Colorado Springs Art Gallery
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The Modbo is honored to present September’s First Friday: “In Memoriam: Works by the Late Laurel Swab.” Swab was a talented and prolific local artist with a masterful grip on surrealism. She died in September of 2018 after an eight month battle with leukemia. A celebration of her life and talent, this show will feature work both for sale and from private collections. The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, September 6th. The show runs through Friday, September 27th. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open on Friday evenings from 4-7 pm or by appointment. The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. Laurel Ellen Swab was born on June 30th,1969, in Louisville, Kentucky. She lived most of her life in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She chose Kansas City Art Institute for her college education. After sampling graphic design and sculpture, she graduated with honors with a degree in Fiber Arts. After graduation, she worked for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center where she was their exhibits preparator. She was a self-taught sculptor, mastering many materials and techniques. After a trip to Italy she turned to painting and soon became accomplished in the figurative, still life, surrealism and portraiture genres. She was also a muralist, illuminating the walls and ceilings of several homes of prominent residents of the city. In 2012, she married Austin Cole Hartman and took up residence on 20 acres of beautiful land between the towns of Cripple Creek and Guffey. Laurel began designing and making jewelry. She and Austin developed a passion for Colorado gemstones and crystals. Together they prospected their...
The Modbo is honored to present October’s First Friday: “blu” romanodaniel, showcasing dynamic pieces by local artist Daniel Romano. The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, October 4th. The show runs through Friday, October 25th, with a free artist talk that evening at 5:30 pm. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open on Friday evenings from 4-7 pm or by appointment. The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at email@example.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. This collection includes sculpture, sculptural relief on painted panels, and the popular EYEBOX series. Romano has selected part of this collection as a narrative of recent social issues he has felt compelled to respond to with art. The remaining pieces in the collection simply intrigue the senses or are depictions of anatomy, and include a large, fresh sculpture which Romano has been developing since 2012. The show “blu” romanodaniel is intriguing, thought-provoking, current, and fresh. Daniel Romano is a self-taught Colorado based artist who works in fabricated metal sculpture, relief, and painting. Other projects include No 6 Billiard table, landscape installations, and architectural installations including N3 taphouse in Colorado Springs. Born in Colorado 1966, Daniel began studying sculpture at 16 with woodcarving. He was later drawn to working with metal, a material which can be welded, formed, pigmented. He also enjoys working with concrete and painting. He continues to grow his skill set and explore new mediums. Daniel has work in collections across the U.S., South America, and Asia and recently produced work for Louis Vuitton as well as medallions (FAC Visionaries) for...
NOW that’s what I call art
This art is a wonderful example of art from this period of art production. Some say its the best of those arts while others reserve judgement. First painted by world renowned art guy “Arty” it has since been aged like fine wine and had a fancy frame put around it to enhance its aesthetic assault on your taste.
Birds of a Feather
Put together as a tribute for the great “hair de jur” of 1890 this piece features exquisite use of water color, crayon color, and sun color, truly displaying the mastery of the artist and his wide range of talents. The authors identity remains a mystery to this day but some say it was the work of a poor farm boy in the Mississippi Delta who learned to read by way of twig bundling.