Art is healing.

Here at Miriam’s Place, we host an art show, featuring a new artist, every month, in our atrium gallery to promote health through art.

Please enjoy the art on this page and visit our Facebook page to take a virtual video tour of any of our visiting artists.


Please Welcome Mary Altinger to Miriam’s Place


Meet Mary Altinger on our Live Stream, Tues May 11 at 4PM

It’s the 2nd Tuesday so that means “Art Night”. Miriam’s Place is introducing you to the artist, Mary Altinger. This is her first time showing her work in a gallery setting and we would love for all of our visitors to make Mary feel welcome while enjoying her beautiful paintings. Please join us for a live interview with the artist and a virtual gallery walkthrough featuring her work.

You can catch the live-stream and participate in a live discussion with the artist at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/live/

Mary Altinger is a semi-retired RN/artist of abstract florals and Aspen trees. Her interests are acrylics and mixed media.

Meet Mary Altinger

My art career began when I was probably 8 years old but was brief and short-lived.  I continued taking classes through high school and into college; however, it wasn’t until I began taking art classes at a local facility that my interest reignited and I really wanted to Paint. 

Most of my education in the Art field has been self-taught.  I began drawing trees at a very early age and found I could copy most still life in pencil relatively easily.      I do not have a formal education degree in Art, I just love to dabble.

I took courses here and there in high school and college; however, my interest really surfaced after the kids moved out of the house and I began to slowly retire from nursing.

I love painting abstract florals, and, lately, I have found a passion for painting Colorado’s beautiful Aspen trees.  Online courses for abstract florals, attending workshops in LA, classes in watercolor, and challenging myself with a few mixed media videos has been really satisfying for me to learn more and exciting techniques, use different tools, and learn to paint intuitively.  I love painting with acrylics and appreciate the buttery texture of the paint as it moves about on the canvas.  Most of my renderings are 8×10” mockups for larger pieces.

I hope you enjoy this collection!


Silvia Deen Returns To Miriam’s Place in April

Meet Silvia Deen on our Live Stream, Tues April 13 at 4PM

It’s the 2nd Tuesday so that means “Art Night”. This month, Miriam’s Place is once again featuring the work of fused glass artist, Silvia Deen. Mark your calendar and join us for a live interview with the artist and a virtual gallery walkthrough featuring her work.

You can catch the live-stream and participate in a live discussion with the artist at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/live/

Silvia Deen is a nature-inspired artist that uses a fused glass technique to provide image and depth perception to her art. Her art reflects trees and their surroundings as the seasons change, as well as, other nature images.

Meet Silvia Deen

I am a Colorado Glass Artist and my unique artwork takes visual representations of Colorado’s nature.

I love trees and their surroundings, the transition of the leaves throughout the season are truly inspiring…to me they represent the eternal circle of nature……. 

As a nature inspired Artist, I find beauty in Colorado’s beautiful outdoors.

My unique Glass Art includes authentic rock chips preserved in epoxy as well as various leaves and tree bark on assorted Glass panels.    

 Each of the pieces are individually crafted and specifically cut.

These carefully cut glass fragments are then positioned to achieve the desired imagine of trees and landscapes.

Once a picture is finished, it is heated in a kiln to approximately 1410 degrees Fahrenheit, to fuse the glass resulting in the final product.
Enjoy 


Our March 2021 Artist Is Casey Chinn


As March blooms and we prepare to Spring forward Miriam’s Place is thrilled to invite you to another second Tuesday art walkthrough!

This month, Miriam’s Place is featuring the work of photographer, Casey Chinn.

Please join our Facebook page for a live-streamed interview with the artist and a virtual gallery walkthrough featuring his work.

You can catch the live-stream and participate in a live discussion with the artist at the following link on Tuesday, March 9 at 4PM: https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/live/

Meet Casey Chinn:

“I have a passion for capturing the light, texture, and forms of the natural world and conveying them in a way that makes this inherent beauty and mystery available to the viewer. I have these produced as high-quality metal wall art that will bring that beauty directly into people’s homes and office spaces. I focus my work primarily on the mountains and deserts of the western U.S., yet I find endless fascination with the natural world wherever my travels may take me. Photography has been my lifelong passion and I always look forward to exploring new aspects of this medium. 

