Feeling “Nostalgic” at the Downtown Art Gallery
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Nostalgic, an exhibit of sculpture, installations and mixed-media artwork from glass artists Courtney Boyd and Nate Steinbrink, opens on Oct. 2 in Colorado Mesa University Downtown Art Gallery. There will be a free public reception to view the exhibit from 6-10pm that day, with an artist talk at 6:30pm. The exhibit will run through Nov. 20.
Both artists received their master’s degrees in glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Boyd’s work deals with the ideas of memory and place, and uses glass as its primary material due to the inherent luminosity and translucency of the material and her desire to reveal a deeper sense of our place in history. Her sculptures often use everyday objects that evoke memories and a sense of identity.
Steinbrink was formerly the curator of exhibits at the University Museum at Southern Illinois University. His work deals with the relationship between man and the naturally-occurring landscape, and specifically how man-made elements can potentially be beneficial to the natural world. Together, Boyd and Steinbrink are in the process of converting a former Denver gas station into a glass studio.
The Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery is located at 437 Colorado Avenue in Grand Junction. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 12-5pm and admission is free.
Dana Nunn, Director of Media Relations