Local artists exhibiting work at Denver art fair
May 24, 2007
DENVER ” The works of local artists, including John Hudnut, Todd Powell and Mary E. Staby, will be on display for the 9th annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival during Memorial Day weekend at Denver Pavilions, at 16th and Glenarm.
The event will showcase the work of more than 125 Colorado visual artists producing representational and non-representational artwork in painting, sculpture, drawing, pastel, printmaking, mixed media, jewelry, glass, ceramics, computer, wood, photography and fiber. It is the only major event to feature Colorado artists.
For more information regarding the Downtown Denver Arts Festival, contact Jim DeLutes at (303) 330-8237 or visit http://www.downtowndenverartsfestival.com.
Tamera Seevers ” Ostrich Egg Carver
Seevers carves intricate scenes, such as hummingbirds sipping nectar, snow crystals forming intricate patterns, a majestic elk standing in an aspen grove, into the thick shells of ostrich eggs.
Brian Keller ” Egg Tempera Artist
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Egg tempera is paint made with egg yolk, water and powder pigment and is one of the oldest mediums. Keller is drawn to the paint’s natural luster, clarity and precision.
Adam Homan ” Sculptor
Homan is one of the premiere fantasy sculptors in the nation and his work is included in the collections of Pixar Animation, Industrial Light and Magic and Clint Eastwood.
Edith Tanner ” Landscape Painter
In her first year of showing paintings in Colorado, Tanner was awarded a first prize in painting with oils, and will be a featured artist at the Golden Fine Arts Festival later this summer.
Alan Klug ” Photographer
Klug has won multiple first place and ‘Best of Show’ prizes at art festivals throughout the country for his work.
Ji Kim ” Painting
From Seoul, Korea, Kim now resides in Colorado, has earned worldwide acclaim for his work, including festivals in Korea, Japan and China.
Shelly Hearne ” Painter
Hearne’s artwork has been selected for the cover of the premiere issue of Art of the Hills Magazine and has also been featured in SouthWest Art Magazine and Frontier Airlines Magazine.
J.D. Hillberry ” Drawings
Hillberry has won numerous awards and has had his artwork featured in numerous publications with images so realistically rendered that they “fool the eye” into believing that real objects are being displayed in a shadow box frame.
Christine Hauber ” Photographer
Hauber photographed hundreds of working Americans for her book “Working in the USA,” revealing the faces and words of ordinary people across the U.S. in dramatic images.
Thomas Robert Frederick ” Photographer
Frederick uses a technique called “hand-painted light” to create floral photographic art. Based on his work, he has been awarded the Artist-in-Residency at the Aspen Guard Station, San Juan National Forest.
Barbara Marcus-McKenna, Daniel McKenna ” Glass
Barbara and Daniel have combined their talents and have been working in stained glass medium for 11 years. Their work is original in design and built in the copper-foil method, combining rich textures and brilliant, decorative colors.
John Hudnut ” Glass
Hudnut takes his award-winning work “to the children,” working with students in his hometown of Frisco and giving glass-blowing demonstrations.
Dwayne Cranford ” Furniture
Cranford is a Colorado native who believes that patio furniture should be considered functional art and last outdoors for 100 years without maintenance. His work has earned two first place awards at the Capitol Hill People’s Fair.
Beth Erlund ” Batik
Erlund’s Batik, (Batik is a Javanese word and refers to a generic wax-resist dyeing technique used on fabric) has been accepted to exhibitions throughout the country and the world, and has earned numerous awards. She is the author and artist of two children’s books.