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Colorado Expressions
122 East Kiowa Street
Colorado Springs CO 80903
719-258-9168

I am happy to announce that you can now find my work at, Colorado Expressions, a new gallery in downtown Colorado Springs.  Yes that’s me in front of the gallery.  Dan took some great pictures yesterday and I’m happy to share them with you.  He says he is my personal photographer now!  How wonderful is that?

This beautiful gallery is owned by Christine Pech and her daughter, Heather Dalbec.  Check out their Facebook page for more details and photos from their opening reception.  I met with Christine, who is such a sweet person and loves art of all forms.  She gave Dan & me a tour of the gallery, discussing all the wonderful artists that have become a part of it.  This is a dream come true for Christine and you can tell.  Several of my friends, Mattie O and Margarete Seagraves, are displaying their works there as well.

IMG_5099This baby grand piano is in the sitting area for anyone to play.  During their opening reception, a very talent pianist from New York stopped and entertained the crowd for over an hour.

IMG_5100Dan captured me looking at the sitting area just to the left of that gorgeous baby grand.

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As you can see, there are some beautiful pieces of stained glass, woodworks and oil paintings.  The Christmas tree is decorated with blown glass ornaments that I love.  Christine has an etched glass artists that has created some of the prettiest etched pieces I think I have ever seen.

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The wood table/fountain is breathtaking!

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I love this staircase.  It really does invite one to come upstairs and explore all the works up there.

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I’m talking with Donna K, one of the other jewelry artists.  We are discussing the possibility of a some collaborations, which I think could be great fun and result in some really nice works.

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Me again in front of that beautiful staircase.  Thank you Dan for taking all these great photos!

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I’m enjoying Donna K’s works.

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There are several of these chandeliers in the space.  Works of arts in themselves.  Isn’t it spectacular?

For those of you who live in the area, this is a must see!  There are so many treasures in this great space.  And for those of you who haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, well, I’m certain you can find the perfect gift at Colorado Expressions.  If you are visiting Colorado Springs, please make this a stop during your visit.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  I am delighted to be a part of Colorado Expressions!

It feels like so many doors are opening for me and my life is so blest.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.  Namaste.

Still Standing ~ Treespcapes
Photography: Daniel Krucoff

There is a lot of symbolism in this piece for me.  Last week, the Waldo Canyon fire demanded the attention of most of us in the Colorado Springs area.  The worst fire in the history of the state of Colorado; 346 homes were completely destroyed, 3 lives extinguished.  Yet there were symbols of faith, courage, bravery and endurance by the fire fighters, the residents, the city, our employers, our children and many more.

Thankfully, Dan and I, along with our bassets are safe.  We live out on the plains of the Black Forest, north east of the city and a good 20+ miles from where the fire was.  It is 95% contained as I write this.  Dan & I know some that lost their homes, others who were displaced for a period of time.  Life interrupted and for some …. forever changed.  Some things survived like a special plaque that was part of a couple’s home.  They will use this plaque as the cornerstone for their next home when they rebuild.  All of us were affected by the fire in some form or fashion.


HEARTS KEEP
Through any storm
in any season
I will shelter you.

Last week, my heart wasn’t in the right place to write a blog post and talk about another piece in my Treescape series.   This week, it is important that I share this piece with you and I call it Still Standing.  A symbol of how people endure devastation and a tribute to the brave firefighters who did so much and continue to work tirelessly to fight and fully contain the fire.   From the beautiful sentiment, conveyed in the plaque pictured above, I am envisioning another piece.

Still Standing.  The stone is amethyst sage with dendrites forming that tree that is still standing amidst the ruin.  In the upper left hand corner, the yellow portion of this stone symbolizes the light that shines on that survivor.

While I made this piece over a month ago, it was this week that it called to me with its theme, what it represents.

A photographer captured the fire’s assault on the city over the first 5 days of its existence.  You can watch it here and when you see minutes 7 – 8, that’s when 65 mph winds drove it at a frenzied pace destroying so many homes.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

Kathleen Krucoff


Artist and Metalsmith

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