"Material Matters" at SeagerGray Gallery...

It was so fun to see this exhibition going up at SeagerGray Gallery the beginning of the month and discovering a new artist: Liz Steketee. She had this amazing photograph and embroidery piece in multiple hoops that just stopped my heart.

Mixed media; 2018

Mixed media; 2018

Circles,  detail

Circles, detail

Circles,  detail

Circles, detail

And then on her website, I found these!

Wonder Woman, Mixed media

Wonder Woman, Mixed media

I do love a red thread.

Corinne Botz....

was recently in Hi-Fructose magazine, which is where I discovered her.  Look at these fabulously creepy photos.  I have been thinking of creating little tableaus for my dolls that I could then photograph, and these have me so excited.  

"Parsonage Parlor"

"Parsonage Parlor"

"Red Bedroom"

"Red Bedroom"

"Attic feet"

"Attic feet"

Much of her work flirts with fear and death.  You can visit her website here.

Look at these....

One of my friends and former students posted a link to her ex-husbands new work recently on Facebook.  It is astounding!  My husband and I knew Todd and my friend when we were graduate students at the University of New Mexico.  Ashley had been in my Printmaking class, and Todd may have been in my husband's photo class.  We were lucky enough to trade work all those years ago, and I still have those lovely pieces on my walls.  I would give anything to have one of these.  Please check out his website, Todd Baxter Photography, and the spread in Fast Company Magazine.  

From the series entitled "Owl Scouts" by Todd Baxter. 

From the series entitled "Owl Scouts" by Todd Baxter. 

Look at the taxidermied fox and handmade merit badges.  

Look at the taxidermied fox and handmade merit badges.  

An old friend...

I was recently in Ft. Collins, Colorado visiting my family.  My son, Dodo (my dad) and I spent several hours in Science Museum playing with all sorts of cool things.  As we were leaving, I saw a building with the words ART CENTER, across the street.  We decided to stop.  The building was the home to two different galleries: the Poudre Studio Artists and Galleries and the Center for Fine Art Photography .  The Poudre Studio Artists and Galleries were closed, and all but one gallery at the Center for Fine Art Photography were in transition.  We did see a lovely exhibition titled "Black + White 2013" and I had a moment to speak with the director.  We talked about the center, it's history and upcoming exhibitions.  She handed me a card for an exhibition that would open the day after I left, titled, "Leigh Anne Langwell: Photograms: Life Illuminated." I looked at the card and was delighted by what I saw.  Leigh Anne and I had been in the same incoming graduate class at the University of New Mexico so many years ago.  She is exhibiting the most lovely, spooky photograms I've ever seen. The work is ethereal and quiet.  If you are in Ft. Collins, please don't miss it like I did, and if you can't see it in person, check out both the Center and Leigh Anne's site.  Congratulations Leigh Anne!