March 2017 Gallery Exhibits
Main Gallery: Jodie Bliss “Iron & Lace”
Jodie Bliss, owner of Bliss Studio & Gallery in Monument, Colorado, is a practicing artist blacksmith, metal fabricator and glass blower. She creates everything from fine art sculpture to custom gates, fences, security doors, signs and large scale public art. Jodie holds a B.F.A in Sculpture and a B.A in English from Western State Colorado University as well as a M.F.A in Sculpture from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. This show is a unique combination of several different series that Jodie has been developing over the past six years. Most of Jodie’s work investigates and celebrates strong women in one way or another. Jodie’s use of traditional black-smithing and metal fabrication tools and techniques used in non-traditional ways along with the blowing of glass directly into steel sculptures brings a unique style to her work that you won’t find elsewhere!
Upper Gallery: Jennie Noreen “Colorado Wild Birds & Fish”
By incorporating both native and endangered species as well as introduced species, Gunnison native Jennie Noreen explores the paradox and contrast of human impacts on the environment. These bright colorful screen-prints on paper are rich with layers and textures.