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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2018 PUBLISHER

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At a time when so many things are mass produced, scores of us are embracing “traceable” products—precious goods that are made by hand in small quantities. Whether it’s our desire for authenticity or our concerns about ethical consumption, makers matter to us.   This month, we celebrate those makers among us: the artists who create objects of aesthetic value and the artisans who imbue artistry into their craft to make something functional.   The lives and inspirations of a woodworker, a painter and a culinary artisan are explored in our February “Makers” issue, along with the story of two brothers who have perfected the falafel and a couple who turned their beloved home into a canvas for inspired living. There’s even a little background on some of the photographers and writers whose eyes and ears brought prose and pictures to this month’s issue. Enjoy our February issue! Happy Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day and Presidents’ Day. May you be blessed with love, the promise of an early spring, and a day off work with the kiddos.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

FEATURES 12 In Search of: The Perfect Falafel Shawarma Mediterranean Grill’s magic recipe

18 Craftsman Kindled A local woodworker finds inspiration in the forest’s hidden treasures

22 Sweet Glamour A fresh and fancy haven in Lone Tree

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28 Meet our Makers The month’s contributors tip their hand

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

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Hot Spot

16

Locals Only

22 Open House 28 Our Contributors 31

Realty Report

32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES

Highland’s Ranch Library Noon Year's Eve The afternoon included a 3-2-1 countdown where confetti-filled balloons hanging from the ceiling were popped. Kids and their families made New Year’s necklaces and party hats, face painters were on hand, plus—of course—snacks!

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Douglas County Libraries is pleased to announce

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DENVER – Jan. 11, 2018 – The Denver Art

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streamline visitor access to the museum’s collec-

and mortar experiments. Camps are available

tions, exhibitions and serve as a beacon for the

at the library’s Castle Pines, Castle Rock and

surrounding neighborhood.

Highlands Ranch locations.

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++ Be a STEAM-y Chef – Kids will cook up two rec-

capital campaign, and in November 2017 voters

ipes each day, learning science, technology, engi-

approved $35.5 million in funding for the project

neering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts like the

through the City’s general obligation bond ini-

science of taste and genetic modification. Camps

tiative to help fund key infrastructure and safety

are available at the library’s Lone Tree, Parker and

upgrades for the nearly 50-year-old building. In

Roxborough locations.

recognition of a $25 million lead gift from Board

The 2018 camp themes may sound familiar to for-

Chairman Lanny Martin and his wife, Sharon,

mer Camp DCL campers, but Kerri Morgan, Douglas

the North Building will be renamed the Martin

County Libraries department head special events, says

Building upon reopening to the public. Additional

this year’s camps will offer brand-new experiences, so

lead project donors included Anna and John J.

any returning campers can expect something different.

Sie, who have pledged $12 million for the realiza-

Camps are priced at $155 to $165 for the week,

tion of the welcome center, as well as the Avenir

based on the theme, and limited scholarships may

Foundation, Fred and Jana Bartlit, the Bonfils-

be available from the Douglas County Libraries

Stanton Foundation, the Helen K. and Arthur

Foundation for qualified applicants.

E. Johnson Foundation, the Morgridge Family

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HOT SPOT

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EACH CULTURE HAS ITS OWN INTERPRETATION OF THE FALAFEL, AND THE SAME CAN BE SAID OF MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANTS. There are national chains who use pre-fab garbanzo powder mixed with water, restaurants who hand-make their falafels with the freshest chick peas and spices available, and everything in between. That’s where Shawarma Mediterranean Grill in Centennial takes the cake (or should we say, baklava?). And it’s one of the reasons Shawarma keeps customers lined up around the block.  Opened nine years ago by entrepreneurs and brothers Abe and Pierre Dagher, originally from Lebanon, Shawarma consistently offers fresh, handmade Mediterranean cuisine in a friendly, fast-casual environment. Six days a week, you’ll find both or one of the brothers there, serving regulars and newbies with a smile and a greeting.   “Our secret is not only the fresh ingredients, but the service to our customers. We know our customers personally, and they know us. If I’m not here on a particular evening, they want to know, 'Where’s Abe? Is everything ok?’”  Their

