Douglas County Libraries supports the arts by featuring stunning public art and donating display space at select branches for local artists.
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Evette’s education and career background is in aerospace engineering. By incorporating elements of her engineering background with her artistic talent and love of the abstract, she has created a series of unique abstract paintings. Her current series - Folie à Deux – incorporates multicolor layers of acrylic and heavy textures on canvas into an exhibit of abstract expressionism. Her art is on display through September.
Theresa always knew she was an artist, but she also needed to support herself. She served in the Marines and went to Saudi Arabia, where she fought in the first Gulf War. She decided not to re-enlist after her first daughter was born, but rather stay home with her. Two more children later, Theresa decided that it was time to do what she was always meant to do. She has used some of her Marine Corps training in her art "No Guts, No Glory.” Theresa’s art has been shown at numerous galleries and museums, including Pyoung Taek Art Museum in Korea, Heritage Art Center in the Philippines, and the Palm Springs Art Museum. Her work is on display through September.
Alex’s work depicts the human life experience. With inspiration from his family, he creates works that speak to a diverse audience. There is always a thread of Alex or his family embedded in the artwork. As a teacher, Alex uses his creativity in the classroom to encourage students to tap into creative and diverse forms of artistic expression within all academic subjects. Both worlds come together in this exhibit, which depicts the concept of time in three different ways.
As a longtime Douglas County resident and teacher, Becky relishes in connecting Frontier Valley Elementary School to the Parker community through art projects. This sparked her determined passion to collaboratively and creatively work with her fellow educators and friends, Alex and Danielle. Engaging as an artist precipitated a therapeutic and edifying journey for Becky, full of grit and synthesis over the last several months.
Danielle’s art has always been a cathartic form of expression that continually evolves. Most recently, Danielle has worked on creating tiny worlds in the form of terrariums. Her terrariums offer a glimpse into the realms of humor, fantasy or reality, or a combination of all three. She considers them living art forms. In this series that takes on the concept of time, her work is the expression of those elements in which she is most passionate.
The exhibit will be on display August 4-September 23.
Karen J. Kennedy
Karen considers herself a “student of art.” Her studies include sculpture, composition and abstract painting, and her subject matter varies from portraiture to landscapes to wildlife. She has been juried into art shows where she has won several awards, and in 2010, she helped establish the Roxborough Art Gallery. She’s a member of the Roxborough Arts Council and advocates for the arts in Douglas County and Colorado. She leads private and group instruction, and her work will be exhibited in July and August.