Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Elizabeth Kinahan

Elizabeth Kinahan is a representational oil painter depicting the flora and fauna of the American west. Through passionately rendered images, she exposes the soul of each subject, and reflected within it, the soul of mankind. The work thereby creates an implied narrative, with animal as storyteller, and where man is at once hero and villain. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the College of Saint Elizabeth in 2004. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively throughout the southwest and the east coast, and can be found in numerous collections across the United States, Australia and the Middle East. She is a co-owner of Studio & Gallery, in downtown Durango, Colorado, and works to support efforts to rescue and protect both wild and domesticated animals.

Elizabeth  Kinahan - Sunny
Sunny | Oil on Canvas
10 x 10 inches | $575 

Elizabeth  Kinahan - Sellers_ Holsteins
Sellers' Holsteins | Oil on Canvas
12 x 24 inches | $900
Elizabeth  Kinahan - Louisa
Louisa | Oil on Canvas
10 x 10 inches | $575 

Excited by Elizabeth's work? Check more out on Galleryflux.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Meditation Workshop with Monica Rao

Monica led participants in a powerful guided meditation and energy healing session. Participants learned how to bring their awareness into the present moment by tuning into their bodies.

Ultimately, Monica aimed to help our attendees alleviate themselves of stress, anxiety and illness, so they could find their inner gifts and bliss.

We were honored to host this event and heard quite a bit of positive feedback from our attendees. Stay in touch with us to learn more about future workshops with Monica.

Monica Rao, MSA has been a meditator for more than twenty years. Originally trained in Mumbai India, Monica has a private practice in which she works as a meditation coach/life coach and an intuitive energy healer. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Art Talk: Cri Kars-Marshall

Mycelium: Mushroom's Gift to Artists

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cri Kars-Marshall shared her excitement about an uncommon medium for some of her recent art—a primordial substance with novel uses. Mycelium, the underground network of thread-like fungal cells of mushrooms, is lately attracting attention not just of scientists and engineers impressed with its flexible practical uses. Mycelium is also of growing interest to a range of American and European artists working in sculpture, photography, textiles, leather, architecture, wood, interior design, and even abstract painting.

Samples from recent experiments with mycelium

Because I've stumbled across something new, the potential uses of mycelium. I'm convinced it's something we'll hear more about in the coming decades. Some people call it the plastic of the future. And I think all of us, especially artists, may want to know about this. For some time now I've been interested in hunting for wild mushrooms. We've just had morel mushroom season, and it was a great year for finding lots of them. When in August last I saw in my neighbors yard, a huge growth of oyster mushrooms I got excited. I asked if I could take some pictures and take a small piece home. This started a wonderful afternoon of taking pictures with my Iphone; I first held them up to the sun, and then took them inside, and setup a lamp in my studio to take more images. At the end of the day I realized that the mushrooms wouldn't last for very long in my studio, and I cooked them up for dinner; but I also decided to learn more about how to grow them, so I wouldn't have to wait for another season to make more photos. I didn't realize that this decision would include a whole new discovery about using mushroom mycelium as an art medium.
Guests handling samples and asking questions about Cri's process

Take a look at this video to hear Cri's full talk.  

Friday, May 5, 2017

C O N T E M P O: Reception Recap

Despite the rain last night, our reception was a lively one! We welcomed a handful of featured artists, their friends and family, plus our loyal supporters. We appreciate each and every one of you for making the effort to see this fantastic show. 

C O N T E M P O features over 20 artists with abstract works in an array of surface textures, colors, mediums, and different sizes! The work is a fresh introduction to Spring and showcases new talent that will stop you in your tracks. 

There is something special about abstract art in that it speaks to each individual in a different way, telling a story that may not be explainable. Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.

Julie Burleigh
Oil & Cold Wax24 x 30 inches
Charles SthreshleyLotexSteel, glass40 x 30 x 21 inchesCALL FOR PRICE
Bob Worthy
Summer Crop
Oil and Cold Wax on Panel
8 x 10 inches
Cri Kars-Marshall
Underwater Jumble
Bisqued Stoneware & Marble-Dust Cement
13 x 11 x 14 inches
Laura Goetz
Acrylic Multimedia
16 x 20 inches
Monica Rao
Royal Falls
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 24 inches
Patte Ormsby
Filter; Polygon
Spray Enamel, Composition Gold Leaf, Patina
40 x 40 inches

If you haven't had a chance to see this beautiful work, please feel free to stop by and see us! Or check out the full body of work HERE.

Participating Artists
Meredith Bond, Julie Burleigh, Jessica Cannon, Karen Ching, Laura Goetz, Kathleen Hall, Sarah Hurst, Sue Jachimiec, Cri Kars-Marshall, Emma Knight, Carol Meese, Lisa Neher, Patte Ormsby, Janie Pinney, Estelle Porter, Nol, Putnam, Monica Rao, Lynda Ray, Karthika Solai, Charles Sthreshley, Ronald J. Walton, Deborah Weiss, Laura E. Williams, Kathleen Willingham, and Bob Worthy