mouthwatering

menu

includes

kabobs, Kafta (ground sirloin beef with onions, parsley and Mediterranean spices) of course, Shawarma. “Shawarma is the process of cooking the meat,” says Pierre. “It takes at least 24 hours for the meat to salt perfectly with the spices,” says Pierre. “It turns as it cooks on a vertical spit, and we shave it off thinly with a knife.” “We love doing this,” says Abe. “Customer satisfaction is the best part. It makes us proud that we’re doing something the customers like.”  

"We make everything from scratch here. We crush the fresh chick peas with the cilantro, onions and spices. And it’s so crunchy on the outside." SHAWARMA MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 7527 S. University Blvd., Centennial 303-703-4040 Open 10 a.m to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday 14

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STORE INFO: 40 Springer Dr., Highlands Ranch HoneyBsMacarons.com 303.565.6700

ARTICLE ROBIN BOND | PHOTOGRAPHY RAEMI VERMIGLIO

24 HOURS WITH AN ARTIST MICHELLE NAHERNY OF HONEY B'S MACARONS “A macaron has to mature, like a fine wine,” says Michelle Naherny, maker of fine French macarons and owner of honey B’s macarons in Highlands Ranch. That carefully refined process takes up to four days, during which delicate meringue shells are rehydrated with custom fillings that include fine ingredients like honey from her family’s hives in Castle Pines. “They’re a canvas for creating something beautiful and delicious,” says Naherny, whose custom designs grace private parties and events of all kinds.

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5:30 AM

Alarm goes off

7:00 AM

Arrive at honey B’s

7:09 AM

Read and respond to emails

7:34 AM

Download online orders

7:58 AM

Online-purchase ingredients and supplies

8:30 AM

Employees arrive

8:47 AM

Turn on rotating oven

8:50 AM

Begin filling orders

9:00 AM

Open the store

9:12 AM

Greet and serve walk-in traffic

10:47 AM

Manage in-store and phone orders

11:27 AM

Bake, match and sort macarons

12:35 PM

Fill baked macarons

1:46 PM

Take a lunch break with employees

2:23 PM

Consult by phone with customers

3:07 PM

Create designs for custom orders

4:12 PM

Create recipes for fillings

6:00 PM

Close the store

6:45 PM

Arrive home

7:00 PM

Eat dinner with the family

7:45 PM

Do the dishes with husband and three children

8:00 PM

Check in on the bees with husband Brent

8:30 PM

Family movie night

10:30 PM

Read in bed

11:00 PM

Lights out


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NEARLY

PAM

Additional pieces are made of softened

ASHLEY’S WOOD PIECES BEGIN ON

ALL

OF

SAM

AND

“Colorado driftwood,” naturally warped and

THEIR SECLUDED 10-ACRE PROPERTY

weathered, and later transformed by the

NEAR KREMMLING. What others might

couple’s creativity.

dismiss as devastated forestry, they see as

Many of the pieces are born from an idea

potential coffee tables, wine holders or the

of Pam’s—aided only slightly by Pinterest—

perfect walking stick.

and from the material they gather. Instead of

“I think that’s where we got our first ah-ha!” says Pam. “We are just so inspired by the Colorado mountains.”

seeking wood with an idea in mind, they let the material speak to them. “We have at least 40 different products that

But it’s inside the couple’s Centennial

we make,” says Sam, “so we can pick up sticks

garage that these pieces are transformed

and make a walking stick out of it, or cut it up and

into one-of-a-kind wood furniture and gifts

make rustic trees or we can slice it and make a

that are sold at the local Unlisted Market.

frame. We can do so many things that if we see

Sam began woodworking over forty years ago in high school. Though he works full-

an interesting piece of wood or something, we just get creative with what we can do with it.”

time in construction and project manage-

Outside of their normal-though-evolving cat-

ment, he transformed the hobby into a small

alogue of items, Sam completes custom orders

business, SawNWoods, with the help of his

ranging from dining tables to bar cabinets.

