Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 9, 1977 · Page 33
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Thurs.,June 9.1977 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 33 Greeley Art Scene Studio 10 slates open house Sunday Many artists have that "Mysterious" quality that has been reinforced through the ages. The creative process and the environment in which it takes place, is considered breakfast, it is impossible to cooperative in downtown we do put on our clothes, we can be broken, Bated build determine whether he sits or Greeley, iMVi 9th St. from !·« adopt attitudes which disrupt "soft shield with pocket" and stands while painting. p.m. Sunday. This is an the natural harmony we share. " so ft shield with opening." It is Finally the public has the authentic studio with authentic Hay's workspace more obvious, that she thinks art opportunity to visit five local artists (not a shop or gallery) nearly resembles a greenhouse should be entertaining and professional artists in their complete with cracking plaster than a studio. Since the still life thought-provoking. almost sacred, and the un- studio to find out just what all and large north-lit windows, washed masses are forbidden 'he fuss is about. "P.unning The five artists -- Jeanie entry. Not only is it a secret Currents" is an open house of what Andrew Wyeth eats for Studio 10, an artists' fine food · spirits · lodging · stables A warm welcome awaits you ui our inn. U'o serve breakfast. lunuh. and dinner in a diiiini; room n-ith a view u/ Ihe surrounding mountains. Rcitfrvuttons: 586-2JJO rt- Jit(.i:leit Uiriili'i iuulh o/ E*lei Pork un hijjtm'uy 7. The Garden Kitchen "Corneas yon are!" DAILY LUNCHEONS Open 11 a.m. -- Tues. thru Sal. Oriental and American Food IN THE LOUNGE -- Serving till 1 a. CHICKEN and SHRIMP IN THE BASKET Fridays and Saturdays ONLY Best In The County: u oz.' Fridays and Saturdays after 5 p.m. N.Y. STRIP STEAK Choice of soup or salad, potato; roll and glass of wine. $795 Merry Macs Lounge LANNY SCOTT Tues. thru Sat. -- 8 p . m . Country-Rock HAPPY HOUR -- Tues. thru Fri. 5 to 7 p.m. IStlj St. an_d Hwy. 85 By-Pass ~' I If it takes a one- legged grasshopper fifteen minutes to kkfk the seeds out of a watermelon, how long before Round The Corner opens its Greeley restaurant? About two weeks. ,nk-r. n|iL'iiili;Mi-r M«nialXri iici-la. Si-rviiij: unique.- anil rvilins in'ur ii lii;Ui- [k- nalali-s "I ill"-" u-lin can- Hi is one of her favorite themes, ii The fifth artist in Studio 10, is only natural that an abun- Barbara Baker Stone, likes the Ballard, Diane S. Fyfe, Donna dance of palms and geraniums freshness of drawing to try to Raub, Diane Ray, and Barbara spills out onto the balcony. capture her audience of B. Stone -- use the ten rooms as In ' a medium usually children. Her pen and ink work a work place and enjoy the dismissed as suitable only for is of clowns or whimsical "cultural community" they gradeschool, Diane Fyfe has .fantasies of what happens if have formed. Encouragement elevated tempera batik to a jobs aren't done, such as a and criticism from each other is very sophisticated degree. This roosting hen sitting on an the obvious bonus to such a technique involves over- overflow of uncollected eggs. painting a tempera design with Her austere working quarters India ink. The ink is then are relieved only by a few motivation when working at carefully washed off, leaving tacked-up drawings and cards, home. · solid black in unpainted areas and a forlorn little birdhouse During this open house, we and an unusual grain finish. In on the wrought-iron grill out- will have the opportunity to her work, what is not painted is side. The room is purposely at least as important as what is. depersonalized so that her A stained-glass effect is stream of consciousness achieved in the flat, stylized' drawings can happen intui-\ "Magic Carpet," while a softer lively without other stimulus. look is possible, as in "Farm In colored pencil she has Market Mums." Fyfe has produced simple fairy tale .chosen this method to explore drawings such as a blue swan environments, patterns, forms cradling a village hamlet. Her and colors. The process is such intentions are eventually to that the finished work is always write and illustrate children's a surprise to the artist. "Third -books, perhaps inspired by the Floor, Private View" is Fyfe's fact that she is 'expecting a favorite work,, in which a baby. fanciful Victorian bathroom There will be much finished contrasts with a serene sky work displayed during this open outside the window. house but-"Running Currents" Her studio is as fanciful as also gives the public an insight her work, and has even been into the creative process. featured in one of her