 I began my formal education in photography at the Colorado  Mountain College in 1982, majoring in Fine Art Photography, along with many outdoor pursuits that the college was known for. I returned to school a few years later, and in 1990, earned an Associates Degree in  Photography from The Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. I have been a  working professional commercial and landscape photographer ever since.  My work has been displayed at numerous venues and has been valued for its technical quality, diversity, beauty, and simplicity. In 2018 I left the corporate world, having worked for a local catalog company, and struck out on my own to pursue my passion for taking photos of the natural landscape, and teaching others how to be better photographers. When not out traveling and capturing new images, I reside in my hometown of  Colorado Springs, Colorado.” 

Contact Casey Chinn at

Casey Chinn Photography

www.CaseyChinnPhotography.com

casey@caseychinnphotography.com

719-963-7974


Our February 2021 Artist Is Michelle Welsh


It’s February so that means that love is in the air. At Miriam’s Place we love our artists and their work and we are happy to share that affection with the visitors to our monthly second Tuesday virtual art show. This month, Miriam’s Place is featuring the work of artist, Michelle Welsh. Join our Facebook live stream for a live interview with the artist and a virtual gallery walkthrough featuring her work.

You can catch the live-stream and participate in a live discussion with the artist at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/live/

Meet Michelle Welsh

“My name is Michelle Welsh. I was born at Clark Air Base, Philippines. I’ve lived in Japan, Texas and Colorado Springs. I’ve experienced many different cultures and lifestyles. I raised one daughter and she is a Vet Tech, she is like me and has a passion for the Arts.

I’m bipolar and suffer from depression, but art and music have always lifted me up when I’ve been down and always inspires me. I find happiness in going to art shows and concerts and appreciate other artists and musicians. In all my art pieces, I put in all my heart and soul and lots of love. Every single one is meaningful and significant to me and I always hope to inspire others. Every single canvas is a little piece of my heart, I gladly give away.”

Contact Michelle Welsh at mfelisaw at outlook dot com for more information on her available pieces and how to purchase them. 


New Art @ Miriam’s Place: Conception, Creation and Make it Easy

Even though we are near the end of our art show, Kelly Klipple and Amy Cook-Porter have decided to move the art around to make room for the piece, “Conception” by Hawnuh Lee.  It will be accompanied by a new piece by Ashley Dickey, titled “Make it Easy” and a new piece by Kelly called, “Creation.”

Why add Conception now?  The word, Conception, has come up quite often as we have re-worked Miriam’s Place’s office plan.  It just felt right to add art to this planning. 

What better time to encourage others to think about planting new seeds and creating new ideas than that of the full moon directly which is associated with Trees Budding (especially in the Mediterranean-type latitudes)?

It’s hard to imagine springtime, especially in the Rockies right now, when it is a balmy 24 degrees outside.

Yet this is a perfect time to nurture seeds:  wrapping them in cocoons of damp paper towels and placing them in warm, dark places.  Soon, they will sprout, and be put into pots under heat lamps.  However, now they are just seeds, lying in wait to burst forth, nothing more.

By hanging Conception in our atrium, we hope to inspire you to plant one new seed, nurture one new idea this week.  Whether or not the idea germinates is not important.  What is important, is that spark of a new idea, a new action, a new dream.

Conception happens only with love, hope and faith.  Ashley’s new painting, “Make it Easy” is how we make conception a reality.

We look forward to closing out this art toward the beginning of February and coming back to full activation as soon as possible.  


Our January 2021 Artist Feature Includes A Trio of Talented Creatives


Happy New Year from all of us at Miriam’s Place! Welcome to our first Second Tuesday evening Art Night for 2021.

This month, Miriam’s Place is featuring the work of a trio of local artists: Ashley Dickey, Kelly Klipple, and Roberta Genet.

Please join our Facebook live stream for a live interview with the artists and a virtual gallery walkthrough featuring their work.

You can catch the live-stream and participate in a live discussion with the artist at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/live/

Get to know our artists:

Ashley Dickey

Meet Ashley Dickey on our January Livestream!


