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Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and living in Cody, Wyoming, Steve Schrepferman is inspired by the geological formations found in this part of the country. Schrepferman earned a BFA at Lewis and Clark College, and an MFA in Ceramics from the State University of New York. In 1998, Steve received a Wyoming Artist Fellowship. He recently took part in the Community Visual Arts Center Group Exhibition in Jackson, WY, and was the 2001 winner of the Purchase Award at the Governor’s Inaugural Art Exhibition. Schrepferman’s winning piece is now included in the Wyoming State Museum Collection.
“My visual sensibility is rooted in the colors, textures, and rugged forms in the landscape of the American West. I am in awe of the immense vistas and canyons and feel a strong connection to the great physical and spiritual energy of this land. These are the energies I strive to capture in my work”.
The show will be open for the next Art Design & Dine on Dec 13 th from 5-8pm. Steve’s work will be on display at Clay Paper Scissors for the month of December . The gallery is located at 1506 Thomes Ave call 307-631-6039 for more information and additional hours.
The pastel duo of Vanda Edington and Gail Watford, CAG members, will be showing their work during Art, Design & Dine at the Nagle Warren Mansion’s gallery. This year’s show will be made up of miniatures and a few larger pieces to finish off the exhibit. Expect to see a little bit of everything from floral paintings to wildlife and landscapes. Both Vanda and Gail work in an impressionist style and invite you to come enjoy an evening of their art and the hospitality of the Nagle Warren. The show opens on Art Design & Dine night November 8th with an artist’s reception from 5 till 8pm.
Words from Vanda about her art, “Creating a visual image, a communication that evokes positive emotion – first for me and then others – is what art means to me. It is the personal expression of fleeting thought, whimsy, a smile, a beautiful day. I have dabbled in art in previous decades only to move on to the more pressing elements of life. My current exploration in art began with crafting paper cards. The words and textures were received with gratitude, inspiring me to continue crafting and creating outside of a small card face. My journey in art is eclectic as I have not found one medium to confine my attention. Paper, words and textures intrigue me. Metallic, embellishment, layering, irradiance, and expressions – all capture my imagination and inspire abstract images. Painting in pastel is my current infatuation, drawing on inspiration from workshops, travel and other artists as I discover my visual voice.” vandaedington.blogspot.com
Gail Watford attended the University of Central Arkansas obtaining a BSE in Art. Through the years she has continued her education with classes and independent study at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith as well as workshops with artists Terri Lombardi, Pattie Andre’, Linda Lilligraven, Jeannie Mackenzie, Terrie Gortmaker, Mike Beeman and Jim Wilcox. Gail is on the board of the Cheyenne Artists Guild as Blog Editor and a signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado. For more information contact Gail through her website at http://www.gailwatford.com/ or her blog at http://gailwatford.blogspot.com/.
LIVE SILK PAINTING DEMONSTRATION by EDDIE MARRON at THE ANCIENT SAGE
Our featured artist at The Ancient Sage Sept 13th is Eddie Marron. Mr. Marron teaches art at Johnson Jr. High and we are so pleased that he will coming down to demonstrate his beautiful silk paintings live in the store. Ancient Sage is located at 1726 Capitol Ave. Eddie will be on hand to demonstrate and talk about his work from 5 till 8pm
I was first introduced to silk painting in 1995 while attending the University of Wyoming. My exposure to this luxurious fabric shifted my creative focus and artful thinking. The characteristics of painting silk are therapeutic for me. My studies in metaphysics and psychology have influenced my use of brilliant colors, geometric patterns, multicultural images and my own personal symbology in my work. I aim to arouse a sensation of balance and stability in my work, while at the same time creating an ephemeral presence that transcends the viewer’s experience. I’m excited to be showcasing my work at the Ancient Sage and painting here live September 13th. For those who attend you will witness why the art of silk painting is such an alluring medium. From brush and hand to dye and silk, vivid colors are absorbed by the fabric immediately. Come see how this process takes place from getting the image on the silk to a fully painted fabric.
“Most of my work is watercolor-many sizes and many shapes. The transparency allows the building of layered color and texture. I use geometric patterns to create movement and mystery. Plowed earth, crops in various stages of growth, layered mountains, forests, trees, images around Wyoming…..these are my inspiration. The painting surfaces I use are paper, prepared panels and canvas. I recently started a new process using watercolor…batik on rice paper. I’m crazy about the texture and surprises that await me at the final unveiling. How fun!! Born and raised in Wyoming, I received a BA from the University of Wyoming. Participating in art brings me great joy: painting plein air, talking to new people, receiving grand ideas and insight”. Marvie Tipsword
Marvie hails from Torrington and will be the featured artist at Artful Hand Studio & Gallery located at 302 East 1st Ave and House in Cheyenne. There will be an artist’s reception on September 13th from 5-8pm during Art Design & Dine. Marvie is a talented artist and full of personality! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet her and talk with her about her work. Additional show hours on Friday the 14th from 5-8pm and Saturday the 15th from 10-3pm.
