Yampa Valley Arts and Culture Guide – Volume 12, Edition 2
VOLUME 12, EDITION 2, 2019
about the cover Artist jennifer baker
artist Jennifer Baker at work in her studio | Courtesy Jennifer Baker
❯❯ Jennifer Baker’s glass piece, “Storybook Stroll,” captures a quintessential Steamboat Springs view: sunlight filtering through an aspen grove. As such, it is ideally suited to be the cover art of this edition of the Yampa Valley Arts & Culture Guide.
“The inspiration for this piece comes from the richness of our surroundings,” Baker says. “When I’m hiking and soaking in the surroundings, I think there is always some anticipation of what lies ahead. I think it’s that appreciation, richness and grandeur that always bring a sense of space and place.”
Layering is a technique common to all of Baker’s pieces, and “Storybook Stroll” is no exception. Her artwork contains thousands upon thousands of ultra-thin sheets of glass, each with its own texture, from rough to powdery. Each of these layers requires time in the kiln, which means every piece is the result of a lengthy process.
Baker was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up immersed
in the arts. Her uncle, a landscape designer, sent her to art camps, where she was exposed to many types of craftsmanship, but everything changed when she discovered glass. From that point on, she says, she was obsessed. Baker describes herself as a tactile person, and the hands-on nature of her art is especially appealing to her.
This winter at Gallery 89, Baker unveils an art collaboration titled “Symbiosis II” with internationally renowned metal sculptor David Marshall. The show features pieces combining metal and glass, and marks the second time the two artists have collaborated, the first being “Symbiosis” in 2015. “We thought it was time for another body of work,” Baker says.
“Storybook Stroll” is on display at Laundry restaurant in Steamboat Springs. Baker’s work can also be found locally at Pine Moon Fine Art, Gallery 89, the Steamboat Art Museum Store and Alpine Bank. www.jenniferbakerglassart.com
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Marion Kahn, Dusk Illuminated, 2018
Oil, 30 x 48
www.MarionKahnFineArt.com | 501-680-1565
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, Honors Program Political Science, Art studies: internationally known photorealist painter, Robert Cottingham; colorist, Ken Elliott; American Impressionists, Kim English and Barry Thomas; abstract colorist, Casey Klahn, and plein air painters, Jean Perry and Joan Hoffmann
Riverwalk Collective at the Depot, Steamboat Springs, and Framed Image, Denver
The Artists Association of Northern Colorado, 3rd place
Alpine Bank, Carnegie Center for Creativity, Chief Theater, Harwigs, Riverwalk Collective, Sheraton Steamboat, Steamboat Center for Visual Arts
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SANDY P. GRAVES
Fine Art Bronze, 32 x 15 x 9
www.SandyGravesArt.com | 970-846-9994
Colorado State University, B.A., sculpture
Pine Moon Fine Art 117 Ninth St. Steamboat Springs
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“Your Majesty” by Marcella Rose, oil on canvas, 40 x 40. Rose is one of several local artists who is a member of Riverwalk Collective.
A distinctly unique gallery featuring Yampa Valley fine art.
117 9th Street, Downtown Steamboat Springs 970.879.2787 www.pinemoonfineart.com
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SUSAN SCHIESSERJILL BERGMAN
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