New Schools: Fort Lewis College Seniors explore “isms” in exhibit from Durango Herald

In Durango, art students are not always exposed to the newest, most avant-garde work from the finest galleries and museums in New York, London and around the world. One will not find a fine art video or audio installation at FLC. (That may be problematic for students who want to pursue their MFAs, as new media art is everywhere.) What one will find is strong, elemental and basic design skills from the graphic students who show an eye for color, negative space and typesetting.

Edward S. Curtis: Artist or historian?

In 1895, Edward S. Curtis met and photographed Princess Angeline (1800-1896) aka Kickisomlo, the daughter of Chief Sealth of Seattle. Hers would be the first of 40,000 photographs Curtis took of Native Americans from 80 different tribes during his life. A selection of his work is now on display at The Open Shutter Gallery, and…

Beyond Beauty, Durango Herald, March 17, 2009

SITE Santa Fe exhibit pushes boundaries of aesthetics “You are here, 2008” Judith Schaechter Much contemporary art is highly intellectualized, sprouting from institutes of higher learning, embedded in a system that eschews beauty and prefers provocation. Art today is in-your-face, shocking, gigantic, but rarely is it pretty. At SITE Santa Fe, Laura Heon has curated…

Soldiers Faces

I saw Suzanne Opton’s “Soldier’s Face” billboard in Denver during the DNC. It was a powerful statement. The photographer has captured these soldier’s with their guard down. We all get to peer into their eyes and their souls. “I wanted to look into the face of someone who had seen something unforgettable.” Suzanne Opton said.…