Exhibiting Artists

October 18th through December 1st 2019

Boulder Library Canyon Gallery

The Aquetza Collective  The Collective is a group of Colorado youth leaders who participated in an Art Activism class in Summer 2019 led by artists Celina Jara Tovar and Zurisadai Juarez Delgado as part of the Aquetza Program this summer. They joined artist and facilitator Jasmine Baetz to contemplate and activate the recent community sculpture for Los Seis de Boulder by creating impressions off of the sculpture, the land around it, and Temporary Building 1. In Nahuatl, the language of the Mexica/Aztec indigenous people of central and northern Mexico, aquetza roughly translates as, “lift your chin up.”

The Aquetza Collective

The Collective is a group of Colorado youth leaders who participated in an Art Activism class in Summer 2019 led by artists Celina Jara Tovar and Zurisadai Juarez Delgado as part of the Aquetza Program this summer. They joined artist and facilitator Jasmine Baetz to contemplate and activate the recent community sculpture for Los Seis de Boulder by creating impressions off of the sculpture, the land around it, and Temporary Building 1. In Nahuatl, the language of the Mexica/Aztec indigenous people of central and northern Mexico, aquetza roughly translates as, “lift your chin up.”

Edica Pacha   Pacha creates large scale photographic murals using a unique ‘layered in camera’ photographic style, that explores the mystical and mysterious sides of the feminine. She is interested in creating opportunities for ‘humans to be seen’ and vulnerabilities to be shared, while connecting deeply through Social Art and street art practices. @edicapacha.

Edica Pacha

Pacha creates large scale photographic murals using a unique ‘layered in camera’ photographic style, that explores the mystical and mysterious sides of the feminine. She is interested in creating opportunities for ‘humans to be seen’ and vulnerabilities to be shared, while connecting deeply through Social Art and street art practices. @edicapacha.

Hyland Mather   In my work, I seek balance. That’s the easiest way to sum up what I’m searching for as an artist. In my practice I seek balance, and find it in the kind of meditative state I can achieve while deeply submersed in the studio, or public project. In the finished artwork, I find balance, simply in the composition or message. If the colors, and composition, and weight of the piece feels ‘balanced’ to me, then I usually feel finished with the work. Although I currently explore a handful of distinct ‘bodies’ of work in my practice, I am probably most recognized for my ‘lost object’ assemblages. @thelostobject

Hyland Mather

In my work, I seek balance. That’s the easiest way to sum up what I’m searching for as an artist. In my practice I seek balance, and find it in the kind of meditative state I can achieve while deeply submersed in the studio, or public project. In the finished artwork, I find balance, simply in the composition or message. If the colors, and composition, and weight of the piece feels ‘balanced’ to me, then I usually feel finished with the work. Although I currently explore a handful of distinct ‘bodies’ of work in my practice, I am probably most recognized for my ‘lost object’ assemblages. @thelostobject


 
Johnny Draco   Johnny Draco is a self-taught visual artist hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. With bold lines and contrasting colors, Draco’s art acts as conductor of one’s eye and perspective. His work aims to unlock the inner child, and provide the ultimate nostalgia for his viewers as he applies his personal truth “being a child is the purest form of creativity”. @johnnydraco_

Johnny Draco

Johnny Draco is a self-taught visual artist hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. With bold lines and contrasting colors, Draco’s art acts as conductor of one’s eye and perspective. His work aims to unlock the inner child, and provide the ultimate nostalgia for his viewers as he applies his personal truth “being a child is the purest form of creativity”. @johnnydraco_


John Heenan  John Heenan captures and documents culturally relevant art with video and film mediums. Using this footage, John assembles multimedia installations for live video mixing and various presentation purposes.

John Heenan

John Heenan captures and documents culturally relevant art with video and film mediums. Using this footage, John assembles multimedia installations for live video mixing and various presentation purposes.

