First Day of Fall
As we approach the fall 2022, Colorado natives and visitors await the changing of leaves.
Visiting Denver for the fall season? This week you can walk downtown and see incredible artists displaying their skills at sidewalk chalk over 200 artists will be showcased.
A little bit of Italy comes to The Mile High City every summer, thanks to the annual Denver Chalk Art Festival in the Golden Triangle Creative District.
Sept. 3-5, 2022
Perhaps you enjoyed sidewalk chalk as a child? At Spirits in the Wind our artist, Susan Clark, works in oil pastels which are another medium that create vibrant colors to her Colorado inspired landscapes and subject matter.
Some of our artists have been out in the mountains, painting iconic Colorado views. Take a piece of your hiking adventures home with artwork from our avid nature enthusiasts: with a giclee from Anne Gifford, an oil from Lindsay Ternes or a a photograph of Joan McCracken’s CO hikes. These are just a few of our local artists who work is inspired created during their outdoor experiences in Colorado hiking and exploration. Their work is certain to connect you to your time well spent in beautiful Colorado.
What is an artist trying to say? It is a question you might ask yourself as you pursue the artwork we at display at Spirits in the Wind Gallery in Golden, CO. Meaning in art is rarely simple or straightforward. When you find a connection to a piece at the Gallery, you may ask yourself, what draws me to this work? Is the artist role of capturing beauty or emotions of a moment in time. How does it make you feel or wonder? Was it the process or the art works relatability to life, something in your own life? At Spirits, let our team take a moment with your to dive into the creation of these visually meaningful forms. These forms, whether be ceramic, glass, wood or paintings have in common they are about something. It is this “aboutness” which allows us to experience them as art. Let us invite you to an art conversation.
Your friend, Dawn Kloba, Director
July has Golden visitors floating down the river and scores of visitor’s eating the gelato or famous Woody’s pizza. Our artist’s were busy participating in Golden Arts Week.
You may have seen Nikki Nienhuis in one of the booths. You can follow her intuitive painting videos on Instagram. https://spiritsinthewindgallery.com/category/gallery-artists/nikki-nienhuis-gallery-artists/
“Thank you Universe” 30×30 acrylic available in multiple platform: original, canvas enhance giclee and framed prints.
Christina Lo’ren Morrison has murals interior and exterior walls throughout Golden. She was able to spend some time outside Spirits in the Wind Gallery working on her new work and mingling with our patrons on Washington Ave. Come on in the Gallery and experience to wonder of her work imbued with deep meanings and color. Her pieces take art into another level with “augmented reality”. You can download her app: C Loren Art and experience an imagery journey that takes your breath away.
You may have been strolling down Washington Ave and saw some life size bronze sculptures depicting iconic the West animals and history. Spirits welcomes you to stop in the Gallery and a smaller version of “Cowboy’s Day off”. The larger sculpture was commissioned by the City of Golden. You can read time and effort into the design and creation of a large bronze by following one of Colorado’s own foundries in Loveland, CO. https://www.thecrucible.org/guides/metalworking/bronze-casting/
We have for your consideration ” Cowboy’s Day Off” for your home. Michael Hamby
We represent a myriad of other artist’s as well, story telling history of the West.
Blackfoot – Upright Bonnet, by Jerry McKellar
Bronze, Edition 3 /30
22″ x 11″ x 11″
It is another beautiful day in Downtown Golden, CO. Many visitors from all over the World coming to our Gallery this week. Take a moment to enjoy the outdoors. Come into the Gallery and see how our artists from all over the West express their emotions and discover the trails, mountains and outdoor wildlife. Have a trip planned to Yosemite this summer. Find yourself lost in the work of Sonia Reid who visits this park and paints the animals she witnesses. Sonia Reid is heading to Africa for a safari soon and Spirits looks forward to her new work inspired from her epic journey.
“Fool Me Once” 20×20 oil, Sonya Reid
‘Tall Order”13×29 oil, Sonya Reid
Leaping into Spring, we are all hiking and biking Colorado. As you explore Colorado, one of our own prestigious artists, Anne Gifford, from Boulder, CO, has painted the outdoors and found Colorado through watercolor.
For your consideration, we offer her prints and original watercolors.
Anne Gifford, Boulder, CO
At Spirits we are looking forward to displaying new works by our talented artists, Lindsay Ternes, Sonia Reid and Daniel Marshall. As we continue to collect new inspired works, we always appreciate you visiting us online or in the Gallery. If you have a space that requires that perfect piece, we are happy to reach out to our artists and see the availability of that larger piece in their own studios.
For your consideration -“Carve”, oil on panel 8″x 10″ (framed 15″x17″)
Today, Lindsay Ternes and I painted at the creek in Golden. What a fantastic artist she is as we deconstructed the process of evaluating composition, planned and prepared a plein air painting. More to come your way in an opportunity to paint with us!
We hare excited that many of your artists have been working diligently and creating new pieces in the Gallery.
Spirits welcomes new pieces from our artists:
….Joan Mc Craken
THANK you Susan for creating yesterday on Washington Ave for Spirits!
We hope you had the opportunity to meet Susan, her work is available to you for your space online or at our Gallery.
MEET THe ARtist, Susan Clark
We are please to have one of our local artists SUSAN CLARK in the Gallery Saturday, August 21 2021 12pm-2 pm.
Come on down and see how she works and what inspires her unique oil pastels.
One of artists, Gregory Mayse, is being featured in Southwest ART magazine in August. Come view his original work at the Gallery, “Outrunning the Posse” oil on canvas 24×24.
Another one of our artists, Lindsay Ternes, travelled this week to be part of a plein air event in Montana at Glacier Park. You can follow here painting adventures in instagram and see some of her work in progress over the past week.
“Snack Before the Snow” 11×9 Original oil on board
Spirits welcomes another fantastic Oil Painter of America painter who is featured is Southwest Art, August 2021. Please come to view her work at the Gallery while shopping in beautiful downtown Golden, CO.
Spirits welcomes a new artist to the Gallery, Mitch Caster. Watch him online, Monday November 16th, at 4pm on Channel 9 news on “Positively Colorado” or on this link: