Ready for distribution August 1st, 2016, look out for it!
Guardian angels and saints of wood and tin.
Mara Cibis is an 80-year-old holocaust survivor living in the High Desert of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
Oils & mixed medias.
Embellished gourds & gourd musical instruments.
Karen Ahlgren is a contemporary southwest wildlife painter from New Mexico. Through the skilled use of jewel-toned watercolors, she captures the spirit and soul of her subjects. Bears, birds, wolves, deer, elk, coyotes and cougars are all part of the artistry of Karen Ahlgren. Karen Ahlgren grew up in northern California with a life long passion for animals. From spending her early summers in the forests of northern California and later living near the mesas of New Mexico, Karen developed her deep appreciation and love for the natural world. Residing in southern Mexico she became enamored of the wild colors in the native costumes, folk art and traditions. Karen finally realized her dream of living near the wilds of the woods and moved to northern New Mexico. Here her passion and connection with wild beings was nurtured by them passing through her land.
The time I spend creating is a form of meditation and the pieces I create are evidence of time well spent in communion with my self. I have taken to playing in all sorts of mediums; from the rendering of the figure, to landscapes, abstractions in wood, stone and metal and most recently mosaics. I look forward to sharing them with you. (more…)
Hi, my name is Nancy DeHerrera Crochet. I was born in New Mexico, raised in Costilla, a community tucked below the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains. As a child waking up to the majestic mountains and going to bed with our colorful evening skies, was and still is a pleasure. I have been taking pictures for many years, and finally realized I wanted to take my photography to the next level. I enrolled at U.N.M. Taos, in a black and white photo class. To say the least, it was a very empowering experience. I specialize in landscape photography, but enjoy shooting portraits, weddings, etc. I’m not just a photographer but an artist. (more…)
Jane transfers strong design skills and a lifelong interest in light into original, evocative and often humorous fused and slumped glass sculptures. This love of light gave her the inspiration to develop “light chimes”, creations that play with sunlight as wind plays with metal chimes. For Jane, light and life are synergistic. Light dances in the silence between thoughts. It invites opportunity for delight, intimacy and wonder. She loves to bend light through glass, cabochons and prisms setting a stage where it is broken into rays and rainbows as the day progresses. Each object she creates, whether intended as a window sculpture or as a three dimensional piece, reflects and transfers light and color in ever changing ways. Her experimentally crafted works use scrap glass, found materials, beads prisms and wire. Some pieces are fused or slumped multiple times to achieve the desired result. (more…)
Born in Decatur, Illinois, Lynn Kircher grew up in Saint Louis. Long past the time when the child’s artwork is relegated to the closet, Lynn dreamed of making beautiful creations in color and clay. At the age of nine, he studied the masters Michelangelo, Bridgeman and Shephard. Awarded a full scholarship to the Minneapolis School of Art as a high school student, he set his sights on art school.
Enlisting upon graduation, he joined the “kiddy cruise” and set off to Viet Nam and the promise of the GI bill. In 1969, he resumed his studies under the tutelage of John Jellico, founder of the Colorado Institute of Art. He maintained ties with this institution for the next 27 years, first as a student and eventually, as a teacher. During his time with the Institute, Lynn developed a passion for teaching. (more…)