Jessica Moon  Jessica Moon Bernstein-Schiano uses a wide variety of materials including discarded plastic bags, punctured bicycle inner tubes, paint, found paper and melting ice to create 2D artworks as well as 3D works including art installations. Climate change, the waste stream, and endangered species are various subjects that influence her work and are expressed in her pieces. Through her work, she hopes to inspire and remind audiences of what we have as well as what we stand to lose if we do not take action. Jessica was born in Ohio, spent some time living in Mongolia, and has lived in Colorado for over 30 years. She currently lives in Nederland, Colorado

Jessica Moon

Jessica Moon Bernstein-Schiano uses a wide variety of materials including discarded plastic bags, punctured bicycle inner tubes, paint, found paper and melting ice to create 2D artworks as well as 3D works including art installations. Climate change, the waste stream, and endangered species are various subjects that influence her work and are expressed in her pieces. Through her work, she hopes to inspire and remind audiences of what we have as well as what we stand to lose if we do not take action. Jessica was born in Ohio, spent some time living in Mongolia, and has lived in Colorado for over 30 years. She currently lives in Nederland, Colorado

 
Katy Zimmerman  Katy Zimmerman is a queer multidisciplinary artist living/working in Denver, CO. Her work is an ongoing exploration of transformation, and the various gray areas between the beginning and end of a journey. Using the imagery of rainbows, portals, eyes and more, Zimmerman is attempting to convey the complexities, both positive and negative, about personal metamorphosis and how people grow and change.

Katy Zimmerman

Katy Zimmerman is a queer multidisciplinary artist living/working in Denver, CO. Her work is an ongoing exploration of transformation, and the various gray areas between the beginning and end of a journey. Using the imagery of rainbows, portals, eyes and more, Zimmerman is attempting to convey the complexities, both positive and negative, about personal metamorphosis and how people grow and change.

Koko Bayer  Koko Bayer Proud Trans Woman making art in Denver Colorado. Koko was born in France and moved to Colorado with her family when she was six years old, has been wheat-pasting on walls and dumpsters around the city since 2015. “Trans TV” head+heart+hand’s Based on head+heart+hand by her grandfather  #herbertbayer .The image symbolizes the artistic process. The eye = head where ideas are born, heart=heart where we add ourselves, hand = hand representing our craftsmanship.

Koko Bayer

Koko Bayer Proud Trans Woman making art in Denver Colorado. Koko was born in France and moved to Colorado with her family when she was six years old, has been wheat-pasting on walls and dumpsters around the city since 2015. “Trans TV” head+heart+hand’s Based on head+heart+hand by her grandfather #herbertbayer.The image symbolizes the artistic process. The eye = head where ideas are born, heart=heart where we add ourselves, hand = hand representing our craftsmanship.

Lindee Zimmer  Follow textures, lines and scattered stripes, and dive into the imagination; Lindee’s art stems from the colors of tropical birds, the cracks in the walls she draws her murals, energy of the universe that connects us. She draws inspiration off the patterns in leaves, she paints the vibrations of love, she sketches the frivolous buoyancy that brought us all to search for art in the first place. Anyway, make yourself at home, you are part of it now.  Lindee was born in Colorado and currently lives in Denver. She has been a public artist for over 6 years, she loves collaboration, optical illusions and is a teacher and forever student.

Lindee Zimmer

Follow textures, lines and scattered stripes, and dive into the imagination; Lindee’s art stems from the colors of tropical birds, the cracks in the walls she draws her murals, energy of the universe that connects us. She draws inspiration off the patterns in leaves, she paints the vibrations of love, she sketches the frivolous buoyancy that brought us all to search for art in the first place. Anyway, make yourself at home, you are part of it now.

Lindee was born in Colorado and currently lives in Denver. She has been a public artist for over 6 years, she loves collaboration, optical illusions and is a teacher and forever student.

 
LMNOPI  LMNOPI has been a community organizer, humanitarian worker & civilly disobedient activist over the last four decades, standing elbow to elbow with the people & communities she depicts in her work. She is a traditionally trained painter & printmaker dedicated to street art activism. Her skillful brushwork & signature palette lend her works of art an unmistakable timbre. A terrain of strength and humor, defiance and resilience, love and bravery emanate from the faces of the women and children she paints.  LMNOPI continues to amplify voices deeply rooted within the Economic, Social & Climate Justice Movements. She remains a dedicated and stalwart accomplice to the leaders of Indigenous and Youth led activations.

LMNOPI

LMNOPI has been a community organizer, humanitarian worker & civilly disobedient activist over the last four decades, standing elbow to elbow with the people & communities she depicts in her work. She is a traditionally trained painter & printmaker dedicated to street art activism. Her skillful brushwork & signature palette lend her works of art an unmistakable timbre. A terrain of strength and humor, defiance and resilience, love and bravery emanate from the faces of the women and children she paints.

LMNOPI continues to amplify voices deeply rooted within the Economic, Social & Climate Justice Movements. She remains a dedicated and stalwart accomplice to the leaders of Indigenous and Youth led activations.

