CSU-Pueblo will feature the work of its talented Art Dept. faculty throughout the month of Oct.


Colorado State University – Pueblo Art Gallery Announces Show of own faculty in October

PUEBLO – Colorado State University – Pueblo will feature the work of its talent Art Department faculty  throughout the month of October. The faculty art show will run from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from Oct. 2-30. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on October 2 in the Fine Art Gallery. All gallery showings are open and free to the public.

Artists featured in the show will include Caroline Peters, assistant professor of art; Dennis Dalton, professor of art; Elizabeth Johnson, associate professor of art; Maya Avina, professor of art; Richard Hansen, professor of art, and Vicky Hansen, professor of art. Displayed works include photography, sculpture, mixed media, drawing, and printmaking.

Peters is a performance artist, video artist, and painter. In 2002, she co-founded an artspace called Goatsilk Gallery in Missoula, Mont. to promote the work of new genre of artists. Peter’s work was selected as a Critic’s Choice by Fred Camper of the Chicago Reader and reviewed by Alan Artner of the Chicago Tribune.

Dalton teaches beginning to advanced drawing, artistic anatomy and beginning to advanced printmaking at the University. He has received four site art commissions through Colorado Council on the Arts and Colorado Arts Fellowship in Drawing.

Johnson teaches photography and digital art classes.  Her artwork focuses on spiritual images and images of nature.  In graduate school, Johnson founded a woman’s collaborative artist group called The Tea Group.  Her most recent work, “The Silence of Water,” is a result of her contemplative study of water and all its forms.

Avina is a painter and graphic designer.  Her work includes oil painting, illustration, murals, and sustainable design.  Her current work focuses on environmental themes.

Richard Hansen works in sculptural elements and landscape architecture. His creative work centers around the poetics of water. He is responsible for the creation of major water features locally, statewide, and internationally, including the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

Vicki Hansen is an artist and teacher that works in clay.  She explores the ceramic process through the intensity of wood firing.  Her work is influenced by western landscape and contemporary dance.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.