Make sure you check out the latest community mural by our artist Scott Freeman while visiting Loveland’s art scene.
“THE KISS” – Loveland Version, 15 x 15 feet. Feb,2020.
“2020 is our fourth year to create a giant community art piece in downtown Loveland, Colorado. For the design each year I’ve spoofed a famous fine art painting, giving each one a Valentine’s Day twist and a nod to Loveland.
This year I chose Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt, and his iconic 1908 painting, The Kiss. If you look closely you can see Dan Cupid aiming his arrow at the couple. Dan Cupid is the character who shows up in the special postmark each year for Loveland’s famous valentine re-mailing program. He’s kind of a Loveland mascot, at least around Valentine’s Day, so he made his way into the design this year.” -Scott Freeman
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We're very pleased to be representing painter Scott Freeman. We will be promoting Scott's public art murals in addition to his beautiful smaller works. We are especially excited about the community-building murals he's developed which allows for individuals to be a part of the bigger picture. learn more about Scott Freeman
Stop by the gallery to see some examples currently on display with Amy Laugesen #Ceramics and Carol Gold #bronze. Or shop online from the comfort of your home. Want something large-scale? email us to commission something new.
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check out our update on this story "Vito's art hits the streets and the airwaves"
One of our favorite artists, (& quite frankly an all-time favorite human being), Teresa Vito, has been hard at work painting a mural on-site. She completed the "Pueblo Chile" mural yesterday, and it could not be cooler to see a Vito painting this large. We're sharing some of her images of the progression, see it in person at 1st and Grand in Pueblo, CO.
Teresa Vito's intent was to maintain a 1930's sign painting aesthetic. She nailed it. The Pueblo Chile logo painting was part of the group's branding campaign made possible largely due to a United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The grant was obtained by Pueblo County’s Economic Development and GIS Department. Chris Markuson, Pueblo County’s Director of Economic Development & GIS helped make the mural placement possible.
"...the logo image was taken from an oil painting that was specifically commissioned by the Pueblo Chile Growers Association for the purpose of a brand logo. The highly successful painting was done by Teresa Vito, who lives in Pueblo. This painting portrays actual chile farms on the St. Charles Mesa. The artist’s excellent paintings often reflect scenes of Pueblo." --learn more about Teresa's logo painting that inspired this mural in the September 5, 2015 feature by Ryan Severance in the Pueblo Chieftain.
The Pueblo Chile mural is now featured on the 1860's building at 1st (Central City Drive) and Grand which houses the Pueblo Art Alliance. Vito left a bit of history, keeping the character Fred (from Fred's Wallpaper and Paint Supply) but did add a bit of paint to his brush to tie him into the new mural.
Teresa did not paint this mural in a typical manner, rather she painted as she would work on her traditional oil on linen pieces. Only the scale was magnified. Her next largest painting has measured just 48-in x 60-in comparison to this 12-ft x 30-ft mural. She did enlist help from Greg Zimmerman and Mike Strescino. The trio painted the mural in just 9 days.
Vito is thrilled to be part of the place she calls home. Pueblo, after-all, is no stranger to murals; home of the largest mural in the world, according to the Guinness World Records, located on a levee along the Arkansas river. She is proud to leave her mark on this artful city. If you wish to commission Teresa to paint in your town, just contact us! As always, you may view and purchase her paintings using Columbine Gallery's online store or visit the gallery and sculpture garden in Loveland, Colorado.
Welcome Denver-based mural artist Zach Howard to Columbine Gallery, we are excited to be working with Zach on significant public art murals in addition to smaller works for home art collections. Paintings will be on display in the gallery in July.
"It is a primary goal to continue evolving as an artist reaching as many people as possible. The intention behind each of my murals is to create imagery that is exciting and memorable. I enjoy telling a story with my art, whether it's a historical theme, like "Long Beach Pier Underwater"; an environmental piece, such as "Swimming Eli"; or a musical theme, like the "Musical Robots." Many murals have been commissioned by private business clients, like the coral reef painted for a sushi restaurant. I have also successfully worked with community members on Public Art murals, such as "Tree Wave”.
I enjoy creating with as many mediums and canvases as i can manage. including large scale murals, comics, apparel and prints. I work with acrylics, oils, spray paint, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil. markers, photoshop, illustrator, and silkscreening. It is important to me that the viewer can emerge and get lost in the imagery, creating their own story from the experience." - Zach Howard
Learn more about Zach Howard and see examples of his incredible painting.
JK Designs, Inc.
JK Designs, Inc. serves as the design team for the National Sculptors' Guild. Owned and operated by the father/daughter team of John & Alyson Kinkade, we have placed over 550 significant public art statements since 1992. Shop online or contact us to commission something unique for your space.