wife, Pam, in 2014. The couple works with beetle kill pine and aspen, using as much of the trees as possible. “It was disheartening to see all this beautiful wood going to waste,” says Pam. “The

While Pam and Sam seemingly stumbled into this business, they wouldn’t have it any other way. “It keeps us out of trouble,” says Pam. “And it’s just fun creating these things together.”

colors in the beetle kill pine are just phenomenal, and it makes really interesting pieces.” February 2018 | Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

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OPEN HOUSE

sweet glamour ARTICLE JODI MICHAEL HORNER PHOTOGRAPHY GALERISA PHOTOGRAPHY

Homeowner Jamie Klenin--assisted by Bimmer the ShitzaPoo, tends to pink tulips at the kitchen island.

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OPEN HOUSE

(CON TI N U ED)

Jamie founded a non-profit last year called RACING FOR PAWS, which raises money for animal rescue associations. Here, she enjoys a cozy spot by the fire with her three rescue dogs, from left: Bentley, Bimmer, and Scuderia.

SHE'S A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY, HE'S A

the breakfast bay. She capitalized on the

LITTLE BIT ROCK-N-ROLL—AND EVERY-

remodel opportunity to include a daz-

THING IN BETWEEN.

zling reminder of her recent reign as Mrs.

Mark and Jamie Klenin had planned on

Lone Tree. “The chandelier over the table

downsizing from their 7,000 square foot

reminds me of my tiara,” she says of the

house when, after shopping around, they

Swarovski crystal encrusted fixture.

realized they loved where they already were

For part of the remodel process, the

too much to leave. With the decision to stay

couple essentially lived their daily lives

made, their palatial two-story needed some-

from the dining room while the rest of the

thing of a facelift after over a decade of mas-

main floor was in disarray. “We just had a

culine redwood finishes and travertine tile.

refrigerator and microwave,” Jamie says.

com-

“All my kitchen cabinets were laid out in

bined with an interior designer mother

But

Mark’s

California

roots

the family room being refinished!” The

honed his taste toward the dramatic,

cabinetry was transformed from natural

while Jamie's upbringing in Texas cul-

redwood to a two-tone contrast of soft

tured a more country esthetic. “If I could

white on the main cabinets and a cus-

have everything country, I would,” says

tom blue for the center island, which the

Jamie. “I settled for French country in

Klenins also had distressed to enhance

my kitchen—and I had to have my pink,”

the French country mood.

she says, indicating the splashes of pink

In the foyer, the Klenins hired an arti-

throughout the kitchen, including the fab-

san painter to refinish the banisters of the

ric-covered barstools at the quartz sit-in

sweeping staircase, using a distressed

island and the custom floral curtains in

blue for the handrails and newels, and

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a metallic gold for the balusters. “It took three weeks,” Jamie says, describing the countless coats of gold paint applied. “He was amazing.” The family room exudes a casual elegance. A concrete mantle with striated veins was created to surround the fireplace, simulating actual marble, while a sumptuous royal blue tuxedo sofa brought in from New York City “is so comfortable,” says Jamie. “People think it wouldn’t be, but it is.” Adding to the glamour of the room, the Klenins also installed custom crown moulding and wall mouldings, which included hand-painted decorative millwork inside each frame. Although the home’s transformation was extensive, the Klenins  have only just completed the main level. There are visions for a remodel on the upper and lower levels—but Jamie says they plan to enjoy this fresh new vibe for awhile.  “I'm glad we stayed,” says Jamie, “we both are.”

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OPEN HOUSE

(C ON TI N U ED)

The dining room light was one of the only pieces the Klenins kept in the remodel. "Mark got it because it reminded him of the one in the movie AMERICAN GANGSTER."

The Klenins installed Egyptian cotton carpet used throughout the main floor and stairway.

Mark's 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith anchors the garage at its designated space, with a personalized Rolls-Royce decal on the floor of the finished surface; Jamie and Mark each drive a Cadillac and opted for the classic logo for their His and Hers car spaces.

