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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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A Glass Act

October 23, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Glass shimmers and shines, sparkles and twinkles.  It has a life of its own.  When an artist combines a painted scene with these  attributes, there is magic.  And, the artist who makes magic like no other glass artisan is Gary Vigen. He begins with sheets of stained glass with swirls, streaks and wisps of color running through the glass, for the perfect combination for his landscape overlay.  After selecting the glass which becomes the background, foreground and focal point of his work, he “paints” a peaceful scene of trees, fences, and birds—just the right elements for his magical pieces.

Gary is an accomplished sketch artist and draws/paints with precision to layer on the colors, layer by layer.  Each layer is fired in his kiln to permanently fuse to the sheet of stained glass, cooled and ready for the next layer of color until the process is complete.  Here are the results of some of his incredible work.  We currently have 28 pieces of Gary’s work displayed from 3” x 4” pieces framed for a big picture look to large 20” x 10” paintings, double-matted and framed for a major-Wow wall hanging.

High Country Wilderness

High Country Wilderness

There isn’t a room that can’t display these magical pieces, in a grouping or  as a single focal piece—they are easy to display and require little care other than a dusting and secure location.   We hope you will consider something different in your art collection that will keep your guests asking questions about your findings.  We think Gary Vigen’s stained glass paintings are a class, glass-act!  What do you think?

A Dramatic Start

A Dramatic Start

A Slight Change of the Weather

A Slight Change of the Weather

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Dazzling Raku

October 17, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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DSC_4698I am a believer in timing is everything or almost everythingAnd, it is time husband and wife potter-partners, Curt and Robyn Elliott, made their debut to the world.  These two very talented artists have been methodically working their clay, developing new designs and glazes for years primarily in their home territory while quietly offering their wares to family and friends and a short-list of pottery collectors.  That is until they joined Hunter-Wolff Gallery!  There will be no more soft introductions for Curt and Robyn. 

Whether an avid collector of pottery or not, if you love the feel and look of pottery, you will have to explore their collection.  This is a discovery you don’t want to miss. We are quickly building a beautiful collection of Raku vessels with unique-glazes, shapes, and colors.  It is amazing what four hands, two sets of eyes and two creative minds can deliver together.  If you happen to be travelling and flying to or from Colorado Springs Airport, be sure to take a moment to see the two display cases featuring Curt and Robyn Elliott’s Raku pottery, then hustle over to Hunter-Wolff Gallery with your comments and an opportunity to touch the pieces we have on display.  Each piece is exquisite work and the perfect accent for whatever you enjoy collecting.  You might even be moved to pick up a peice for a gift.

Tell us what you like about their pieces … the horse-hair glazes, the textured coppery shades of blue, violet and red that sparkle and glitter, or some other appealing feature?

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