The Nagle Warren will be exhibiting the work of 3 area photographers. The show will be on display from September 3rd through the 30th with an artist’s reception on September 13th from 5-8 during Art Design & Dine.
Don Edington, a Program manager at WYDOT, is an amateur photographer, working with a Nikon DSLR 3200. The images in the show, Three Photographers – Three Perspectives, were chosen for their vivid color and abstract shapes. The photography was taken at the Chihuly Bridge of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. Chihuly is a well know glass artist with work and exhibitions around the world. A small sculpture of glass will be priced at $4,000 and a chandelier over a million. This is your chance to have affordable Chihuly.
Tony James “I have been involved in photography for 35+ years. My first voyages in photography were primarily landscape studies. My journeys have evolved into other areas, such as floral, macro, historical preservation, textures, and fine art prints. I feel now that my work represents various elements of my photographic visions, and the public can expect to see my work as an eclectic mix of various images and ideas”
David Larsen has been an active photographer for over 50 years. In his early career, he was a Product and Marketing Manager for Pentax and Rollei cameras. Larsen taught Film and Digital Photography at LCCC for 16 years. In 2007, he founded Lone Tree Images, LLC and is now devoting his time to his own fine art, portrait and wedding photography. He is a juried member of several Wyoming and Arizona art organizations.
“My inspiration comes from the many moods of light & shadow in nature. My approach is to look, see and capture an image in a way that most people weren’t even aware existed. Sometimes, it’s a process of isolating a subtle detail or emphasizing the natural lighting to focus the viewer’s eye on a key element or it may be combining images to provide a dramatic panorama”. David Larsen
This month’s featured artist at Studio 17 is the talented Briana Barber. Ms. Barber was recently ‘discovered’ by Studio 17 proprietor, Dana Gage, who sees her work as “stanchly sentimental, through parched gray and brown hues”. Her photographs of deserted Cheyenne alleys, lonesome flowers and angry skies are a unique view seldom realized by the conventional passer-by. “Ms. Barber’s work contains dry, chalky, ghostly effects that evoke tremendous feeling and always warrant a lingering gaze.”
The Cheyenne Artists Guild is proud to feature artists Crystal Lawrence and Alberto Alcontrara. These long time dedicated members live in Laramie and will be bringing their artwork to display in the Gallery. Please plan to attend the artist’s reception on August 9th from 5:00 till 8:00 in the newly renovated space at 1701 Morrie Ave. Cheyenne. Bring your family and friends too!
Prairie Wind will be hosting artist Megan Hesser during the August 9th art tour from 5:00 till 8:00. Stop by and talk to this talented artist about her work!
I grew up on a farm in rural, north central Indiana where I found a love of photography at an early age. I would fight to get my mom’s camera from her.
I attended Ball State University where I got a Bachelors of Fine Art with an emphasis in photography. During my junior year of college I traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to study and compare our local culture to theirs. Through the use of photography and writing my seminar class produced a book in Spanish and English comparing the cultural differences between Buenos Aires and Indiana.
I studied multiple mediums during college, including drawing, metals, ceramics, printmaking, bookbinding and photography.
While at Ball State I met my husband. We were married in July of 2008. We live in Cheyenne, Wyoming with our Alaskan Malamute Kaija.
More of Megan’s work can be seen on her website at www.meganhesser.com
Thursday, July 12th from 5-8 at the Ancient Sage 1726 Capital Ave in Historic Downtown Cheyenne. This month at The Ancient Sage we will be featuring the Swedish Weaving of Pat Haberer. Stop by for some refreshments and check out these beautiful textiles and visit with Pat about the creation process. Pat will also be teaching Swedish Weaving classes on Saturday which include everything you need to make you own centerpiece.All class reservations made during the Art, Design, and Dine will receive $5.00 off the cost of the class!
Cheyenne Artists Guild member Steve Rodriguez, will be July’s featured artist. The opening reception will be during Art Design & Dine on July 12th from 5-8. Stop in to meet Steve and view his work. The Guild is located at 1701 Morrie Ave near Holiday Park.
B.A and M.A. in Art Education and Fine Arts, U. of Wyo. Retired art instructor 32 years Cheyenne Central H.S. Recently accepted into juried National Show in May, 2012 for AANC, Ft.Collins, Honorable Mention, June, 2012 show, “Celebration Of Color” CoCoA, Ft.Collins. President elect 2013 for the Wyoming Artists Association.