Crock returns to Adams State with exhibit in Hatfield Gallery


Sunset Through the Trees by adams state art alumnus jesse crock

Sunset Through the Trees

Using bright colors and bold designs, Jesse Crock celebrates the Colorado outdoors with his acrylic paintings. The Adams State University Hatfield Gallery will host Painting the Colorado Experience, paintings by Crock from February 27 through April 6. An artist lecture will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Art Department room 227 followed by an opening reception.

Crock '05 '10, an Adams State alumnus, is a Golden, Colorado-based artist with a love of climbing, cycling, and the outdoors. The rich color and sharp contrast of his acrylic paintings attempt to capture the vibrant Colorado landscape of the places he travels. An elementary art teacher, Crock finds that he often connects his work with the playfulness of his students and is inspired by the energy they bring to the classroom. As an outdoor enthusiast, he brings the viewer's eye to places that are not often painted.

His work has been commissioned for the Ouray Ice Climbing Festival, the FIBArk Kayaking Festival in Salida, and for craft beer labels for the Eddyline Brewery in Buena Vista. He was chosen as the 2012 Golden Fine Arts Featured Artist and has recently been the author of "Coloring Colorado." He has created several large outdoor murals in the city of Golden like the north wall of the Mountain Toad Brewery. For more information on Crock, visit Jesse Crock.

A portion of the painting sales from the Painting the Colorado Experience will be donated to the Sue Patterson Memorial Scholarship fund.

During the same time frame, the Adams State Cloyde Snook Gallery will host Leap, a national juried exhibition. Leap hosts 19 artists from 12 states, who responded to a request for artworks that combine, collaborate with, incorporate, or explore science, new technology, engineering, or mathematics.

For more information on the gallery exhibits call 719-587-7823.