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The Art of ArtWalk Mojo

March 29, 2011 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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Preparing for ArtWalk might sound like time-consuming, hard work for the galleries but we are having so much fun we hardly notice.  Ina few days, you will see the results of our fun.  This year’s ArtWalk begins April 1  and includes 13 different locations in Old Colorado City.  Not only canArtWalkers enjoy new collections and meet new artists at some of their old favorite spots, but also they will get to explore some new ArtWalk hosts to get the art mojo moving.

Corner Cafe, Paris by Laura Reilly

Corner Cafe, Paris by Laura Reilly

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Blown Glass by Donna Gordon

So what’s new at Hunter-Wolff Gallery? Laura Reilly has several new pieces, capturing what she is so good at— painting street scenes. If you can’t visit Paris this year, you might have to bring Paris home with you. There is nothing like springtime in Paris and her Paris street scenes will  whisk you away in a second. Donna Gordon also delivered a large collection of new glasswork— all free-flowing, fresh colors and irresistible.   Patience Heyl has been spending time working with live models and bringing the human form out of the shadows and into the light. She really makes magic happen on her canvas.  There are oodles more to explore.

Sweet Dreams by Patience Heyl

Sweet Dreams by Patience Heyl

You are going to find your own favorites and will get jazzed up on being entertained while getting hooked as an ArtWalker.   Veteran ArtWalkers can tell you, “it’s the best way to feed your soul and get your fill of creative energy.” 

Stop by between 5 pm and 8 pm, and we will have a chat about your favorites.

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A “Magic Penny” with Penny Stewart

January 8, 2011 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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Oasis, 17x17 oil
Oasis, 17×17 oil
White GOld, 16x20 oil
White GOld, 16×20 oil

Just like the song Magic Penny, there is magic in the artwork by Colorado artist Penny Stewart and I think her work inspires music. Penny Stewart is not a resident artist at the gallery but this award-winning guest artist’s work should be in every collection. For a special brief appearance, Penny Stewart is coming to Hunter-Wolff Gallery on Saturday, January 22 to exhibit her collection of magical landscape paintings.

Admirers and collectors share an intimacy with her subject and enjoy the  journey of exploration through color, form, and composition. She portrays nature at its most colorful moments and brings out subtle nuances of light and shadow to emphasize the spirit of a place. Penny Stewart is known for her tranquil landscapes and a sense of peacefulness washes over the viewer.

Not only can she capture the beauty and grandeur of the West in oil or watercolor, but also the poetic beauty of lesser-travelled places.  Inspired by rolling hills, peaceful meadows, idyllic lakes and blue skies filled with puffy white clouds, she spends hours outdoors studying nature, ever changing hues, and atmospheric conditions to capture a special mood. I expect anyone who appreciates art will experience a connection and appreciate the fine qualities of  “Magic Penny”. Can you feel the connection?

Take a closer look on Saturday, January 22 from 5:00 – 8:30 pm during Guest Artist Penny Stewart’s Opening Night. We welcome your comments and praise!

 

Valley High, 8x16 oil

Valley High, 8x16 oil

 

Evening Song, 16x20 oil
Evening Song, 16×20 oil Valley High, 8×16 oil

 

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Currents Deep and Deadly

October 31, 2010 in Art,Events | Comments (0)

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Currents Deep and Deadly in Hard or Soft Cover

Currents Deep and Deadly in Hard or Soft Cover

 I just finished reading an exciting book. (No it wasn’t about art but it was about my second favorite thing:  travel).  It is one of my favorite books that I read this year. If you love a fast-paced, action packed mystery, I invite you to meet the author, Arleen Alleman  . . . . and pick up a personally signed copy of “Currents Deep and Deadly” during the November 5 ArtWalk.  Then start reading!

 A little secret: if the name Arleen Alleman sounds familiar, it’s possible you became acquainted with her contemporary silver jewelry. Arleen was a highly popular jewelry designers before the writing bug bit her.  You are likely to hear her name more because she has some great stories to tell … starting with “Currents Deep and Deadly”.

Author Arleen Alleman

Author Arleen Alleman

 

 

This is a story you can’t put down especially if you love travel and suspense.  It is filled with nonstop action and adventure that  I couldn’t  put down after I flipped the first page. I liked the way Alleman cleverly intertwines relevant historical points and travelogue descriptions with adventure, romance, and who-done-it mystery.  This unique presentation, written from the perspective of a woman traveler, describes terrible yet wondrous events that have a profound impact on her life.

