The main registration area will be located in the Atrium directly accessed by the east side glass doors.
Opportunities will be provided throughout the day to view art in progress as artists take a blank canvas and have a finished piece by end of day. There will also be table space for informational material from attending organizations.
Atrium art in progress. Artists coming soon
Artist in Action - Kaylene Neslen
Kaylene Neslen Water color
Kaylene has a BA from Utah State University in ECE. She has lived in Utah, New York, Maryland, and Oregon. She raised 5 children in Oregon and now lives in Colorado with her husband. She is enjoying retirement, her dream home, grandkids and water coloring. For the last 6 years she has been teaching watercolor in her home. She is a member of the Colorado Watercolor Society where she has completed the requirements for Signature membership. She is a volunteer for the Brighton Eye for Art program and has displayed her art in several shows.
Sheri Farabaugh Oils Demonstration
It is a constant source of wonder that with nothing but a squeeze of paint, some good brushes, and a receptive surface you can tell a story. Transparency, reflections, the power of a flowing stream, a beam of sunshine illuminating the edges of my subject, can all be created on canvas. The hope of pulling off that little miracle every now and then is what brings me to my studio almost every day. Finding beauty in the details has led me to a realistic style. I generally want to capture my subject as it is, editing only to achieve good composition or to lend emphasis to a particular aspect of that subject. Sheri's paintings have received many regional and national awards. She is a Signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and a member of the Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism, American Women Artists, and the Salmagundi Club of New York City
Tanja Tombaugh Pottery
Pottery and "making mud pies" is one of her greatest joys. She has always been fascinated with the Magic of Mud. I have dabbled in Pottery off and on (mostly on) for almost 15 years and found peace, joy, and friendship while sitting, hunched over a potter's wheel and throwing pots. She now is a Ceramics Program Instructor at The Art Academy of Colorado holding classes twice a week for students and free pottery demonstrations for the public.
Reta Tombaugh Pottery
Has been creating hand-built Pottery for about five years. Her sister Tanja creates Pottery on the Wheel, and introduced her to the art form through the closing process. There are many ways to hand build pottery that look as lovely as anything you can throw on the Wheel. She now teaches at the Art Academy of Colorado located in the Main Street Creatives building. “The most interesting pieces we create are the ones we collaborate on. Truly an art form that gives great joy.”