Opening Reception & Artist Demos: Friday, August 16. 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Born in Lima, Peru, Rosalind Cook spent her early childhood in a remote village on a ranch that lay on the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains where she developed a love for ethnic peoples which is reflected in her work. She attended the University of Texas majoring in Special Education for blind and visually impaired since her father insisted she “must not major in art but in something in which she was sure to support herself.” However, after raising three children to the age of less dependence she began her studies in sculpture.
“When I discovered working in clay three dimensionally, it was the ‘AH-HA’ of my life,” she exclaims. After several years of strong studies in anatomy, design, and the study of the master’s works in Italy, Rosalind’s sculptures began to make their mark. She is most noted for her faces and the ability to capture movement and flow. Rosalind feels that sculpting was a calling on her life. In her work she seeks to celebrate life and the Creator of life.
Over the years she has been represented by twelve notable galleries, exhibited in numerous one person shows and in museum shows such as Gilcrease Musem and Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, her home of 42 years. Rosalind’s monumental public works can be seen in hospitals, parks, churches, and corporate headquarters across the United States. Rosalind has taught sculpture classes at Philbrook MuseumTulsa, OK; Oklahoma Sculpture Society; Scottsdale Artist’s School and the Fechin Institute in Taos, N.M..
In Crested Butte, Rosalind has placed a life size sculpture, “Lillith,” on Elk Avenue and her life size “Gratitude” was purchased by the Wedding Garden in Mt. Crested Butte. In Crested Butte, Rosalind is represented by RedLine Gallery, 429 Elk Avenue.
Visit Rosalind Cook's website.
When Jackie and I moved to Crested Butte in the 1970’s, art as a way of life wasn’t really that much of a stretch. I was doing stain glass windows at the time. Numerous Crested Butte homes have windows from those days. However, it didn’t take long to discover how tedious stain glass work was. So enough of that. Plenty of hiking, skiing, fly-fishing, golf, etc. Then, in 1984, after a trip to Santa Fe, I decided to take up oil painting … how hard could it be?! Twenty-five years later I’m still finding out. Golf and oil painting - like how hard can they be?! Since then I’ve been experimenting with different styles and subject matter. Spending 46 years in Crested Butte and spending most of that time outdoors, it occurred to me that one can become addicted to being surrounded by such beauty in a place where the beauty actually hangs over you … think mountains. The old cliché about how Crested Butte is such a “special” place - well, it really, really is. So it was only natural that the landscape became my main focus in art. Adding fly-fishing portraits to the landscapes then followed. Again, only natural. So that’s where we are today and very grateful. Thanks for all these years of support.
Vist John Ingham's website.