Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Littleton Independence takes note of exhibition at the Littleton Historical Museum,203308?

Own an Original exhibit reaches major milestone

50th annual show held at Littleton Museum

When Littleton was building Bemis Library, there were decisions to be made about prospective gifts from the community, as well as how to plan for the art displays that were seen as an integral part of the building’s function. The Littleton Library Art Selection Committee was appointed by the city council to form policies and make decisions about art, expanding into city-wide responsibilities. It is now called the Littleton Fine Arts Board.
Among the panel’s early events was the first Own an Original exhibit at the library. It was designed to give local artists a place to exhibit their art and to offer local residents a nearby resource for buying and collecting original artworks.
On Nov. 19, the 50th annual Own an Original opened at the Littleton Museum — a considerably more sophisticated collection of works, submitted by artists throughout the metro area. A total of 305 works were submitted for jurying by 107 artists. Realist and abstract visions appear — along with points in between, such as Littleton artist Michelle Lamb’s carefully crafted sculptures of mythical animals.
Prominent Denver sculptor Reven Marie Swanson, who has public art pieces in local parks, was the 2015 juror and she selected 65 pieces by 52 artists for the exhibit. (Curator Teri White said 48 new artists entered this year’s competition.) There are more three-dimensional works than in previous years, which gives the exhibit a lively appearance.
The Best of Show award winner is in fact one of those three-dimensional pieces. It’s an airy-looking mixed media mobile called “Shifts in the Wind” by Mattie O, who was not able to attend the opening reception. She also had her “Zen Mobile” included in the show. Both float above viewers and dance in the air as they walk through the gallery.
First place winner was Heidi Rounds for a remarkable drawing called “Pull.” The man’s eyes follow one around the gallery. Second place went to Tomiko Takeda of Highlands Ranch for her oil painting, “Shadows — Reflections of Life” (she was top award winner in Lone Tree’s recent Art Expo). Robert Gray, also from Highlands Ranch, won third place with his brightly colored acrylic image of a fly fisherman, “The Cast.”
The juror also exhibits a trio of butterfly mobiles created in cast glass and steel, which deliver an environmentalist’s message to the world. (Near the gallery entrance.)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Nome Park Project is getting ready to launch

Aurora artist Reven Swanson tabbed to sculpt a new future for Nome Park

“It’s really hard for local artists to make their way in the local market, because sometimes they often aren’t taken very seriously — I can’t tell you how many times someone has told me to check out this piece that they’ve just bought from an artist in Santa Fe,” she said. “It’s exciting to work in something with a sense of coming home."

20151116-Nome Art-Aurora, Colorado

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Lovely Pair of "Flying Cranes" at their New Home.

Yes!  It's like they were meant to be.  The two pairs stand gracefully above the intimate garden space.  See more details on the 'Garden Sculpture' page.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A sneek peek!

A new installation for Eyes of the World Optical will include 100s of casted glass butterflies.  Positioned on wire balls and bearings, the glass creations will spin from a suspended cable.

It's a conversation about our relationship to the natural world.  Butterflies play an enormous role in our ecosystem, offering balance.  The use of household pesticides and lawn chemicals are significantly effecting their appearance on our planet.  We CAN make a difference as an individual, by deciding one person at a time, to stop the use of harmful chemicals.

Sculpture installation at the Arvada Center

Opening October 17, "Sculpture Unbound" will feature some new works by Colorado artist.  MINE is one of them.  It's such a treat to be in the field with the best of the best at the Arvada Center for the Arts!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Museum of Outdoor Art Newest Acquistion!

And it just so happens to MY SCULPTURE!

"Uncomplicated Moon"
This sculpture was built in 2007 as part of an installation in Long Island, Huntington, NY.  I was invited to create an installation for an entire park.  It was a seasonal installation that included seven pieces call the "Moon Creature Forest".  This is the last remaining sculpture of the series to be sold.

The sculpture is located next to the ticket box office of Fiddler's Green.

Here is an images of the original proposal in 2006. I used an image of the Snowy Range I capture on a bike ride traveling from Cedar Rapids, IA to Denver, CO.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Longmont Museum Opens it's doors!

Here's a link to the Longmont Times article about the re-opening of the Longmont Museum in Colorado.  It's a beautiful space... with sculpture on the lawn.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It's Official!!

There's a new sculpture in the permanent collection in St. George, UT.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Eyes of the World, Washington Park location

Eyes of the World in Washington Park is moving... 25 steps to the north.

That means a lot of work for the studio.  Take a look at the project page to see the new desks being built and ready for powder coating.  Artwork will be a big part of the space and will start the "Orange Moon"