Mando Marie   Mando Marie uses graphic stencils and images redolent of 'Golden Age' storybook imagery. She frequently features the signature characters of a young boy and girl. Alongside recurring graphic themes of children and animals, she favors twin, repeated or mirrored imagery, developed with multiple uses of the same stencil on the artwork. @seeyouthroughit

Mando Marie

Mando Marie uses graphic stencils and images redolent of 'Golden Age' storybook imagery. She frequently features the signature characters of a young boy and girl. Alongside recurring graphic themes of children and animals, she favors twin, repeated or mirrored imagery, developed with multiple uses of the same stencil on the artwork. @seeyouthroughit

Mark Bueno   Mark Bueno was born in San Antonio, Texas. He received a Bachelor in Fine Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mark Bueno lives in Arvada, Colorado and contributes to the contemporary art scene nationally.  “Our memories are less accurate than we think. Perhaps recalling something from your past is the memory of the last time you recalled it. Writing and recording may help us keep our memories accurate and help with keeping creativity from being impaired by the overuse of traditional, expectancy-based thinking.”

Mark Bueno

Mark Bueno was born in San Antonio, Texas. He received a Bachelor in Fine Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mark Bueno lives in Arvada, Colorado and contributes to the contemporary art scene nationally.

“Our memories are less accurate than we think. Perhaps recalling something from your past is the memory of the last time you recalled it. Writing and recording may help us keep our memories accurate and help with keeping creativity from being impaired by the overuse of traditional, expectancy-based thinking.”

 
The Matador  While it’s not always a goal of mine to use my communicative tools to formulate controversy or inspire conversations about growth, or the lack there of, I’m often compelled to create snapshots with my art, that elude to transitionary moments of the human spirit. I like to portray images that appear in the moments between creation and deconstruction, in a way that tells a narrative to both sides of the story and ultimately evokes a visceral response for the audience.

The Matador

While it’s not always a goal of mine to use my communicative tools to formulate controversy or inspire conversations about growth, or the lack there of, I’m often compelled to create snapshots with my art, that elude to transitionary moments of the human spirit. I like to portray images that appear in the moments between creation and deconstruction, in a way that tells a narrative to both sides of the story and ultimately evokes a visceral response for the audience.



Max Coleman  Max Coleman is a visual artist who began his life on the wooded shores and cliffs of Connecticut. Graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, his work seeks to take the elements and techniques used by artists of centuries past, and apply them to the modern day medias of digital illustration and street art. Combined with a passion for poetry and conservation, his work melds with his imagination and love of the natural world. Thus, it is able to sit comfortably in the present while at the same time harkening the viewer back to a time when the written word and drawn image were man’s only way to capture and share the beauty of earth.

Max Coleman

Max Coleman is a visual artist who began his life on the wooded shores and cliffs of Connecticut. Graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, his work seeks to take the elements and techniques used by artists of centuries past, and apply them to the modern day medias of digital illustration and street art. Combined with a passion for poetry and conservation, his work melds with his imagination and love of the natural world. Thus, it is able to sit comfortably in the present while at the same time harkening the viewer back to a time when the written word and drawn image were man’s only way to capture and share the beauty of earth.

Patrick Maxcy   Nature, animals and design elements are themes that my drawings, paintings and murals focus on. My work sparks conversation on disappearing nature and the encroachment of the modern world with subjects and their surroundings depicted in a harmony and balance that they wouldn't normally interact with. Travel and personal experiences drive the imagery used to tell specific stories in my work. I weave rich surreal elements and high detail-intensive components to create a unique viewing experience.

Patrick Maxcy

Nature, animals and design elements are themes that my drawings, paintings and murals focus on. My work sparks conversation on disappearing nature and the encroachment of the modern world with subjects and their surroundings depicted in a harmony and balance that they wouldn't normally interact with. Travel and personal experiences drive the imagery used to tell specific stories in my work. I weave rich surreal elements and high detail-intensive components to create a unique viewing experience.

 
Niamh Rita  Niamh Rita is a queer interdisciplinary artist originally from Denver, CO. Their work unites the mythos and aesthetic of folk art traditions with contemporary subject matter to create a new queer folklore. Through paintings, illustrations and tattoos, Rita’s work narrates the beauty, the pain and the mystery of living as an outsider in a cis-heteronormative society.

Niamh Rita

Niamh Rita is a queer interdisciplinary artist originally from Denver, CO. Their work unites the mythos and aesthetic of folk art traditions with contemporary subject matter to create a new queer folklore. Through paintings, illustrations and tattoos, Rita’s work narrates the beauty, the pain and the mystery of living as an outsider in a cis-heteronormative society.