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Collin Parson

May 23rd, 2020

Collin Parson is a visual artist from our very own Denver, Colorado. He received a bachelor of fine arts in theater design and technology, with emphasis in lighting and scene design from CU Boulder. He went on to earn a master in arts in visual culture and arts administration from Regis University. He’s a former member at Pirate Contemporary Art and held an artist residency at RedLine Denver. Parson’s style was shaped not only by his formal training, but his upbringing as well. He comes from a family of artists and is the son of sculptor Charles Parson. From a very young age, he was... Read More

Elsa Sroka

March 14th, 2020

Elsa Sroka is a Colorado native from a large family that shares the love of art and design. Mostly self-taught, Elsa continues to fine tune her skills and experiment with the constant flow of new ideas. After a previous career spanning three decades, she forged ahead into the art world and never looked back. This seemed like an obvious natural progression, as she had always practiced art in various ways. Elsa has been taking more time and putting more thought into why she paints, what she does, and what really sparks her creativity. She is hoping to expand her current bodies of work. Cows have... Read More

Carmen Richards

March 7th, 2020

Carmen Richards was born and raised in the Carolinas and began her creative career as a textile designer. Upon moving to Denver in 2011, she began working with Project Worthmore, a local non-profit that provides programs which foster self-sufficiency for refugees, founding their annual art show and fundraiser, Our Neighbors Ourselves. Her personal artwork has since aimed to bring more awareness to various social and environmental issues and inspired her to become part of other artist communities with similar visions such as ZEEL and RedLine. Recent projects include a growing collection of self-portraits... Read More

Francine Campone

February 29th, 2020

Francine Campone was born in Brooklyn, New York in the 1950s and lived in New York City until 1992. Her grandparents—a seamstress and a tailor—taught her how to sew, and her mother taught her how to knit. She used these early lessons in the intended utilitarian ways until, a few years ago, she encountered Debbie New’s Unexpected Knitting. That introduction, followed by Knitting Art, by Karen Searle and Experimental Textiles, by Kim Thittichai, opened her eyes to new possibilities for stitch. Campone is on a self-directed journey of learning in this new arena, through workshops, studying the... Read More

Jared Steinberg

February 8th, 2020

Jared Steinberg was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in studio art and continues his learning path through the Art Students League of Denver, the Scottsdale Artists’ School, and the Watts Atelier of the Arts. He works in the River North Art District known as RiNo. “I have always had a natural inclination and ability to draw since I could pick up a pencil. About ten years ago, I sought to expand my talent to be able to intentionally put ideas from my mind to canvas. The whole experience has given me a greater artistic vocabulary... Read More

Kim Roberts, MA

February 1st, 2020

Growing up in DC, and later as a student in Paris and London, Kim gravitated to art museums as if to a place of worship, or a source of nourishment. While earning a Master’s degree in Psychology from Naropa University Kim developed an obsession with Ashtanga yoga and Buddhist meditation. After working for years as a psychotherapist, she then spent spent the better part of 15 years living in South and Southeast Asia leading retreats that offered contemplative practice, psychology and creative process as tools for personal growth. She maintains a small private practice of online counseling clients. She... Read More

Heidi West

January 25th, 2020

Heidi West currently lives and works in Denver, CO and is a fourth-generation native of the state. Her work is inspired by the majesty and beauty of the natural world and the story that environment writes on our hearts and lives. She holds a bachelor of fine arts from Colorado State University and is licensed to teach K-12art & elementary education in the state of Colorado. She currently teaches kindergarten at Aurora Public Schools. “There is an inextricable link between the people we become and the land we inhabit. My work is about environmentalism. I do not mean environmentalism in terms... Read More

Ariella Asher

January 13th, 2020

Ariella Asher received a bachelors in fine arts from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2017. Originally from Tallahassee Florida, she moved to Denver by the way of Atlanta while working professionally in the music industry. Her diverse, mosaic-like identity can be seen in her work. With an American mother and Iraqi-Jewish father who immigrated from Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine, much of Asher’s work touches on post/neo-colonial theory, globalization, pop culture, isolationism, art history, and various other contemporary social topics. She is currently working on a new collection of... Read More

Leslie Jorgensen

January 4th, 2020

Leslie Jorgensen is a visual artist from Salida, CO. Her paintings are inspired by her adventures hiking, skiing, and biking around the state. She captures the natural beauty of the outdoors with her vibrant color pallets and breathtaking landscapes. Perhaps her work will inspire you to do some exploring of your own. Jorgesen has been featured in many publications, including Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine and on the cover of Colorado Central. She’s taking part in an upcoming group exhibition at the Curtis Center in Greenwood Village. The show is titled MTNS, and includes twelve... Read More

Cal Duran

December 21st, 2019

Have you ever had a dream that felt as if it were real? Do you feel the earth guide you to something that feels right? Have you felt a portal of some distant reality existing alongside of us? Art has been a portal to channel my indigenous ancestors, where I slip under an emotional spinning vortex of creation. The makers of my blood flow through me. I channel the artisans, craft-makers, mud-dwellers, star-makers, dream-weavers and earth, brothers and sisters, the ones who paved the way and forged the path. My work carries spirit and my truth is in everything I create. I grew up in Colorado,... Read More