Confirmed cynic, Darcy Farthing is hiding a terrible secret until terrifying events on this month-long cruise reveal her carefully guarded past and threaten to destroy her already fragile psyche. When she unwittingly uncovers a shipboard murder plot, events soon spiral out of control. As crewmembers are murdered, she runs for her own life and battles a psychotic killer. This fictional cruise ship’s events fill the mind with “what if ….?” 

I read her personally-signed (thank you Arleen) book twice.  Once before it went to the publisher and after it was finalized. Not only did I enjoy it as much the second time (tricky girl changed the ending one me AND I LOVED IT), but I just couldn’t get off my treadmill because I had to know happened  next–-what a great way to burn those extra calories.  Hurry Arleen Alleman and finish your next best-seller, “Currents of Vengeance”.

Arleen will make a special appearance for a 3 hour book signing at Hunter-Wolff Gallery on Friday, November 5 from 5-8 pm.  You can find “Currents Deep and Deadly”  at  Amazon and all the online bookstores if you can’t make this event. 

Caution: Alleman’s action-filled book takes the reader on a journey that just might trigger a booking with your local travel agent.

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Humanitarian Efforts: Painting for Change

September 15, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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Marlene Kort Makes A Promise

Marlene Kort Makes A Promise

This past June, artist Marlene Kort and her family visited Zambia, Africa.  Zambia is a beautiful and peaceful country and home to some of the best game parks in the world.  They were excited to visit their oldest daughter who was working with orphan groups in Lusaka, to see some of the remarkable game, and to connect with locals–and how they did!

In spite of its beauty, Zambia continues to be ravaged by HIV/Aids.  Life expectancy is 38 years, 86% of Zambians live below the international poverty line of $1 a day, and an outrageous 23% of the children are orphans. Only about 57% of the children ever have the opportunity to go to school, despite their desire to learn and have a better life.

The journey started in northeast Zambia at Flatdogs Camp in the South Luangwa Valley.  The small traditional village of Mfuwe sits a few miles outside the game park. Through the efforts of conservation groups, indigenous game numbers are improving and elephant and lion populations are being restored.  From a global perspective, this is good.  However, the now protected game freely wanders beyond the park boundaries to terrorize villagers and trample what few crops survive harsh conditions.  Although tourism in the game park provides employment for some villagers, there is a high cost for living close to these dangerous animals.

50 Children One Class Room

50 Children One Class Room

Several of the safari companies have served this park for generations and take measures to give back to the community.  At Flatdogs Camp, friends are part of this effort through Project Luangwa, a fund to support conservation, education and provide micro loans to families trying to start sustainable small businesses.

For example, when one of Flatdogs’ village employees noticed how many children were wandering the streets unattended all day, he decided to take action.  Most were orphans, living on whatever food and shelter could be found.  He began a small preschool, called Chiyembekezo School, which currently provides half day school for 50 young children.  A local church lends space and one very creative teacher gets paid whenever there is enough money. Supplies consist of a single chalkboard, some small plastic chairs, and children who are eager to learn.  There are no books, toys, snacks or essential teaching aids for learning.

The Korts visited the school and spent time holding and playing with the kids and were smitten.  Smitten and convicted! In addition to giving some financial help, Marlene made a promise that as an artist she would do some “Paintings For Change.”

Hope Brings Smiles

Hope Brings Smiles

Currently, Marlene has completed three paintings reflective of the area.  Profits from these works will go directly to the Chiyembekezo School.  It takes only about $10 a month to turnaround the life of a child in Zambia through education.  Marlene says, “I  know that ultimately Zambia’s future will be best served through local leadership, so supporting education, especially by giving young children an early start, can be a tremendous investment in future changes. I would love to talk more about Zambia.  Feel free to visit with me at one of the upcoming gallery events, or for more information on these projects check out these web pages.”

http://www.projectluangwa.org/

www.flatdogscamp.com/community-involvement/

Next month, Artist Marlene Kort is contributing a beautiful acrylic grouping of ten paintings in celebration of Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s 5th Anniversary on October 1 for a silent auction.  All proceeds will benefit the children’s Chiyembekezo School in Zambia, Africa.