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OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Meet our Makers ILLUSTRATIONS DAVID CONDRY

WE POSED SOME QUESTIONS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS THIS MONTH (NOTHING TOO HEAVY!) TO GIVE OUR READERS A CHANCE TO GET TO KNOW THEM. READ ON TO SEE HOW THEY RESPONDED.

ROBIN BOND

JODI MICHAEL HORNER

RAEMI VERMIGLIO

Associate Publisher

Editor

Photographer

I have one sister—she is also my

Nickname: My old friends call

risk-taker/entrepreneur

identical twin, and I have fraternal

me Rooster—my maiden name is

type, which is usually associated

boy/girl twins. I lived my first 26

Raemi Rue. I have one younger

with being the last-born. I grew up

years in Minnesota but I never

sister, and we are polar oppo-

mostly in the Washington, D.C. area

felt like a Minnesotan—most peo-

sites. She majored in astrophys-

but have gotten to see much of the

ple don’t notice my accent beyond

ics. Me, fine arts. I got the type

world as a filmmaker for most of my

the

uff-da—that's

A personality along with the

career. Something cool I own is an

why I'm here! Besides writing and

free spirit. In college I once lived

Emmy. Something you might not

editing, I also work as an extra in

in a tiny village in Italy, Gagliano

know: I made a movie about wom-

commercials. I'm a temperament

Aterno, built in the 14th cen-

en’s roller derby featuring Juliette

specialist and  studied with the

tury; I was living in a non-opera-

Lewis, and I've been fortunate to

man who wrote the book on the

tional monastery to study Italian

meet some of my biggest heroes,

subject (Please Understand Me),

culture and language. People

from Johnny Cash and the Dalai

Dr. David Keirsey himself. Hobbies:

would never guess: I love fixing

Lama to Olympic legends like Mary

my sister and I dork out analyzing

old cars. I rebuilt a ’68 mustang

Lou Retton, Kerri Strug and the

people—we're like Fraser and Niles

from the inside out. Something

"Fierce Five"—the 2012 Women's

Crane! Bucket list items: to travel

unique that I own: a circa 1960

Olympic gymnastics team. Every

the world with my husband and

Danelectro guitar.

story is an adventure!

kids and  to learn a second lan-

I'm the oldest of two girls, but I’m

a

occassional

guage fluently, probably Spanish.

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ALI LONGWELL

CHAYCE LANPHEAR

Writer

Photographer

I am the youngest, and I do fit that stereo-

Exotic places I’ve lived—does San Fransisco

type, but think I only fell into the free spirit,

count? When I worked at Entertainment Weekly

risk-taker portion later in life. My friends

I met many celebrities including: Harrison Ford,

say that I'm dependable and down for any-

Charlize Theron, Ryan Gosling, Olivia Munn, Chris

thing. The longest I’ve ever been away from

Hemsworth, Steven Spielberg, Seth Rogen, and

Colorado is four months when I was living in

some cast members from Game of Thrones. In

London. While I was there I was once within

my previous life I was probably a mad scientist or

five feet of the Queen of England, though

inventor; in my next life I’ll probably be an inter-

I never got to speak with her. Something

galactic astronaut. Something unusual I own: two

unique that I own: a unicycle that I can't ride,

Ball Python snakes named Odin and Freya. Bucket

even after many years.

list items: travel internationally, meet and chat with Elon Musk, and deep sea diving and exploration.

GALINA KHRESTSOV Photographer

DEREK JOHNSON Photographer

Nickname: Gypsy. My older sister gave that

I’m an only child, though most people don't

to me many years back, I think because I’m

believe me when they hear it because I'm easy

obsessed with jewelry and shiny things. I lived

going and not self-centered. I've been on set

the first nine-and-a-half years of my life in

with several celebrities: Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer

Russia. My friends say that I’m crafty, and that

Lopez, the TV series Top Chef, and many pro-

I'm too giving when it comes to my photogra-

fessional athletes whom I admire. Something

phy. In my family I am one of seven siblings; I

cool that I own is a customized seat from Coors

am the fifth one down and I am definitely the

Field with my name on it. When they removed

peacemaker. In my previous life I was probably

300-plus seats to install the Rooftop bar, they

some sort of fish; I’m all about the water. Bucket

gave a ton of the seats to employees and peo-

list items: to see the northern lights, hike the

ple who worked with them. My bucket list: visit

Havasu Falls, and get a little property some-

each continent, visit each MLB ballpark, remain

where on the Caribbean.