Ashley Dickey specializes in abstract paintings. From a very young age she been pulled toward anything creative. As she has lived in Colorado Springs, CO, her art has led her down the road of self-discovery, and self-love. Most of her work is acrylic, but has many talents such as: photography, and mixed media.


Kelly Klipple

Meet Kelly Klipple

“My Art is my sanctuary. It’s my reprieve from the Now reality I’ve created and the jumping off place for more. From as early as I remember, creating and ‘playing’ with textures, papers, images and color mediums was part of my daily life.

After high school, I thought a degree in graphic design was logical and went on to graduate from The Colorado Institute of Art in 1991. I then realized I had no real interest in advertising or in the stress of being a graphic designer.

After many years in Corporate America, I resigned to evolve my lifework into a Practice in the Healing Arts as a Colon Hydrotherapist. I love being a part of Miriam’s Place where I have the opportunity to show my Art someplace besides my living room! Please enjoy my collection which I lovingly call Shenanigans.

The inspiration for creation over the past 5 years represents priceless epiphanies and evolution of thought, allowing me the time for My Be-Coming. A series of mixed media altered books, also known as art journals or junk journals, are filled with my little daily revelations.”


Roberta Genet

Meet Roberta Genet

Roberta Genet is a licensed massage therapist. She has been practicing massage and other bodywork techniques since 1991. Prior to being a massage therapist, Roberta was a librarian at the Queens Borough Public Library in Queens, NY.

As a child, Roberta enjoyed drawing and painting, and liked to create pictures of fashionable dresses and gowns. As she grew older, she got busy with school and college and did not pursue her interest in art. In high school, a dog followed Roberta home from school one day, and the dog became part of the family. Having a pet made her realize her love for animals, and for the past several years Roberta has enjoyed drawing and painting animals.

Watercolor is her preferred medium, though she has also uses acrylic. Magic markers and colored pencils are also part of Roberta’s arsenal of tools. She is happy to share her artwork with Miriam’s Place. Enjoy!

If you are interested in owning any of the pieces that are presented in our virtual tours, please contact the artist, as listed, or contact Desiree Hickson at miriamsplace1519@gmail.com.


Our December Artist Is Roberta Genet


Meet Roberta Genet on our Live Stream, Tues December 8 at 4PM

It’s December and our last once-a-month Tuesday evening Art Night for 2020. This month, Miriam’s Place is featuring the work of artist, Roberta Genet. Join our Facebook live stream for a live interview with the artist and a virtual gallery walkthrough featuring her work.

You can catch the live-stream and participate in a live discussion with the artist at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/live/

Roberta Genet is a licensed massage therapist.  She has been practicing massage and other bodywork techniques since 1991. Prior to being a massage therapist, Roberta was a librarian at the Queens Borough Public Library in Queens, NY. 

As a child, Roberta enjoyed drawing and painting, and liked to create pictures of fashionable dresses and gowns.  As she grew older, she got busy with school and college and did not pursue her interest in art.  In high school, a dog followed Roberta home from school one day, and the dog became part of the family.  Having a pet made her realize her love for animals, and for the past several years Roberta has enjoyed drawing and painting animals.  Watercolor is her preferred medium, though she has also used acrylic.  Magic markers and colored pencils are also part of Roberta’s arsenal of tools. She is happy to share her artwork with Miriam’s Place.  Enjoy!

Contact Roberta Genet at 719 471 2587 or rgenet11 at gmail.com for more information on her available pieces and how to purchase them.


Our November Artist Is Renata Maximiano


Meet Renata Maximiano on our Live Stream, Tues November 10 at 4PM

It’s Time for our November 2nd Tuesday evening Art Night. This month, Miriam’s Place is featuring the work of artist, Renata Maximiano. Join our Facebook livestream for a live interview with the artist and a virtual gallery walkthrough featuring her work.

You can catch the live-stream and participate in a live discussion with the artist at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/live/

Getting To Know Our Artist:

“Leonina, Brazilian, born in 1980, my name is Renata Maximiano and am an amateur in the art of painting. I started developing the painting exactly a year ago, when I moved to America. The exaggerated use of colors, the social and human construction of women, the inhospitable daily life, in short, my perception of this microcosm called the heart are recurrent themes in my work. Art is an intensive therapy, whose plunge is in sensation, in challenge and, above all, in the elevation it provides. Welcome to my universe!”