If you can help or know other ways to make a difference, contact Marlene or Sharon at Hunter-Wolff Gallery at www.hunterwolffgallery.com

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Call to Place Your Bid 719-520-9494

 

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Peak at the Arts Coming October 8 and 9

September 12, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

Pikes Peak Center Stage

Pikes Peak Center Stage

Don’t miss this event! Bring your friends and family to this year’s inaugural art exchange event “Peak at the Arts: Global Artists Exchange Festival” at the Pikes Peak Center in downtown Colorado Springs. On October 8 and 9, 2010, Hunter-Wolff Gallery is honored to be showcasing 12 of its top artists along with other first-class artists at the Peak at the Arts event.  Bringing such a diverse group of performers and visual artists together from Colorado Springs and Costs Rica is an event we could not pass up! From Hunter-Wolff Gallery, Laura Reilly, Janelle Cox, John Sherman and others will join me during Opening Night on October 8th and we hope to see you too.

The doors open at 6:30 pm at the Pikes Peak Center , located at 190 South Cascade Avenue, for an exciting evening of world class dance and music performances melded with visual art exhibition. Based on current ticket sales, some 4,000 art enthusiasts, sponsors and supports will witness a memorable evening with:

Kaminari

Kaminari

  • The 4 Pelos/Losdenmedium Dance Company from San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Roberto Lizano, Costa Rican Visual Artist
  • The Kaminari Japanese Taiko Drum Ensemble from Japan and Crestone, Colorado
  • The 3rd Law Dance Company from Boulder, Colorado.

Performing side by side with these companies in this unique event will be Colorado performers:

The Ormao Dance Company

Colorado Springs Chorale

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble

Quattro Mani/Colorado College

Pikes Peak Arts Council

Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado

Pikes Peak Community College

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

For the visual art enthusiast, dozens of artists’ work will be projected onto a 40 foot screen at the Pikes Peak Center Stage before the performance and during intermission along with continuous viewing on two wide screen lobby video monitors.  A select number of original pieces will also be exhibited in the Lobby for viewing and purchase.  Hunter-Wolff Gallery is exhibiting a diverse group of work by John Sherman, Janelle Cox, Marlene Kort, Laura Reilly, Don Hamilton, Katherine McNeill and Sparky LeBold.  (John Sherman is showing for the first time in Colorado Springs a 70″ w x 55″ h painting that will grab your attention).

Buy your tickets  for $10, 17 or $20.  See you at Opening Night, October 8, for an evening you won’t forget!

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Lands Near & Far — Coming Soon!

August 23, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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With twenty new paintings be prepped for hanging this coming week and new exhibit  images arriving in my email every day, it is hard to contain my excitement.  Two paintings have already been tagged for purchase without even being seen in person.  How exciting is that for the artist, Jeannie Breeding? 

You too can get in on the early selection process, just by going to our website and looking for all the new images labeled with a title that begins with “Lands Near & Far … “  These pieces will be hung next Monday, August 30 and can be viewed in person before the Opening Reception on Friday, September 3.  Breeding Collectors will have an opportunity to place their red sold button on the wall label anytime before the Opening. 

This show and exhibit could very well be our best attended show of the year – come early!  The gallery is open every day from 11 am to 5 pm and show night until 9 pm.  See you there!

Quiz:  Do you know where Tinos is located?  And how many churches do you see in this “gallery pick” painting?

 

Tinos Churches, 12x16 oil on linen

Tinos Churches, 12x16 oil on linen

 

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Lands Near & Far

August 21, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

Morning on the Yangtze, China, 24x20
Morning on the Yangtze, China, 24×20
Blue Chair, Chania, Greece 20x16
Blue Chair, Chania, Greece 20×16
Chamisa in Bloom, 9x12
Chamisa in Bloom, 9×12

With more than 20 new paintings inspired by world travel, Jeannie Breeding is extremely busy preparing for her biggest exhibit at Hunter-Wolff Gallery on September 3.  Not only is a major show of this size exciting for the gallery but it is months and months of planning and hours and hours of work for both the gallery and artist.  But is it ever worth every minute of effort!

