, was in Utah to oversee her foundry’s artistry. Quality control and particular inspection of all of her pieces is an integral part of Carol Alleman’s process. Each sculpture is painstakingly cast through a series of molds, and each artist who works on MS. Alleman’s sculptures must have a high level of excellency in order to work with these bronze vessels.

As you can see from the photo above, the whole Gallery MAR family very much enjoyed the visit from both artists.


Although I was unable to get a photo of Joe Norman here at the gallery, we were able to bring in four new works from this new-to-Colorado artist. Three pieces in his “Perforated Basin” series, as well as the new “Flight” sculpture (shown above with Shawna Moore’s new “Legend”) are making a new home at Gallery MAR.