Colorado Art Ranch

Durango Artists in Residence
September 5-October 5, 2007

Durango Residents

Durango Residents
Fall 2007

Marj Hahne, Roberta Smith, Emily Wortman-Wunder, Julia Karll

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Roberta Smith
The mixed media art of Roberta Smith combines collage, pigmented plaster, found objects, drawings, monoprints, calligraphy and gold. History, memory, dreams, imagination and the reflexive pursuit of knowledge are essential to her creative process. During her residency, Roberta synthesized a map that traces how the ranching history of Durango has influenced the current cultural climate.

Julia Julia Karll
Julia Karll graduated with an MFA from the University of Kansas. In her thesis project, Accumulation and Dissoulution, Julia created an installation to mourn and react to news media accounts of war and violence. At Colorado Art Ranch, she explored the frustration, sadness and hope she feels when reading newspaper accounts of world suffering.


Marj Hahne
Marj Hahne is a poet and teacher who has performed and taught at over 100 venues around the country. Her work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies and in the work of visual artists and dancers. Marj believes a poem should "stay in the question," not preach, editorialize, or report. As a Colorado Art Ranch resident, Marj began a long poem inspired by the Lewis and Clark Expedition, cross-country road trips, and her sense of placelessness. She's also currently writing a prose poem for every element in the Periodic Table of Elements.

Emily Wortman-Wunder
Emily Wortman-Wunder is a writer and biologist who questions what wilderness can mean in a world where people live their entire lives without leaving pavement. Her writing has been published in the Colorado Review, West Branch, North American Review, and Ontario Review. The Colorado Art Ranch residency gave Emily the time to work on an unfinished novel about owls, archeology, and obsession.









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Art Buddies
Carol Ozaki, Organizer
Katie Clark
Mary Ellen Long
Carol Martin
Jules Masterjohn
Maureen May
Paul Pennington
Joan Russell

Residency Jurors
Geraldine Alexander, Visul Art
Nancy Kramer, Visual Art
Charlie Quimby, Writing
Judith Reynolds, Visual Art
Brady Udall, Writing
Pam Uschuk, Writing