Did you know that The Modbo also curates satellite spaces around town? Here’s a list of where you’ll find our artists!

The Ivywild School

1604 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905


The Modbo is pleased to present two new shows in Ivywild School, one of its satellite spaces.  In the Principal’s Office side and halls, enjoy the gorgeous encaustics of Shannon Mello. On the Bristol side and halls, you’ll see the lovely “Of Spirits and Crows: New Works by Teri Homick.” This work will remain up through the end of June, and is all for sale.

There will be a reception for Teri Homick on Friday, April 19th from 5:30 til 7 pm at Bristol.

About the artists:

Teri Homick is best known for her abstract ethereal paintings in alcohol inks, a medium new to the fine art world. The additive and subtractive nature of her process with the free-flowing inks often brings forth haunting figures subject to interpretation.

Her new body of work features several ink paintings, but also pays loving tribute to the crows she feeds daily. Teri has been profoundly impacted by these magnificent creatures and she’s incorporated acrylics, pastels and various collage elements in her new crow pieces.

Homick’s education is in design, marketing and advertising, which she’s she’s applied to an extensive newspaper career in Texas and Colorado Springs, spending the last 25+ years at the Independent. As a relative newcomer to the arts scene, Teri’s been well received. She’s secured 17 exhibitions in her first year and a half of showing, and is thrilled to have embarked on this new chapter in life as an artist.

Shannon Mello has been creating art her whole life.  She has worked with countless media, however, it wasn’t until working with encaustics that she felt she had finally found her niche.  Says Mello, “With encaustics, you need to absolutely surrender to imperfection. It is essentially painting with melted beeswax, and then fusing (or melting) the layers to the previous layer.  You never know the results you will have, and each piece is one of a kind. You will notice the drifting-like effects with some of the colors in the paintings. This effect comes from the fusing process, which is a wild card each and every time.”

Shannon is inspired by nature and everything in it.  She has two amazing children and a husband who also share her love of the outdoors.  They emphasize the arts in their family and inspire their children to take risks and create with whatever is available, from pine cones to canvas.  During the day, Shannon is a local middle school art teacher. By night, after the kids are sleeping, she hops herself up on coffee and creates.

Shannon hopes this artwork inspires you to take risks and find your own means of creation.  Maybe it’s visually, mentally, spiritually, or physically. Maybe it’s with pine cones. Whatever you do, do it with love.

The first quarter of 2019 featured photography by Casey Chinn at Bristol and paintings by Kathi Schwan in the Principal’s Office.

The third quarter of 2018 featured digital prints by Dustin Hansen in the Principal’s Office and oil paintings by Angie Schwickerath in Bristol.

The Modbo at Ivywild presents: “Travels: select memories from Colorado, Oregon, Washington and South Carolina” by artist Angie Schwickerath.  Presented on the Bristol side of Ivywild school, this lovely show will remain up for all of October and November 2018. You are cordially invited to join us for a free reception with the artist on Saturday, October 20th from 5 pm til 7 pm or Monday, November 5th, from 5 pm til pm.  Or, please feel free to visit it any time the School is open.  All pieces are for sale, with information on how to do so presented on each tag.

Using traditional oil painting and glazing techniques, Angie Schwickerath creates moody impressions of land, sea and sky for this show. They are based on the artist’s own photos, sketches, videos and sense memories of her experience in each place and time. These recent paintings are a result of her need to get back to being herself, by herself, and the empowering freedom of car travel, several road trips later.

Midwestern, girl-next-door /rebel-poet, painter Angie Schwickerath was born in 1962, and as a girl, lived in a small town in Iowa, where she felt her feet firmly on the ground with her head in the clouds. Summertime, she saw a lot of America through the car window, traveling with her parents and siblings. Her family came to Colorado to live when she was a thirteen. She studied painting and drawing at Colorado College in the early 90’s. She has worked as a baker and pastry chef, raised two sons, was married and divorced. All the while, she has been drawing, painting, learning, practicing, picking up new skills from other artists, and traveling. She has a dog and a vintage Airstream trailer. Her artwork has been exhibited in Brooklyn, Denver, Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, where she has lived for the past 35 years. Her paintings can be found in private collections across the country.