Jeannie Breeding is one of the finest artists shown at Hunter-Wolff Gallery. Her raw talent and skilled hands are appreciated bycasual collectors, young art students, seasoned artists and many, many fine art collectors–all who are patiently waiting to see her second exhibit in two years.  “Lands Near and Far” features a variety of sizes and subject matter in oil on linen and canvas, plein air paintings and larger masterpieces inspired by trips to Spain, Greece, China and closer to home across the southwest.
Jeannie is well-known for her “atmospheric” expression and misty fog settling over a light-filled and shadowy landscape but this show also introduces some works rarely found in Breeding’s collections — street scenes with architectural accents, an abandoned bicycle, a vacant blue chair and other hints of cultural interest.
Whether a veteran collector or new to the world of fine art, this is a show you don’t want to miss.  Jeannie has clearly reached beyond her comfort zone to paint one of her most exciting shows to date.  More examples of what is coming on September 3 can be found at http://www.hunterwolffgallery.com/gallery.cfm?artistid=64.  This preview allows patrons to reserve purchases prior to Opening Night, September 3 by calling 719-520-9494.  Don’t let the one you love get away!
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Name that Painting!

May 29, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

 

"Name That Painting"

"Name That Painting"

Our summer “Teach Me Now” program is underway and includes monthly art demonstrations and weekly painting instruction.  Award-winning, visiting artist and art instructor, Don Hamilton, will be conducting a special two-hour demonstration of his oil painting technique on Saturday, June 12, from 1 to 3 pm. The gallery’s “Teach Me Now” sessions allow the audience to ask questions and learn from a hands-on approach. 

Don Hamilton is a professional artist and has been conducting workshops and classes for over 25 years.  He is an instructor for Grumbacher Art supplies and also teaches drawing and painting to young artists. Don and his wife have been teaching elementary through high school students since they started their popular KidzKreative Art Enrichment Program.

As an introduction to Don Hamilton, we are displaying several paintings including the image above which we are asking for your help to name.  So put on your thinking cap and help us find a proper title so we can offer it for sale!  Hints: the piece is 10 x 12 oil and depicts Pinon trees on a brilliant snowy day. The title selected will entitle the winner to a special gift from Hunter-Wolff Gallery. Be sure to send your recommendation, contact info  and email so we can contact the winner!

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Best of the Springs Delight

May 8, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

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BestofSprings-2010On behalf of our 30 artists, I want to thank  all our fans and patrons who keep us inspired and dedicated to bring you the best art available to Colorado Springs.   We feel honored to receive this recognition, your votes and continued support.  Being awarded the Best of the Springs 2010 means we will work even harder to bring you only the very best.   Thanks for your Vote!

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Blessed with Beauty

May 6, 2010 in Art,Artists,Events | Comments (0)

 
San Padre Island Couldscape by Laura Reilly

San Padre Island Couldscape by Laura Reilly

 

La Luna by Fran Dodd
La Luna by Fran Dodd

First Friday ArtWalk is a celebration of beauty and many blessings.  We are blessed with talented artists who dedicate hours and hours, day after day, creating beautiful works of art for our pleasure … a pleasure that can last a lifetime.

Don’t miss out on what was just delivered.  Great artwork doesn’t last long and smart buyers don’t delay.   Fran Dodd is new to the gallery but not new to collectors who have been enjoying her gifts for nearly 30 years. Fran will be thrilled to meet you and tell you about her vibrant oil and pastel paintings that are filled with excitement. Laura Reilly timed the completion of a grouping of seven 9×12 oils—all inviting and soothing, capturing the highlights of her recent trip to the Gulf coast just for Friday’s ArtWalk. Emily Kline delivered a series of miniatures, colorful little pastels of Colorado landscape and perfect for a shelf or tabletop. Janelle Cox surprised us with amazing new oil paintings that are almost magnetizing. The list doesn’t end here – we want you to come see it all for yourself.  If you think this isn’t the time to purchase an original piece of art, you could change your mind when you see what we are offering. (Think layaway too)  These artists delivered something extra special—it’s “stop in your tracks” beautiful!  Friday, May 7 – 5-8 pm! Don’t miss it!

Opera Night by J.Cox

Opera Night by J.Cox

 

Garden of the Gods at Dawn by E.Kline

Garden of the Gods at Dawn by E.Kline

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