Art is For Everyone - even Astronauts

Work from the Alamosa Family Rec Center Youth Art Program is currently on display (March- April) at Weiss Cleaners in downtown Alamosa. The work is an expression of the theme " What I want to be" and catches kids in the act of envisioning their future.
I love the fact that in a kid's world - everyone does art; everyone creates, even astronauts, hairdressers, scientists, farmers.

This is an ongoing class taught by Suzanne Greenwood, New Mexico State University graduate with a BFA in clay sculpture and herself a brilliantly creative artist.
So the call is out: send your future farmers, math minds, scientific geniuses, engineers, doctors, nurses, musical prodigies,  6- 12 yrs old - and help them create their future.
For more information about the Rec Center Youth Art Classes for Spring and Summer call
589-2105 or visit www.alamosarec.org.



February 14th was the reception for my solo exhibition
"Places and Spaces" highlighting work of the San Luis Valley.
And that big one in the photo - it has also left the building - THANKS to collectors in Kansas.

It was all so much work, but a pleasure to show in my home town - something I try to do every 2 or 3 years.  The ARTrium Gallery space, located inside our SLV Hospital is also one of the most beautiful venues in southern Colorado. I was able to show about 35 pieces during the 3 months that this show hung, and I sold over half of the work - including the one in this photo.  It was especially gratifying that buyers came to the reception from as far away as Denver and Santa Fe - and carried work home with them.
Thanks to the SLVHRMC Hospital Foundation for providing such a great ART space and one that is also enjoyed on a daily basis by doctors, nurses and many patients on their way into surgery or back to recovery. The SLV Medical Center owns several pieces of mine - as part of their permanent collection.
- another reason why I love this place. Thanks so much friends.