Our October Artist Is John Skinner

Meet John Skinner on our Live Stream, Tues October 13 at 4PM

Welcome to October and our once-a-month Tuesday evening Art Night. This month, Miriam’s Place is featuring the work of artist, John Skinner. Join our Facebook livestream for a live interview with the artist and a virtual gallery walkthrough featuring his work.

You can catch the live-stream and participate in a live discussion with the artist at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/live/

John Skinner, a 4th generation Colorado native, growing up in Woodland Park, Colorado. 

He spent some of his summers helping in his Grandmother’s Ceramic Shop, where he learned casting, cleaning, painting, and firing skills.

Later, working in the Airline Industry, travel was a major part of his life.

He undertook the renovation of his Brother’s home. Years of neglect left the home with needed updating and areas of damage.  After repairing a badly scared wall, one needing detailed paint treatment, John had leftover paint.  He started experimenting with the paints to see what he could create on canvas.  The first few pieces were interesting but lacked dimension.  One of the many projects the house he was renovating needed was a complete plumbing rehab.  Rather than tossing the old pipe works, he created a multi-dimensional piece that hangs in a place of honor at the house.  Influenced by the bricolage genre, he has also created pieces using cement, sand, and metal.

If you have any comments or questions, please email at artbyjohn@yahoo.com


Our September Artist Is Steffany Suze Boucher

Meet Steffany Suze Boucher on our Live Stream, Tues Sept 14 at 4PM

Welcome to September and our once-a-month Tuesday evening Art Night. This month, Miriam’s Place is featuring the work of visual artist and art instructor, Steffany Suze Boucher. Join our Facebook livestream for a live interview with the artist and a virtual gallery walkthrough featuring her work.

You can catch the live-stream and participate in a live discussion with the artist at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/live/

Steffany Suze Boucher, owner of Echo Healing Arts Studio, is a visual artist, art instructor, meditation teacher and certified sound practitioner.  She has shown her work throughout the United States in both solo and group exhibits including Illinois, Colorado, Brooklyn, New York City. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Parsons School of Design in New York City and her BFA from Western Illinois University. Her 20 years of teaching includes Parsons School of Design, NYC, Bemis School of Art, Pikes Peak Community College and Kreuser Gallery in Colorado Springs, in addition to K-12 schools and independent educational programs in Art, Design, Sculpture, Drawing and Art History. She creates artistic symbolic votives: sculptures, collages, drawings and installations. Intuition, creative writing, experimentation, science and research are the foundation of her studio practice.

Currently available for viewing at Miriam’s Place, her Intuitive Embroidery Collages are unplanned, spontaneous compositions, a creative process which aligns her with the present moment.

Connect with the artist at the following links:

echofrequencystudio.com
steffanysuzeboucher.com
https://www.facebook.com/steffany.suze
https://www.facebook.com/EchoHealingArtsStudio
https://www.instagram.com/steffany.suze
https://www.instagram.com/echohealingartsstudio


Our August Artist Is Silvia Deen

Meet Silvia Deen on our Live Stream, Tues Aug 11 at 4PM

It’s the 2nd Tuesday so that means “Art Night”. This month, Miriam’s Place is featuring the work of fused glass artist, Silvia Deen. Mark your calendar and join us for a live interview with the artist and a virtual gallery walkthrough featuring her work.

You can catch the live-stream and participate in a live discussion with the artist at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/live/

Silvia Deen is a nature-inspired artist that uses a fused glass technique to provide image and depth perception to her art. Her art reflects trees and their surroundings as the seasons change, as well as, other nature images.


Our July Artist Is Julia L Wright

Please check out the pictures and videos provided by the artist, Julia L Wright. Watch our Facebook page on the Second Tuesday (Miriam’s Place Art Night) in July for a special on-site walk-through video.

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsPlace/videos/394870334822054/UzpfSTQyOTUzODIxMTEyMDAzNTo3NjE3MzM4MTQ1NjcxMzg/?eid=ARB_YaysFbh_94jn41VwbR4KBBLoyoBOerh7oBe7rIAsLu_WvyXZ-jOvBI9v528dVsz_DSpCaNQgEBUI


If you are interested in owning any of the pieces that are presented in this virtual tour, please contact Laura Archuleta at miriamsplace1519@gmail.com.