paintings. Unfinished .sketches, photos, The painting of her sink and the experiments, and tools of the patchwork wallpaper wall trade are on display. The artists makes the viewer wonder will be there to discuss their which came first, the painting work and answer question. The or the studio designed to fit into reason these five artists have her stained glass imagination. On Jeannie Ballard's sunny burlap walls hang both a splashy geometric and a sen- art to the public. Each one has and they get together to discuss sitive figure drawing. Her apparently reached into herself the kids and dogs? No, they are scientific background adds an to try to communicate with the different in age, background, extra dimension to her sculp- viewer. The creation of art can religion, and tures, bookings, oils, andprints. be a tedious and all-consuming Her "traditional" sensibilities process, but it is necessary to are manifest in "Portrait of the five, just as they believe Bonita," an informal oil of a- that contact with the arts is a girl employing cool and warm colors. The other end of the spectrum is . in her f uturistis THE LIBRARY INN 525 25th Street Presents: The New Starlite Ramblers "Western Swing" Playing this Thurs., Fri., and Sat. working arrangement. Each admits her inability or lack of wander freely through this artistic oasis above J.V. Smith's, contrasting styles, and perhaps djscovertag the glue I that somehow holds these five- desperate individuals together. Working together certainly hasn't muted the distinct lines drawn between the works of the five, but there are some parallels in their work -- hence the title "Running Currents." First let's examine the ob- .vious and see what those parallels are. Well, they're all women -- but of course so are Mamie Eisenhower and Charo, but that similarity ends there. Maybe they're all native Greeleyites? No, only one of them was born in Colorado. Maybe they all work in the same medium? Wrong again their scope includes plastic sculpture, watercolor, fabric, collage, oil, and drawing. Maybe they all live in the same block and they're real chummy 813 17th Street Greeley fast free delivery. chosen to work together is not in their similarities in style of art or life but their joy infringing education, politics. Now the differences are clear. A look at their works anil workplaces might be revealing. Donna Jlaub's approach to her work includes her desire to "make art less esoteric." Her plexiglass lightsculpture. Some art has many dimensions, ma y be disappointed that it which'help her goal of.com- plays no music but in the dark it munication. A fellow artist js a knockout. Ballard believes might appreciate the breezy that sculpture is defined by brush work and warm-cool lines, planes, and time. Her contrasts of the impressionist series of "soft shields" .is oil "Summer Persona." An thoughtful and humorous as interior decorator might ponder well. Since a shield is con- where she would hang "Shadow sidered a defense or facade and Flags," and bright midieval- inspired batik-on-burlap f sculpture. And for those of us busy-bodies who read "People" magazine faithfully, we can visit the privacy of Raub's workroom. There is no disappointment here -- steer' skulls, rose hips, and very functional-looking tools abound. This looks like the den of a no- nonsense artist who strips away the non-essential but still can cling to a few sentimental objects. The key to Raub's work is in the oil "Tulip." She states.that "Everybody hangs their own fantasies on flowers." In this unsentimental rendering, the viewer is able to see what he wants to see. What the artists had in mind and what the viewer perceives may be different, hut that is unimportant to Raub.. The onlooker can project himself into the painting, which is changing, moving, and transitory -- "a nervous Georgia O'Keefe." Just as her studio is uncluttered, Raub relies on an intellectual approach to composition and a limited palette to underscore the emotional impact. In contrast, Diane Ray's nudes and still lifes seek to reduce their subjects to their essence. Whereas Raub thrives on the ambiguities of her material, Ray attempts lo strip away the barriers that characterize the individual. Her soft, idealized nudes reflect a pensive or even sad nature. Perhaps this is her comment on the human condition; that despite our striving to be different and unique, if you strip us down to the basics, we are all pretty much the same inside and out. Maybe what we think we are is in contrast to what we really are. But how do you explain "Sinistra," a bundled figure under a hat with rather piercing evil eyes? This mixed-media painting explains that when rewarding experience for the non-artist. 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