LUNA art exhibit opening reception is March 4

(02-17-2010)

The ASC Community Partnerships art exhibit, "LUNA: Light, Color and Time are Different Here" opens March 2. Curated by James M. Owens, Ph.D., the exhibit is a unique, interactive art experience where visitors can both view the works of area artists and create their own works with similar materials during the exhibit.

An opening reception is scheduled from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the ASC Community Partnerships Gallery, located on the Adams State College campus at the corner of Edgemont Blvd and Main Street. The show continues through March 31 and gallery hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Artists Andre Mouton and Jennifer Thomson join Owens in a celebration of "the creative spirit and a celebratory promotion of learning through art." Visitors will have the opportunity to develop their own work and enjoy the experience of creating. Prior experience is not required and people of all ages are welcome.

LUNA, located in San Acacio, Colo., is an artists' retreat owned and operated by Owens. According to Owens, the facility "offers an oasis for the expression of the creative spirit and time away from the pressure and influence of mainstream urban life encourages us to recharge, rethink, and recreate." LUNA attracts artists, teachers, and others for its artist-in-residence programs, camps, and open studios.

Exhibiting artists, all associated with LUNA include Mouton, who experiences hammering as a transpersonal form of art, meditation and prayer with wood and metal sculptures and Thomson, who demonstrates how we can explore the secrets of color through the experience of watercolor veil painting.

The ASC Community Partnerships Gallery is funded by Colorado Council on the Arts. For additional information, please contact ASC Community Partnerships at 719-587-8227 or Owens by email: j.m.owens@hotmail.com.