The Gallery at 111 Elk Avenue
The 111 Elk Avenue Gallery featured the work of five of our outstanding workshop instructors with Peggy Stenmark: watercolors and acrylics; Laura Elm: ceramics, drawings, paintings; Suzanne Pierson: watercolors; Christina Stillwaggon: glass art and Mary Tuck: acrylics, watercolor, fabric art and Precious Metal Clay.
Watercolor has a way of reaching into the soul of this artist, inspiring deep creativity. Audrey’s light-infused watercolors are inspired by places dear to her. She also works with fabric art collages from fragments normally discarded.
Laura spontaneously integrates words and creatures onto finely crafted studio ceramics and throughout the many facets of her drawings and paintings. Strikingly original images with lush, verdant pattern and repetition allow the meditative qualities of color and form to evolve with each new look.
Suzanne makes unique and treasured watercolors of memorable adventures in the mountain paradise of Crested Butte—brilliant with wildflowers and forests printed on easy to pack, ready to hang metal prints.
Formally trained, Christina focused on glass flameworking in her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University. Here she shows an assortment of finely crafted stained-glass hangings.
Finding beauty in unusual places best describes Peggy's approach to art. Working in watercolors, acrylics, and block printing she creates scenes of Crested Butte that are often overlooked by others. Using strong design and rich color, she hopes to inspire people to take a closer look at their surroundings.
Mary works in all mediums—acrylics, watercolor, textiles and jewelry being some of her favorites. Here she shows handmade jewelry, small acrylic paintings and silk scarves. “Eclectic creativity is the breath of life!” exclaims Mary.