Colorado Art Ranch

Steamboat Springs 2008 Residence

April 24-May 22, 2008

Steamboat Residents Steamboat Springs Artists in Residence from left: Michael Bauer, Matt Moore, Carrie Marril, Diana Rico, Burcu Koray, Cathy Hankla, Carol Hummel, and Bland Hoke. Front row: Sophia Moore.

Cathryn Hankla, Virginia poet and artist
Cathy is a poet and novelist. She has taught at the University of Virginia, at Washington & Lee University, and is currently Professor of English at Hollins University, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
After De Kooning, aftermath
after Rauschenberg,
after 1957, afterglow
after the Edsel, happily ever
after the party, aftereffect
after the storm, afterbirth

-- from “Erased Galaxy”
Michael Bauer, Arizona artist
Since completing a BA in studio art and a minor in English he has worked for a host of artists as an assistant, started a peer run no-budget informal school known as the New New School, and exhibited art and performed music nationally and internationally. In September 2007 he helped organize the first annual two day artist driven think tank known as Thank Tank at the performance space Eighteen-Thirty on Sunset in Echo Park, California. His current projects include the creation of the Confederacy of Creative Ephemera, and the Meditational Love Drawing Series.
Michael Bauer
Diana Rico, New Mexico writer
Diana is an internationally published journalist, award-winning documentary producer-writer, and critically acclaimed author specializing in the visual arts, biography, and social issues. Her writing has since taken a powerful turn toward the personal and literary, delving into such themes as homeland versus exile, points of connection among disparate cultures, the impact of the past upon the present, the spiritual power of nature, and how childhood wounds are or are not healed. She will use her residency time to work on an experimental novel about the 1970s “earth-body” artist Ana Mendieta.
Carol Hummel, Ohio artist
Carol earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Photojournalism and Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Kent State University. She creates artwork that responds to environments, people and cultures. Contradictions – comfort vs. confinement, freedom vs. restriction, pain vs. pleasure – dwell within her pieces as reminders that things are not always as they appear to be. When not on the road, Carol resides in Newbury, OH.
Carol Hummel
Burcu Koray, Turkish screenwriter
Burcu is a young filmmaker/writer from Istanbul, who takes pleasure in investigating how people relate to time, space and narrativity. Set deep into the ancient roots of the Turkish culture, her works bring together the elements, landscapes and human bodies, with a strong sense of unity. Burcu is currently working on a feature screenplay that explores the American Great Plains.
Matthew Moore, Arizona artist
Over the past few years, in an effort to deal with, and better understand, what the eventual loss of the farm to development will mean to Matt and his family, the artist/farmer has been creating large-scale projects on his family farm. He has tried to visualize what it will look like and how it will be used once the family no longer has control of the property.
Matt Moore
Carrie Marill, Arizona artist
Carrie was born in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from San Francisco State University, with a BA in painting, then moved to Ithaca, New York to attend Cornell University where she received an MFA. Her work has been published in New American Paintings, Southwest Art, The New Times, LA weekly and LA Times. Carrie’s paintings and drawings are a direct response to her immediate surroundings. Besides creating artwork in her studio in downtown Phoenix, Carrie helps to run a Community Supported Farm, which provides fresh organic vegetables to sixty families.
Carrie Marril
Bland Hoke, Wyoming artist
Bland graduated from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. He has facilitated a public art project titled in Jackson. Bland is interested in the concept of up-cycling, which creates value from materials that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. His artwork consists of large-scale temporary installations and functional sculptures that push the capabilities and alter the context of cast-off resources.
Bland Hoke





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