HIGH POINT, the horses, wildlife, and landscapes of Colorado opens next Friday, at Commonwheel in Manitou Springs, during the 3rd Friday Art Walk. High Point features the artwork of Cheri Isgreen and Barb Haynie. Cheri will unveil new watercolors, including several Colorado landscapes. She will also debut her new Dream Horse sculptures. Inspired by her watercolor Dream Horses that she exhibited at her opening in Ridgway earlier this year and her ceramic fish currently showing at the Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade, Cheri’s Dream Horse sculptures portray a sense of timeless fascination our human psyche has felt for horses over the centuries. The sculptures reference ancient art within the context of contemporary art. Drawing on her experience creating ceramic fish, Cheri continues to use clay, metallic finishes, and geometry texture. She has pushed the horse sculptures farther through integrating tree branches and copper wire into each form. Along with her watercolor paintings and sculpture, Cheri will also offer a variety of cards and monoprints.
Barb will show several new acrylic paintings of both horses and Colorado wildlife. Inspired by the wildlife around her Ft Collins home and her exploration of Colorado’s wild places, Barb has created new found object sculptures. Barb’s sculptures are welded from old pieces of machinery and other metallic flotsam from eras gone by. Her creative playfulness shines through these whimsical sculptures. You will want to take one home for your garden.
The Manitou Springs Art Walk is a lively event, with a dozen art galleries and several art organizations participating. The galleries feature food, beverages, entertainment, and cutting edge artwork. The 3rd Friday Art Walk in Manitou Springs heats up as the weather begins to warm, running from March through November from 5-9 p.m. . Come down to historic, downtown Manitou Springs where art and history meet.