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.


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.