Community Art Program

Community Art Program

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After careful consideration, we are temporarily closing the NCAR Mesa Lab and the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center to the public in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and protect our employees. This closure will begin March 12 until further notice and includes the cancelation of educational programs and tours of the exhibit areas.

For more information and updates please contact Audrey Lewis, Community Art Program Coordinator at w.303-497-2570/c.303-725-2662 or email: alewis@ucar.edu

For over 50 years the NCAR Community Art Program has presented art exhibitions by a range of regional artists at the NCAR Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, CO. Each year, hundreds of artists from the Rocky Mountain region, and beyond, participate in the jury process from which artists are selected for individual and group exhibitions. The exhibit space is in the expansive cafeteria within the laboratory building and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Community Art Program Information for Artists

January 27, 2020 to March 28, 2020

Photography by Judi Dressler January 27, 2020 to March 28, 2020

Judi Dressler of Louisville, Colorado, is a wildlife photographer specializing in birds. She feels lucky to be living in this wondrous, diverse world, where we are treated to wild species of amazing variety and beauty! Judi's goal is to capture some of the marvel and personality of wildlife, and to inspire those who see her photographs to deepen their appreciation of nature, and to protect wildlife in a world where species are disappearing at an alarming rate, due to habitat loss, climate change, and a host of other challenges.

Acrylic Paintings by Lisa Lynch January 27, 2020 to March 28, 2020

Lisa Lynch grew up hiking, camping and living in the Colorado mountains and the Denver area. She has won awards for her acrylic and mixed media paintings, and has shown at numerous galleries and juried festivals. She uses her own photography as inspiration for her vibrant and colorful paintings.

Glass Mosaics by Delcia Litt January 27, 2020 to March 28, 2020

Delcia Litt is a glass and stone mosaic artist with a background in traditional stained glass. She has worked in this field since 1985. She has studied under many significant mentors over the years. She particularly valued her time at the Ravenna, Italy, Mosaic Art School under the tutelage of Luciana Notturni in 2011. There she learned about Roman and Byzantine styles constructed in the old school ways. Most recently she revisited those ancient stone cutting techniques at a workshop by Deb Aldo, a professional stone worker in the USA. She has received many prestigious art awards for her designs in contemporary abstract assemblage mosaics. She does commission art work and now offers workshops in her home town of Erie, Colorado.

December 2, 2019 to January 25, 2020

Acrylic on Canvas December 2, 2019 to January 25, 2020

Monica Tymcio’s paintings are a testimonial to her love of nature. She has spent the last 30 years living off-grid near the Indian Peaks Wilderness of Western Boulder County. It is here in this inspirational locale with her rescued horses, dogs and cats that she has made her home. She spends her time exploring the wilderness areas of Colorado on horseback, as well as backpacking in the remote canyons of Utah and New Mexico. Monica draws upon the deep sense of emotion she feels about a place or experience and then expresses that through her paintings to share with the viewer.

Fiber Art by Six Artists: Chapters December 2, 2019 to January 25, 2020

Our love of fiber and its transformation through stitch, dye, paint, and print brought us together. Our varied voices, borne of differing life experiences, have inspired our conversations to connect literal and metaphorical threads and feed our self-expression. We support, nourish, and celebrate each other’s work! Artists are Susan Brooks, Judy Duffield, Jo Fitsell, Jeanne Gray, Irene Takahashi and Anne Severn.

September 8, 2019 to October 26, 2019

Photography by Mark Shegda September 8, 2019 to October 26, 2019

Mark Shegda’s photography is inspired by his love of the outdoors and outdoor sports. His interest in photography was first sparked by the stunning natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains after he moved from Pennsylvania to Colorado over 40 years ago. His photographic goal is to create visually stunning and spiritually moving imagery that inspires the viewer to appreciate the beauty of the natural world. He enjoys capturing scenic beauty whether it be in grand sweeping landscapes or in smaller more intimate natural scenes, and he especially enjoys printing and sharing his work on canvas.

 Paintings by Teri Hoyer September 8, 2019 to October 26, 2019

Teri Hoyer’s pastel artwork strives to connect the viewer to the natural world as she experiences it – that connection for her is always soothing. She primarily paints landscapes of Colorado and the Southwest, work that has appeared in many juried art shows and won numerous awards.

July 1, 2019 to September 6, 2019

Fiber Art by Dianna VanderDoes July 1, 2019 to September 6, 2019

Dianna VanderDoes is a fiber artist working in cotton and silk fabric. She combines surface design techniques such as dyeing, painting, image transfer and applique, in layers that she stitches together to create complex images.

Watercolor by Anne Gifford July 1, 2019 to September 6, 2019

 Anne Gifford began her career as a silkscreen artist. After 25 years of printmaking, she now works with watercolor where she builds successive layers of color to create her vibrantly rich detailed paintings. She has lived in Boulder since 1976 and finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, Anne is always on the lookout for new imagery. Light, shadows, rocks, water, mountains, canyons, wildlife and whimsy are all part of Anne’s subject matter as she brings her own unique vision to her work.

 

May 6, 2019 to June 29, 2019

Photography Printed on Metal by Deb Cochrane May 6, 2019 to June 29, 2019

Deb Cochrane’s photography inspiration comes from the natural world and from the stunning landscapes of America and Australia. She loves to spend her time in the mountains in Colorado and by the ocean when in Australia. Within those vast landscapes, Deb sees the smaller detail and can pick out a part of the scene and show the viewer the beauty that is often overlooked.

Inspire – Group Artists Exhibit: Step It Up May 6, 2019 to June 29, 2019

 “Inspire” is a group of local artists who create through the art disciplines of textiles, painting, poetry and music in response to climate change. We share our art and poetry to inspire hope and action in our audience. Each of us makes a difference. Together we are unstoppable. Artists are Laurie Hill Gibb, Michelle Naranjo Brackett, Wendy Satsky, Cathy Casper and Valerie Szarek.