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Art From the Heart: Staff Picks

Art From the Heart: Staff Picks

October 14th, 2021

Art is subjective, and that’s what makes it so beautifully unique. Someone’s impression of a particular piece is like a snowflake: no two interpretations will ever be exactly the same. This is because we bring with us our own individualized memories, loves, challenges, triumphs, grievances, and values to each painting. An artwork that looks simply […]

Notes from The Rape of Europa by Lynn Nicholas, Part 2

Notes from The Rape of Europa by Lynn Nicholas, Part 2

October 10th, 2021

“Period of Adjustment: The Nazi Collectors Organize, Austria Provides, Europe Hides” In her continued series on The Rape of Europa, Eileen Treasure shares her notes and insights. Missed Part 1? You can view it here. To art professionals outside Germany, the advent of Nazism and the bizarre goings-on of its art establishment were regarded as […]

Color the Map: Regional Color Collections for Your Home

Color the Map: Regional Color Collections for Your Home

October 6th, 2021

Different regions of the country have different colors that make them unique. From the icy blues of the alpine mountains to the warm, vibrant colors of the beaches, each region has its own color palette. Just as each landscape contains different colors, so do the interiors of each landscapes’ homes. Think of the navy blue […]

Hunt Slonem: Altered States

Hunt Slonem: Altered States

October 4th, 2021

“In my Childhood I was enchanted by the White Rabbit, who leads Alice down the rabbit hole into Wonderland and an altered state. That’s always been important to me: the idea of altered states. When I am painting, I sometimes feel as though I am somewhere else, observing reality from an outside perspective.” – Hunt […]

Professor Matt Flint

Professor Matt Flint

September 26th, 2021

To say that this has been a difficult time for teachers is certainly an understatement. Our hearts are with all of the teachers and their students navigating the challenges that this global pandemic has presented, from establishing virtual learning techniques to implementing safe classroom practices. We have been so inspired to witness the efforts of […]

Horacio Rodriguez’s Radicalized Relics

Horacio Rodriguez’s Radicalized Relics

September 15th, 2021

Ceramic artist Horacio Rodriguez is known for confronting hot button political and cultural topics and transforming them into powerful, sometimes playfully ironic, works of art. The last time we spoke with Horacio Rodriguez, it was January of 2020. Quite a lot of change has occurred worldwide — politically, culturally, and otherwise — since that date. […]

Havoc Hendricks: Meet Me at the Mall

Havoc Hendricks: Meet Me at the Mall

September 11th, 2021

I love a good road trip, and driving to see an artist’s new studio is a top-priority. So when Havoc Hendricks invited me to see his new studio space, I did not hesitate. When he told me the address and where I was headed? The mall? Feelings of joy ensued. Who doesn’t love a good […]

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

September 8th, 2021

What’s in a name? Or better yet, what’s in a title? Have you ever found yourself leaning over an artwork to read the title of the piece? If you’re anything like us, then perhaps after reading the title, you’ve stood back a few steps and gazed at the piece with renewed appreciation. A picture may […]

Mahalo, Shawna Moore

Mahalo, Shawna Moore

September 3rd, 2021

Encaustic artist Shawna Moore has always been an adventurer at heart. From her frequent surfing trips to Costa Rica to her avid skiing around the Western US, Moore cannot help but imbue her work with her own sense of adventure. The fluid movement and energy of the ocean waves and powder snow melts into her […]

“Wildflowers” Artist Exhibition

“Wildflowers” Artist Exhibition

August 30th, 2021

  After the long winter, prairie meadows, desert canyons and the high alpine tundra fills with the fragrant, delicate wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain region. To see the flowers return each year, reminds us of the perpetual cycle of life. The patterns of nature and the colors of Spring appear again refreshed, renewed and buzzing […]