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Artists: Thomas Barlow, Joe Burleigh, Doug Casebeer, John Doyle, Mark Harris, Connie Hendrix, Michael Lindsay, Nancy Lovendahl, Susan Olsen, Tai Pomara, Lisa Singer, Sherrill Stone, James Surls
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Burleigh is a blacksmith residing in Carbondale, CO. He says that the only thing harder than naming a sculpture is trying to explain it. Burleigh loves the development process and the way things evolve from one to the next.
Casebeer’s work looks at issues that honor the spirit of human existence. Rural archetypal forms of the western landscape as well as many years of experiencing different global cultures influence him in his work. Within his work, Casebeer looks for beauty, balance and grace. He searches for meaning in the relationships between the ideas of storage, shelter, and nourishment.
Hendrix received a BFA degree from Drake University in Des Moines, IA and has enjoyed a dual career in both graphic design and fine arts. She now devotes herself full-time to sculpting, painting and teaching workshops. Her work has received national recognition in numerous publications, shows and awards and is in public and private collections across the US. Hendrix’s sculptures and paintings have been featured in numerous magazines including Women Artists in America II, Artist/USA, Who’s Who in American Art, Sculptural Pursuit, and Western Art Magazine. In the summer of 2008, she completed an angel sculpture for the 100th anniversary of the historic Marble Community Church.
Lovendahl escaped what she anticipated would be a numbing, predictable life in her childhood home of the Chicago suburbs by moving west after attending The University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Her work is mixed between large outdoor installations like public art in stone and more intimate studio works of ceramic, stone and mixed media.
Lovendahl’s work has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries and museums. She has been commissioned for public and private collections such as The Phillips Petroleum Company and included in museum collections such as The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and The Keramikmuseum in Germany. Recent exhibitions include The Quintenz Gallery in Aspen, The National Gallery in Tbilisi, Georgia and The Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver.
Olsen lives in Aspen and is an artist-in-residence at the Red Brick Center for the Arts. She is a sculptor and assemblage artist who uses natural materials and mixed media to create unique sculptures of animal, human, and abstract forms. Working with clay and found wood, she seeks to explore our natural environment and its relationship to human civilization. Over the years, Olsen has created work that emphasizes her concerns for world environmental issues and hopes to underscore that humans are not separate from the land and sea but are an integral part of the world environment and have a responsibility to be its steward.
As a local Colorado artist, Olsen shows in local galleries, art shows, and has public installations in Aspen and Grand Junction, Colorado. Her training is classical in nature and she studied fine art at both the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa. Ongoing studies include work at the Loveland Academy of Art and Anderson Ranch in Colorado, and also the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago, IL. Her career has always included teaching and she holds a Masters of Education and has taught art at the secondary and college level, most recently teaching ceramic life sculpture for 8 years at the Colorado Mountain College in Aspen, CO.
Singer’s work in sculpture is driven by a passion of combining old with new. Each piece is an entity or a personality that she comes to know in the process of creating it. Singer has great reverence for the past. In the materials she uses there is a lifting up of the old into a new light.
Stone started sculpting in 1975 under the tutelage of Leon Saulter. She continued her studies at Santa Monica College, UCLA and with Luis Montoya in Florida. She has shown in group in California and annually in Colorado since 2002. Stone has received awards in several competitions throughout the Western Slope and the Front Range and shows her work in Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada and Colorado in rotating public art programs.
Michael strives to make his work open to individual interpretation and of long-term interest to people. His belief is that what the viewer sees in a piece of artwork can change over their lifetime, regardless of the intention of the artist. Rustic, historical found objects that have a sense of history are what motivate Michael. He is inspired by the decay, and mixture of colors, the subtraction of layers that reveals the past, telling the story of the history of the object. Michael’s work has been displayed and installed in Carbondale for Art Around Town, Aspen, Colorado Springs, Miami, and Washington D.C. to name a few.
John Doyle was born in Denver Colorado and grew up in the mountains of Colorado and Idaho. He studied Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho. In 1984 he spent a summer in Alaska where he saw large scale wood sculpture for the first time. In 1989, John moved into a cabin on the back of Aspen Mountain and carved his first sculpture, a totem pole. John started carving hardwoods in 2003.
Mark Yale Harris realized his passion in the Southwest where stone carving became his life’s work beginning in the late 1990s. Harris chose sculptor Bill Prokopiof (Aleut, 1944-1999) as a mentor. Recognized Native American artists, Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache, 1915-1994), Prokopiof and sculptor Doug Hyde (Nez Perce), took Harris under their wings, generously sharing their immense knowledge, talent, and vision. Inspired by the geographical region and grounded in the wisdom of his teachers, he began feverishly creating sculpture.
Harris accessed the invaluable experience of his mentors, along with his own vision, to create an evolving body of work in alabaster, marble, limestone, and bronze, often combining different elements to bring forth a duality through creation. Over the past fifteen years Harris has continued to challenge himself as a sculptor, finding it important to continue learning and teaching. Due to his ongoing examination of the sculptural form and progress within his medium, his work continues to be widely sought after and exhibited by reputable art venues.
Harris’s sculpture has been included in 80+ solo, museum and international exhibitions out of the 250+ exhibitions outlined on his resume. 100+ publications have featured his sculpture (books, magazines, newspapers) in the past 10 years. In addition, ARTWORKinternational Inc. Press published Mark Yale Harris Figurative Abstractions in 2010 and Mark Yale Harris Untamed in 2011 as part of their Acclaimed Artist Series. As well, Mark Yale Harris, A Retrospective was published in 2006, updated and reissued in 2008. All three books document the important works created thus far in this sculptor’s career.
Current works can be found in many public collections, including: Booth Western Art Museum – Cartersville, Georgia; Herman Memorial Hospital – Houston, Texas; State of New Mexico – Ruidoso, New Mexico; Four Seasons Hotel – Chicago, Illinois; and Thompson Crossing Sculpture Park – Fort Collins, Colorado.
Furthermore, Harris’s sculpture has recently been featured at the Open Air Museum – Ube, Japan; Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art – Biloxi, Mississippi; Polk Museum of Art – Lakeland, Florida;
and The Village Green Sculpture Park – Cashiers, North Carolina. Harris’s sculpture is represented by twenty galleries in the US and UK.
James Surls is an internationally known artist and one of the most preeminent sculptors in the United States. Surls was born in Texas in where he worked and taught for many years. In 1997, he relocated to the Aspen area with his wife, artist Charmaine Locke. Since arriving in the Roaring Fork Valley, Surls has collaborated with local arts organizations on a level of national significance.
Surls’ works are often based on objects and symbols that are made to take on the shapes of human or other life forms. Expressionist in style, his tall metal sculptures stand majestically against the sky. His simplified wood pieces seem rough-hewn and naïve, cloaking his great skill as a craftsman. Surls’ work is a self- portrait, not in detail but in soul.
His wood, steel and bronze sculptures, drawings and prints, which reflect his unique sensibility to natural forms, are in major art museums and public and private collections throughout the world, including: the Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; the Dallas Museum of Art; the High Museum in Atlanta, GA; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, NY; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, and many others.
James Surls artwork has been in over 350 solo, group, museum and gallery exhibits across the world, and he has been featured in over 425 publications. For more information and images of James Surls’ artwork visit: www.jamessurls.com.
Snowmass Village, CO
Tai received an MFA of Spacial Arts San Jose State University School of Art and Design and has been an instructor of Small Scale Bronze Casting at Anderson Ranch since 2006. His work has been shown in Carbondale, Snowmass, Aspen, San Jose, Dallas, and Beijing.