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Photography For Jon Levy Is Both Art And Craft

“I wake up every morning an hour before sunrise, to be outside 15 minutes before sunrise with the Sony,” says photographer Jon Levy. The “Sony” he’s referring to is the Alpha 1, Sony’s flagship camera.  “I mainly go to the local parks – Belmar, the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, Main Reservoir in Lakewood. I find each

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Everything’s An Opportunity For Lori Ann Levy-Holm

“All painting is an abstraction,” says Wheat Ridge artist Lori Ann Levy-Holm, who teaches for the School of Botanical Art and Illustration at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  “My interest is not necessarily driven by subject matter but driven by the abstraction of light, color, shape, form and storytelling. I love animals, I love people, I

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‘Art Is Where My Passion Is’ – Pastelist Ken Lutes

“Making art is something intrinsic in human nature,” says pastelist Ken Lutes. “Cave drawings tell us that people have always made art. It’s essential to our spiritual makeup to have a way to express how we feel about life.”  Lutes says his style is “Impressionistic, leaning toward realism. I look at concrete events affecting my

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Art In The Barn Moves Wheat Ridge Closer To Being A Hub For Artists

Art in the Barn was really an extension of the many events and programs meant to highlight artists and increase awareness of art. The Barn event was actually a “gala”-styled evening with only 100 tickets being sold and artists having to qualify their art in order to participate in the silent auction. Set in a

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New 40W Arts HQ: A Little Grit, A Little Glitter

“Colfax Avenue has always been critical to our mission,” says Liz Black, executive director of 40 West Arts District. The move from their old location at 1560 Teller St. to the new building at 6501 West Colfax “is going to be really critical to the next five-to-ten years for the district, and even beyond that.”

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Art in the Barn – June 11th

Join us for a wonderful evening of music, art, food and community at “Art in the Barn” on Saturday, June 11th at 5 Fridges Farm. Featuring artwork from: Bruce Beck Carolyn Doran Alex Hinst Nancy Johnson Theresa Joyce Mickey LaFave Lori Ann Levy-Holm Sina March Vicki Metz Danny Mey Julie Midyett Michael Morten Shirley Nakamoto

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Mickey La Fave’s Art Is All About Color

“What draws me is super bright colors – what the eye does not actually see,” says artist Mickey La Fave. “Color is my whole thing. I couldn’t use a brown to save my life.”  La Fave’s paintings employ vivid colors to accentuate her subjects. She uses hydrus watercolors that come in a glass bottle because

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Art Workshops Provide Motivation For Shirley Nakamoto

Every artist can tell you what inspired them to begin drawing or painting, and Wheat Ridge Art League (WRAL) member Shirley Nakamoto is no exception.  “When I was little, I liked to draw from Walt Disney comic books,” she says. “I remember drawing Bambi and Dumbo, the Seven Dwarfs, and Lady from ‘Lady and the

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Ceramic Sculptor Tim Tindle’s ‘Found’ Creations Inspire Stories

The gnomes and creatures that inhabit Tim Tindle’s ceramic sculptures are sparked by his two young daughters’ imaginations. Tindle calls his style “narrative sculpture.” “The pieces are like found objects that make you wonder, ‘What’s behind that door?’ You look at it and your brain starts making up stories. “Like a knot at the bottom

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Judy Miranda Puts Life Into Her Images

“Whenever I walk into my studio, wherever it might be, I bring all of my past into it,” said Wheat Ridge Art League member Judy Miranda. With photographs and paintings beautifying most of her wall space, that statement comes to life when touring her home.  During a recent visit to Miranda’s home studio, this writer

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