2018 Clay & Fiber Show
Sept. 25 – Nov. 3, 2018
RECEPTION Sept. 29 5 – 7 pm
17 area artists are showing their clay and fiber creations in the Clay & Fiber Show. In addition, Cathy Mullens, Rebecca Myers, and La Claire Skaggs are showing collections of their work in the Fuller Gallery. Read more below.
Cathy Mullens is an award-winning photographer who has been sharing her work of the nature and wildlife of Colorado for over 20 years. This show and sale will offer an opportunity for those who have admired her work to purchase an original piece for their home or office.
Rebecca Myers received her BFA from the University of Utah and MA from Arizona State University. She divides her time between her home in Colorado Springs and her cabin located outside of La Veta, Colorado. She is a retired artist-educator who specialized in the art history and humanities of world cultures. Now, she actively pursues the visual arts of painting in gouache and acrylics and handcrafting ceramics and paper in her home studio/gallery. Becoming legally blind as an adult, Ms. Myers translates her abstract perceptions of nature into creations of bold and vivid colored expressionistic art. To see examples of her work and find more information, see her website www.rebeccamyers.com.
LA CLAIRE SKAGGS
Originally from Oklahoma, LaClaire Skaggs began her journey as a printmaker while attending art school at the Houston Fine Arts Museum, while also working as a history teacher. She relocated to Huerfano County, to Pinehaven in 1992 where she continued to develop her art. “I try to convey through my art a mood, a question, a mystery, or even a doubt…For me, art is an expression of the true being – or soul – of the artist…My imagery is architectural, spatial, organic and spiritual, inspired primarily by the world of nature. I seek to convey a sense of form, energy and discipline which I gather from observations of the natural world that surrounds me.”
LaClaire and her husband Leon began volunteering at the Friends of the Arts Guild in the mid-90’s, helping to keep the Gallery open in the years just prior to the formation of the Spanish Peaks Arts Council. They have relocated to Kansas and we will miss them both. This will be the last opportunity to purchase one of La Claire’s exceptional handpulled prints.