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You Cannot Hide

May 8, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Colorado,Events,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Map | Comments (0)

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Hunter-Wolff Gallery

Visit Hunter-Wolff Gallery

Friday a customer from California called to have a purchase express mailed overnight for a Saturday delivery.

What amazed me was the story he shared with me about his visit to our gallery and then trying to recall the information he needed after he returned home to contact us. He had misplaced our business card and other hand-out materials with our contact information.

Once he made a decision to purchase a beautiful necklace, he called a family member for the name of our street in Colorado Springs, and then used the satellite mapping system on Google to “walk” down our street until he found our store front. Above our windows and on the windows is the name of our gallery. After “walking” down W. Colorado Avenue and recognizing our storefront, he was able to easily find our website and contact information.

If you forget our name, Hunter-Wolff Gallery, you can take a “walk” and stroll down Colorado Avenue until you see our store front with the royal blue awning and red and gold sign above the windows. Try it. It’s fun. I’ll be at the door waving to you to come inside!

Welcome to Hunter-Wolff Gallery

Welcome to Hunter-Wolff Gallery

 

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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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Laughing Mango: Do you eat it or wear it?

November 16, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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LM_Logo_tnWhat’s a “Laughing Mango” ?  It happens to be the quirky name of a beautiful line of playful jewelry by the not-too-serious designer, Holly Wiese.  However, Holly is serious about business but like the jewelry she designs and the lampwork glass beads she makes, Holly is joyful, colorful and a little zany.  What she is not is a jewelry-making hobbyist.  She is a highly focused designer, expert lampworker, skilled jewelry maker, and founder of Laughing Mango Design–a catchy name you just can’t forget.  With an entrepreneurial spirit, she turned her dream into a well-managed working studio with a small team of bead-makers who produce Laughing Mango designs to the exact specifications and quality standards set by Holly and appreciated by collectors. 

Lollipop Bracelet

Lollipop Bracelet

Neck Lollipop,Fruit SaladThe Laughing Mango glass beads are vibrant and bold in solid or patterned colors.  Some are smooth and inviting to the touch while some textured beads contrast to the flat smooth surfaces for added exploration.  Her colorful collections are top of the line and found in art galleries, jewelry stores and museum gift shops from Martha’s Vineyard to Sonoma, California and more than a dozen cities in between.

 

If you have not yet collected this colorful, candy-like beaded jewelry, you don’t know what you are missing.  Pair Laughing Mango with your casuals and more formal wear – you may be surprised how it makes you feel a little giddy—like a Laughing Mango?

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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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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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Mission Accomplished

July 21, 2010 in Art | Comments (0)

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Ann Leago, Event Planner

Our Newest Staff Member, Ann Leago, Event Planner

Offering art work that exceeds expectation isn’t the only thing on my mind 24 hours a day

When someone walks through my door or speaks with us via the telephone or email, I’m thinking about how I can make this a memorable experience for that person.  My staff and I take great pride in delivering high quality work but creating a pleasant and professional environment for a delightful buying experience is just as important.

What does that mean? It simply means following good business practices and following through with excellent customer care.  Offering a great environment that is comfortable and managed by a staff who understands the importance of excellent customer care is high on my list.  When customers meet my staff, they feel the same way I do about these top-notch professionals the instant they are greeted with, “hello, welcome to Hunter-Wolff Gallery  . . .” We serve clients with sincere interest, good listening skills, and a desire to fill requests—even when we don’t have what is desired.  Just ask the mom who came in with her tearful 8 year old son whose dog just ate his stuffed, toy buffalo. Of course, I don’t sell stuffed animals or children’s toys but that didn’t stop me from finding out who did. I immediately called another store nearby who I knew carried little, stuffed animals and hopefully a buffalo.  Guess who was my happiest customer that day?  Yes, little 8 year old Colin.

Every day we are presented with opportunities to exceed expectations. And every day we are ready at Hunter-Wolff Gallery with experts who are eager to discuss, explain, educate, and find ways to meet your art (or stuffed animal) needs. We hope you will stop in soon to meet Marlene Kort, an accomplished pastel artists and superb customer care-giver on most Tuesdays.  Then come back on Wednesday and meet our new Event Planner and gallery representative, Ann Leago, who will serve and welcome you with an eagerness and warm smile that is hard to match.

Marlene Kort working on another great pastel painting

Marlene Kort working on another great pastel painting

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Walking the ArtWalk

May 5, 2010 in Art | Comments (0)

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Mardi-Gras Memories

Mardi-Gras Memories

Why do so many people come out for ArtWalk?

It’s fun. It’s free. It delivers surprises. And, you are guaranteed to satisfy your itch for great art! The ArtWalk galleries schedule important art releases and introductions to new artists typically in time for ArtWalk, and who would want to miss that?  Sometimes you can get a sneak peek preview of the new collections by stopping in a day or two before ArtWalk if you can get away from work or family commitments. 

 

Most art districts, including ArtWalk presented by Ent Business Banking in Old Colorado City, schedule their event for the first Friday of every month.  It’s easy to remember.   Repeat ArtWalkers say it’s a great way to start the weekend and wind up their workweek.  For 2-3 hours, art-goers stroll in and out of the participating galleries and can seek out artists for conversation.  At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, we always have 5 or 6 artists (with name tags) to meet visitors and answer questions.  We hold demonstrations too. One of last month’s local visitors said, “I really look forward to the first of the month and coming with my friends to discuss art with the artists.  What a great way to become more informed about trends and see how art is created.”

 

If you love art and haven’t been to ArtWalk, stop in and find out what you have been missing.  May 7 is another special ArtWalk evening at Hunter-Wolff Gallery — we are introducing a new artist, Fran Dodd. Her work is uplifting and cheerful and we look forward to sharing some cheer with you!  Mark down the date – May 7 from 5-8 pm.  Let us know about your experiences at ArtWalk, too.

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The Secret to Great Art

February 14, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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JeannieBreeding

Jeannie Breeding at Work

Representing Colorado artist Jeannie Breeding is an honor and owning her work is a privilege. I explore the work of hundreds of artists year after year but few move me the way Jeannie Breeding’s work does.  Aside from her continued success as an artist and growing collectors, she brings more than a unique style and skill to her paintings.  Her work is all about emotion and awakening the senses.  This is what makes art great.

When art enthusiasts come across her work in my gallery, they stop dead in their tracks and there is silence … then an explosion of praise. Always the comments are about how her work makes the viewer feel. For those who appreciate her level of her expertise, making a decision to add a Jeannie Breeding painting to their home becomes necessary.

 

Canyon View

Canyon View

Chamisa in Bloom

Chamisa in Bloom

Colorado Morning

Colorado Morning

May Morning

May Morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

She transports onlookers to far-away lands and places them on the spot where she once stood, in the warm morning light or at location that feels so real it reaches into ones soul.  You can “feel” the moist air on your skin or the cool fog whisking across your face. Her work makes me feel alive and in awe of the beauty our planet offers.

You can see some of Jeannie’s work on our website, but you will experience something moving and delightful when you stand in front of her work. She just completed several 9×12 plein air paintings of Colorado landscape when the chamiza is in full bloom and the morning light is perfect.  We hope you stop in to experience what her collectors already know.  It’s an experience you won’t forget.

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