Archive for October, 2011

Helping PTSD With Heart

October 18, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Art Glass,Artists,Colorado,Events,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Marlene Kort,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings,PTSD | Comments (0)

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Artist Marlene Kort & SSgt. Anthony Ngo Devote a Day Fundraising

Success!  Thanks to the many supporters of a newly started fundraiser “Plates & Palettes” in Old Colorado City for combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD.

It’s exciting to witness so many caring people who want to give. In spite of difficult economic times, people find ways to help others.
It was easy for me to jump on board to support this small organization with a big dream. They have limited funding and a goal to take a results-driven program national.  This group of caring Coloradans recognizes the need for a solution, other than drugs, for our combat heroes when they have nowhere to turn for help with PTSD.
Anyone who has lived with this disorder knows how effective therapy can be because drugs are not always the answer.  Art therapy is an effective tool.  I am excited to be part of this effort and hope you too will consider helping this cause.  This is neither a government funded nor a national program (yet) and relies on private contributions to support material needs and costs associated with running a dedicated art therapy program.
Hunter-Wolff Gallery will continue to support the program however we can.  During October, we are offering the opportunity to purchase beautiful blown glass hearts for the cause.  Every heart sale makes a difference—to the many combat heroes and their families.
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Helping Combat Vets Get Art Therapy for PTSD

October 9, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Art Glass,Artists,Colorado,Events,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

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Donna Gordon Glass Collection Hearts

I love my life as an American and think you probably do too.   This would be a different world without the men and women who serve our country in a uniform. I’m talking about our military forces here and abroad.  Those who serve in combat know their life is at risk but few think about the effects of trauma when they return home.  We are grateful when they come home to us but are not always prepared for the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  It’s real and it isn’t always addressed until too late.

The Wounded Warriors, Colorado Springs, foundation has partnered with Aspen Pointe to help our combat veterans through Art Therapy.  It’s an effective method of therapy and we are here to support this fine group of caring friends in any way we can.  We are reaching out to you too to help us raise funding for this important cause and help those in need of our help.

During the Month of October sales proceeds from our Donna Gordon Blown Glass heart collection will be donated to the program to show our gratitude.  In addition, on Sunday, October 16 from 1-5 pm we are participating in a fun afternoon of food, demonstrations and a silent auction.  Proceeds from the day and silent auction will also help this important program.  We hope to see you here and look forward to receiving your help.

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A Rose for You

October 8, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

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The Rose, 4x6

How does one explain the ability of a self-taught painter like Clifford T. Bailey?

It is like trying to explain the beautiful voice of 9-year-old Jackie Evancho.
It’s simply exciting to find these wonder-stars.  They are gifts we are lucky to receive. Like Jackie, Clifford Bailey quickly became one of my favorite artists. The fact that he is self-taught just amazes me.  His small still life works are reminiscent of the Old Masters in their technique with contrasting dark and light tones.  At Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s Anniversary event last evening, his small collection of perfectly rendered apples and pears created a stir along with his landscapes.  Everyone just loved his work. Now he is finishing another new painting of  a flawless single rose to add to the collection.  What will he do next?
If you love small paintings, he has several 4×6 and 5×7 framed still life works along with 8×10 landscapes you might consider.
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Really Hot Stuff

October 5, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Art Glass,Artists,Color,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City | Comments (0)

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From the Furnace to Home

Have you ever watched a surgeon perform a procedure and thought, “wow that looks fun”.  Maybe you even thought it looked easy.  That is how I felt when I watched Donna Gordon at her Colorado hot shop create a beautiful vase.  This was not my first visit and I expected to be uninspired seeing her work again since I’ve watched the process before several times.  Wrong.  She is amazing and glass blowing is incredibly difficult, labor intensive and VERY HOT. Aside from the intense heat, I thought maybe this time I would try one or two of the steps she performs but decided not to interfere with her rhythm.  She moves to and fro from the furnace to the glory hole, to the bench, to her torch, to her table for more colored frit and back to the glory hole. Like a dancer not missing a step.  I think I will just leave the glass blowing to the experts like Donna Gordon.

The Donna Gordon Glass Collection is refreshed with new work regularly.  She just finished blowing several dozen hearts for our October fundraiser to support the Wounded Warrior Art Therapy program.  Stop by and pick out your favorite color; they make great gifts and will make you feel great about yourself for helping our combat vets seeking help through Art Therapy.

Hearts to Support Wounded Warriors

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The Secret’s Out

October 3, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

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We’ve been excited before when we discover an artist we think you should know about. But, there is something different about our latest discovery, Clifford T. Bailey. I only met him two days ago and I already have told dozens of friends and you too need to see this accomplished artist’s work.  He’s not your average or just above average artist-—-he’s what every artist hopes to accomplish.  Great. Sometimes it takes time to get out the good news but as soon as art-lovers see his work, it won’t take long.

While getting out the word and showing his current offerings at Hunter-Wolff Gallery, you can expect to see and hear more about Clifford T. Bailey regularly.  He’s been painting for nearly 40 years but tucked away up in Greeley Colorado.  We are now unleashing the secret that Greeley has been keeping for years. Here’s a sampling of what we just hung on the wall and based on two days of interest from visitors, we expect he will have to get busy to paint more pieces for us soon.

 

 

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