SEP 20 – OCT 11, 2019: Poiesis // Palate

Exhibit Dates: August 16 – September 13, 2019

Artist's Reception & Gallery Stroll

Friday, September 20, 6:00 – 9:00 PM



A group show curated by Stefanie Dykes

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Unraveling Secrets, Kathryn Maxwell, 2019

Image description: Two rows of over 50 spools of thread or twine are hung high on the wall. The spools are all partially unwound; the thread trails down the wall and pools in the ground. 


Presenting Poiesis, an exhibition in association with the 5th annual Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance Symposium, showcasing artists who are creating print based artworks that have gone beyond the two dimensional surface often becoming a 3 dimensional object. Featuring artists Joey Behrens, Ike Bushman, Stefanie Dykes, Amber Heaton, Brenda Mallory, Kathryn Maxwell, Camilla Taylor, Chinn Wang, and Paul Wilson.

Poiesis is a Greek philosophical term that refers to a creative process or activity in which a person brings something into being that did not exist before.  It’s a term that incorporates the moment or a threshold occasion when something moves away from its standing as one thing to become another, such as the blooming of a blossom.




A group show curated by the Art Access Gallery Committee

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TV Dinner, Jenni Eames, 2019

Image description: A view of a TV dinner from directly overhead on a blue background with red clover designs. We can see fries, apples or peaches, meat in gravy, and something green in different sections. 

Art Access presents ‘Palate’ a whimsical group exhibiting showcasing art exploring the delicious and deviously decadent. We are honored to serve up work by a group of talented local artists; each with a fresh take and  unique palette of ingredients interpreting this food themed show. Artists include Tess Cook, Jenni Eames, Sue Martin, Abigale Palmer, James McGee, Jana Parkin, Terry Peterson, and Lone Vilnius.

Jenni Eames chose the unusual subject of the 50’s TV dinners first popularized when women started entering the work field. She loved TV dinners as a child but only ate them on her birthday for her family was too poor, even for processed mystery meat. Jenni grew up hungry; her family was familiar with the visiting the food bank, powdered milk from the church, and government cheese. The artist appreciates how organized TV dinners are, everything divided up so nothing touches, with crazy instructions on how to reheat, and how the package never matched the product. Through this and future work Jenni also is exploring personal themes related to her relationship with food, eating disorders, and family disease related to diet and consumption of these once coveted convenience foods.