"Urban and Folk Tales"
Artist: Susan Blosten
Koelbel Library - West and South Galleries.
Artist's Statement: Susan Blosten presents "Urban and Folk Tales" a show of mixed media artworks. The artist uses a wide variety of materials in found objects to create street-scapes and depictions of folk tales. Past winner of the "Wide Open Whatever" at Core (Denver); "Best of Mixed Media" at Own an Original (Littleton) and "Judge's Award" at the Tactile Art Show(Louisville, CO), Blosten twice won grants to go to France from the Alliance Francaise de Denver and Paris is a favorite subject. She also won a National Endowment for the Arts grant to work with adults with profound developmental disabilities and has taught drawing to children of all ages.
Artist: Heather Ledbetter
Smoky Hill Library
Artist's Statement: As the grandaughter of horsemen, I have had a lifelong love for our equine friends. I spent most of my childhood trying to perfect drawing them. Today, I still have that love for horses and other animals, and it still carries into my artwork. Nature captivates me, just as it does for so many people. It lends itself to being recaptured on canvas, paper, in sculpture, or through the lens of a camera.
Growing up in Washington state, I fell in love with the Native American art of the coastal areas. Through the years, that same style has crept into my own art. I moved to Colorado over 18 years ago and have been hooked ever since. The animals of it's mountains and plains are now also the subject of my creative endeavors. I work most often in acrylic on canvas, and watercolor. Paint is a very freeing and versatile medium for me.
My artwork simply speaks to who I am. An animal lover, and a native of two very beautiful places. For art purchase inquiries, please contact Heather at HALedbetter@gmail.com
Artist: Vija Rogozina
Artist's Statement: Do you know that there are more neural connections in a single cubic centimeter of human brain tissue then there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy? Do you know that a human body contains approximately 100 trillion cells? Inside each cell there is a black blob called nucleus. Inside the nucleus are two complete sets of the human genome contained in 23 chromosomes. Do you know that the specific regions of the adult brain actually do grow new neurons? And most importantly, do you know that the perception of your mind is reflected in the chemistry of your body?
The deeper we look into ourselves the more spellbound by the infinite mystery and potential of our own design we become. We are truly works of the divine nature, even on the tangible neurobiological level. Our matter is quite magical, literally!
The Ancient Greek aphorism 'know thyself' is one of the Delphic maxims; it has also been one of the leading principles in Vija's life and work path. Her latest creative expression is informed by theory and practice of neuroplasticity and mindfulness, study of human consciousness and teaching practical neuroscience and meditation.