Jade Leyva, 2017 Local Treasures Designee, was born in Mexico City and now makes her home in New Mexico. Her work combines influences from Magical Realism to Pre-Columbian and Postmodernism. On the surface, Jade’s work often appears whimsical, but a closer look leads the viewer into a deeper reflection on her central themes of art, love, unity, and our fragile relationship to Mother Earth. Her series of iconic women is especially intriguing and thought-provoking. Continue reading “Featured Artist: Jade Leyva”
Featured artist: Hayle Nolte and Scot Ray
Richard and I were at the Denver Arts Festival and we fell in love with the work of our booth neighbors, Hayley Nolte and Scot Ray. They transform post-consumer metal containers into beautiful art. Continue reading “Featured Artists: Hayley Nolte & Scot Ray”
Profile of Beverly Hayden, Assemblage Artist
We are at the 4 Bridges Arts Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Over the years, we have made many friends at this festival and at other arts and crafts shows. Continue reading “Featured Artist: Beverly Hayden”
A poem inspired by our booth neighbors at the Southwest Arts Festival and these Minnesotans’ wonder at the strange “pine trees” in Indio, CA.
One of the things Richard and I love about traveling to art shows is meeting other artists. Our biooth neighbors in Indio were Erik Sauliltis and Georgia of Danceprints. They are from Minnesota and made a joking comment about the strange “pine trees” in Indio. Richard was inspired to write a quick poem about this. Continue reading “Good Company”