Our June Artist Is Christopher Cleary

Please enjoy this video, provided by the artist, Christopher Cleary. Watch our Facebook page on the Second Tuesday (Miriam’s Place Art Night) in June for a special on-site walk-through video.

Christopher Cleary Virtual Art Show

Christopher Cleary and Associates, LLC
(303) 466-6000
he/him/his
christopher@christophercleary.com
http://www.clearymedia.com


If you are interested in owning any of the pieces that are presented in this virtual tour, please contact Laura Archuleta at miriamsplace1519@gmail.com.

Our May Artist is Susan Tormoen

Susan Tormoen

Susan Tormoen (in her own words):

As a Colorado Springs artist, educated in philosophy at Carleton and Lake Forest College, I work in pastel, oil, and woven tapestry. Slightly abstract, I am especially concerned with color. Subject is usually landscape but I also enjoy architecture and figure.

Early on, as I was finishing my studies as a young mother, I took a few art classes. For years I concentrated on watercolor but after moving to Colorado from Wisconsin and taking a workshop with Pueblo artist Fran Dodd, I became enamored with pastels. It was the that spontaneity became characteristic of my style. I love color and the way it is possible with the stroke of a pastel stick. Recently I renewed my acquaintance with oil and the pallet knife is usually my instrument of choice. I also do some weaving of tapestry.

I want to mention that I take my own and paint exclusively my own photos. I make an exception once in a while that is true of my birds. I did not take those photos.

Also I usually paint with a pallet knife, but the birds and pigeons in this show were done with a brush.

The paintings except for 2 small pastels are done in oil.

On The Plaza I and II:

I met these pigeons in Sante Fe, New Mexico on a trip with a friend and my daughter who had business there. My friend and I spent time in the capital building where there are many beautiful works of art. I highly recommend going there when in Santa Fe. We also spent much time on and near the Plaza where there are native artists and many shops. It was there that I photographed the pigeons. I usually underpaint my canvases with red acrylic and one of my objectives in these pieces was to let the red come through.

Creek Near Victor I and II:

On the road to Victor in Colorado from Colorado Springs if one is observant they will see a creek that goes under the road. It is a rocky creek which makes it a good subject for an artist. I also like the aspen in the distance with another road going through.

North Park III :

One of my favorite places in the Windy City is North Park, a haven on the north side.  I spend much time there with my daughter and grandsons. It has forest and water and is great for photo taking. I recently finished a pastel painting of one of my grandsons playing in the water with a stick. That is one reason I enjoy the place.

Fall Sunset I, III, and IV :

These sunsets were actually out my front door in their splendor.  My residence faces the northwest and I have the privileged of viewing Pikes Peak anytime and of course the sunsets. The smaller one and the horizontal painting have very rich color done without the texture that I often apply. The framed painting is more subtle in it’s appearance and maybe more typical of my work.

Blue Sunset on Paseo and Palmer Park in Pastel:

These are small pieces done in a new technique in pastel of small smudges or dots showing the background of the sanded pastel paper.  Another sunset on my street and   a view of Palmer Park where I frequent with my other daughter and her dogs. The sky is often the main attraction in my Palmer Park paintings.

Colorado Birds I and II:

Also smaller pieces, oils, and although I titled them Colorado Birds, they are plentiful in the Midwest and know as Red-Headed Woodpeckers and Canaries.

Colorado Springs Series:

A familiar subject with most local artists is Garden of the Gods. The texture and pallet knife strokes characteristic of my usual style are more obvious in these works.

Bluebird on a Limb and Bluebird in Snow:

Another bird which resides in Colorado and also where I call home, Minnesota, is the bluebird.  these paintings are done on a 4 inch canvas which can be hung in the narrowest of wall spaces.

Path with Purple:

A walk in the woods inspired this painting. I liked the shadows and how the color agreed with and contrasted beautifully with the gold of the foliage.


If you are interested in owning any of the pieces that are presented in our virtual tours, please contact the artist, as listed, or contact Desiree Hickson at miriamsplace1519@gmail.com.