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Where are They Now? An Interview with Past Resident Amanda Smith

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Three years ago Amanda Smith was an Artist-in-Residence at ART342. We wanted to catch up with her; see what she’s been doing since her time here.

Double Lookout, 2011, oil and acrylic on canvas

Since your time at ART342 what have you been up to? (exhibitions, new routes of work, etc)

Since my time at ART342, I accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Painting at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University. I will be starting my third year there this fall.

Solo Exhibitions:
Impasse. University of Minnesota Morris, Morris MN. Fall 2011
Traps. Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN. Fall 2010

You were here 3 years ago in the summer, what do you remember most about your time at ART342?

The space — still the best studio I’ve ever had the opportunity to work in! Taking breaks to bike into the foothills, which was challenging, scenic, and a great way to clear my mind and focus for evening studio hours. Jim and Wendy’s incredible generosity.

What advice do you have for incoming/current residents?

Cook with your fellow residents! During my stay I was lucky enough to be surrounded by talented artists that also happened to be excellent cooks. Shared meals were lots of fun — great food and conversation.

Nets Nest, 2011, oil and acrylic on canvas

Check out more of Amanda’s work at:

Studio Tour 2012

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2012 at 1:26 am

We were lucky to be a part of Studio Tour in Fort Collins this weekend (June 23 and 24). Visitors came and went and were excited to get an inside look at the artists’ studios. There were also musical performances and poetry readings on both days by composer Sean Peuquet and writers William Cordeiro and Sarah Sloane.

A captivated audience during William Cordeiro’s poetry reading

Guests checking out the happenings in Joe-Joe Orangias’s studio

Opening of The Natural Number

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2012 at 8:06 pm

This past Friday was the opening of The Natural Number at the Curfman Gallery in the Lory Student Center. The space was brought alive by the newest work of our Artists-in-Residence. On Friday our twowriters, Sarah Sloane and William Cordeiro, read aloud for the group and composer, Sean Peuquet, performed a piece designed specifically for the gallery. This coming Friday, June 15 will be another event at the gallery. There will be an artist talk back where guests are welcome to come ask the artists (along with the writers and composer) any questions they have. Please join us for this opportunity to interact with the current residents who will soon be leaving Fort Collins!


Viewers enjoying the diversity of work in the gallery

Claire Zitzow and Bruno Torres in conversation during the opening

Busy Days in the Studio

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Mike Calway-Fagen working outside of his studio

Here at ART342 the newest Artists-in-Residence have settled into their studios. They are hard at work preparing for their exhibition The Natural Number that will showcase their recent works.

An inside look at what Mike Calway-Fagen has been working on. A wall of new collages.

Joe-Joe Orangias in his studio

Claire Zitzow inside her studio

The exhibition at the Curfman Gallery is focused on the number seven because there are seven residents that will be collaboratively putting together the space in the gallery. There will be a range of mediums; from video to sculpture to sound installation. Join us on Friday for the opening!