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REALTY REPORT

HIGHLANDS RANCH

REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

High Prairie Farms

$1,094,900

$975,000

89%

159

5

5

High Prairie Farms

$998,000

$976,000

98%

14

4

5

Timbers at the Pinery

$919,000

$920,000

100%

4

4

4

Robinson Ranch

$734,900

$695,850

95%

52

5

4

Travois

$700,000

$680,000

97%

47

6

4

Meridian Village

$675,000

$670,000

99%

52

4

3

Meridian Village

$655,000

$625,000

95%

87

6

5

parker

$650,000

$650,000

100%

21

5

3

$646,117

$646,117

100%

0

4

4

Elkhorn Ranch

$645,000

$640,000

99%

106

3

3

Pradera

$645,000

$602,000

93%

11

5

5

Stepping Stone

$635,000

$635,000

100%

15

4

4

Forest Hills

$629,000

$588,000

93%

26

3

3

Pine Bluffs

$625,000

$610,000

98%

67

5

5

Stepping Stone

$624,886

$610,000

98%

36

3

4

Mountain View Ranch

$599,000

$620,000

104%

5

5

3

Challenger Park

$579,500

$579,500

100%

2

4

4

Sierra Ridge

$575,000

$585,000

102%

6

4

3

Mountain View Ranch

$560,000

$525,000

94%

58

4

2

Salisbury Heights

$559,950

$524,950

94%

171

5

4

Stonegate

$551,580

$564,790

102%

13

3

3

Sierra Ridge

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F E B R U A RY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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DCL PRESENTS: JOJO MOYES CU South Denver

From the sensational #1 New York

16 NATURE EDVENTURES SNOWSHOE HIKE

efit the Highlands Ranch Park and Recreation Foundation to support the Highlands Ranch Mansion historic programs, community events

Red-tail Park

and enhancements. Tickets available

Times bestselling author Jojo Moy-

Snowshoe from Red-tail Park up to

at BrownPaperTickets.com

es comes a new book featuring

Highlands Point for the amazing views

Louisa Clark, the iconic heroine

of the foothills and Metro area under

of Me Before You and After You.

a blanket of snow. Bring your snow-

Douglas County Libraries, in part-

shoes and dress appropriately for the

nership with Tattered Cover Book

weather. If weather conditions ar-

UNLISTED MARKET: LADIES NIGHT

Store, is pleased to host Jojo Moyes

en't snowy, we'll hike up to Highlands

Unlisted Market

to talk about her latest book, Still

Point instead. HighlandsRanch.org

Enjoy Ladies Night at the Unlisted

Me. $30 ticket purchase includes a

/Feb-16-Snowshoe-Hike

Artisan & Boutique Market the first

sentation, a place in the signing line, dessert bites, and a hardcover copy of Still Me. Tickets available at EventBrite.com.

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MAR 1

Thursday of every month.

