Cary Aloia and Evelyn Sprouse-Rowe: Valley Art Co-op’s New Artists!

If you come into the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop you’ll notice LOTS of new work! The co-op has two new members whose work is now on display.

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Great Horned Owl in Snow Tree by Cary Aloia

Cary Aloia  is a wetland biologist who works the San Luis Valley in Colorado and throughout the US. Her love for and knowledge of nature are apparent in her photographs which are often evocative and mysterious. She says of her work as a biologist that it “allows me to experience many different landscapes and wildlife that I capture through photography.”

Sandhill Cranes, Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge, Monte Vista, CO
Sandhill Cranes, Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge, Monte Vista, CO

Her familiarity with the world she photographs gives her the chance to capture some of nature’s quieter and more intimate moments. She says of her photographs, “…They are usually not crisp images but blurred in some way to try and show a different perspective, instill a feeling, and ask a question.” In the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop you can find Cary’s work in different formats including framed canvas, matted prints and note cards. You can see more of Cary’s work on her website, http://gardnersgallery.com/

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Evelyn Sprouse-Rowe’s painting, “Stand Out” acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24

Anyone who’s paid attention to the buildings in Monte Vista has seen some of Evelyn Sprouse-Rowe’s window painting which is always fresh, vibrant, alive and often humorous. She brings the same spontaneous energy to more formal paintings. Sprouse-Rowe is a Colorado artist who graduated with a BA in Art from Adams State University. She says of her work, “I love to let the painting paint itself when I’m working in the more abstract style and then take charge a little more when I want the subject rendered more literally-yet consistently maintaining the ‘looseness’ I strive to honor.” Sprouse-Rowe’s paintings definitely convey a sense of freedom. She also makes jewelry which is, “…constructed of leather, stripped and knotted, and integrated with hardware and found objects.” More of her work can be seen on her website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/evelyn-sprouse-rowe.html

Come in and see the work by our new artists!

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