reserved seat at the author's pre-

24 TIKI COCKTAILS AND RUM Southridge Rec Center

Join us for a mid-Winter break from the cold with an exotic and mysterious

MAR 2 SYMPHONY AND YOUNG VOICES OF COLORADO Lone Tree Arts Center

journey through the world of Tiki Cock-

The Lone Tree Symphony Orches-

tails and Rum. Davidsons Spirits Spe-

tra and Jacinda Bouton / Music Di-

cialist, Chris Motley, will give a short

rector present Symphony and Young

The Tattered Cover

presentation on the history of America's

Voices of Colorado, a non-profit

Chef Gino Campagna - ​

longest-running cocktail craze before

children’s choir serving the Rocky

Chef Gino's Taste Test Challenge

we embark on a trip to the Tiki palaces

Mountains in Denver and surround-

100+ Winning Recipes That Any

of old for classic cocktails, with stops at

ing areas, will join the LTSO for an

Kid Can Cook, A Book Presentation,

various rum-producing islands to sam-

evening of magical and breathtak-

Signing, & Cooking Demo

ple their spirits. Enjoy drink samples,

ing choral performance. Tickets

small bites, and the Exotica sounds of

at LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

CHEF GINO'S TASTE TEST CHALLENGE

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Highlands Ranch Mansion

Treat yourself to a little fun this Valentine’s Day at the beautiful

Martin Denny, Les Baxter, and the Tikiyaki Orchestra. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at the door, if not sold out. Must be 21+ to attend this event. No children.

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MAR 4 JRN UNBRIDAL SHOW Urban Spaces Event Center

The James Resource Network and Brides Across America will host the

Highlands Ranch Mansion. Guests

WESTERN WINTER GALA

can enjoy music, dancing, compli-

Highlands Ranch Mansion

support military and first respond-

mentary coffee, tea, sweet treats

The Highlands Ranch Park and Rec-

er couples. Enjoy music, appetizers,

and tours of the historic home.

reation Foundation cordially invites

sweets, bridal fashions, decor and

Bring your sweetheart, come with

you to a celebration of our Western

raffles. The event culminates in a Col-

a group of friends or bring your

heritage. Enjoy an evening of fine

orado Giveaway valued at more than

kids and treat yourself to a morn-

whiskey tasting from a variety of dis-

$15,000. For more information about

ing of fun. All ages are welcome.

tillers accompanied by hearty, gour-

the Colorado UnBridal show and

Feel free to stay a little or awhile at

met bites. Tour the historic High-

for ways to get involved, please visit

this annual Valentine’s event.

lands Ranch Mansion, which was

ColoradoUnBridalShow.com.

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Proceeds from the event will ben-

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PARTING THOUGHTS

PRERNA KAPOOR, INDIAN JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ARTIST

“On the path of discovery, I stumbled upon the enchanted mystic beauty of the spiritual nature and its abundance. I observed the multidimensional world within myself—a place where the artist can practice complete engagement and timelessness, and surrender into the creative universe.” —Prerna Kapoor

ARTICLE PRERNA KAPOOR | PHOTOGRAPHY MANU KAPOOR

I CONSIDER MYSELF A GLOBAL CITIZEN. At the age of 15,

in my work. From the Japanese Sumi art, where each stroke is

I received an art scholarship to study Fine Arts in Edinburgh,

expressive and speaks to its distinctly meditative culture, to the

Scotland, which introduced me to my passion and calling. From

Indian influence which brings a riot of colors and textures in a

my wonderful teacher Ms. Francesca Shaw, I firmed in my

traditional way—plus nuances of Scotland and Singapore, where

resolve to learn and to further explore my love for colors. Ms.

I lived for a time—my work and I have been enriched with an

Shaw's belief and encouragement turned into my motivation.

ever-evolving vocabulary.

From being a Japanese interpreter and translator to a devoted

I now live in Parker and fall in love every day with the refresh-

art painter, the journey has had its moments of vacillation as

ing scenic beauty and gorgeous skies which often find their way

well. While completing my advanced degree, I was able to redis-

onto my canvasses.

cover my Indian roots and even had an opportunity to showcase

Nature in all its splendor and glory is an immense inspira-

my work in some of the leading art galleries of New Delhi. It

tion for my landscapes. My abstract paintings are an endeavor

enriched my color palette and added to my repertoire.

to explore the hitherto, unknown realms of my own complex

Experiencing such diverse cultures has had a unique influence

consciousness. I’m happy for opportunities to exhibit my work

on the nuances of my thought process, which have found their

in various shows, and to continue my path along this colorful,

way onto my canvasses through my brushes and colors. I have

inward journey that finds outward expression and audience.

been extremely blessed to amalgamate these many influences

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