Here’s some great news: two of our gallery artists were selected to place pieces in the astounding newly-restored Union Station Complex in Denver, Colorado. Artist and master printer of Open Press in Denver, Mark Lunning was chosen to include several of his etchings and embossments at the hotel. Mark is one of 15th Street Gallery’s most valued gallery artists. His strong body of work has been exhibited at the O’Sullivan Art Center at Regis University in Denver, The foothills Art Center in Golden, The Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado, The Loveland Museum and Contemporary Art Gallery in Loveland and most recently at an enormous retrospective of the work produced by Open Press at the McNichols Civic Center in Denver. Mark Lunning’s work is also included in the personal collection of Colorado Governor and art supporter, John Hickenlooper. We are honored to represent Mark Lunning’s work in Boulder at our contemporary art gallery at 15th Street Gallery. We respect him as a gallery artist and value him as a good friend. So, congratulations to Mark for having his pieces selected by the jury at Union Station.
Local Boulder artist Janice McCullagh was also selected to have her pieces at the Union Station hotel complex. And we say Bravo to her as well. We have represented Jan’s work in the gallery for 5 years. A former associate professor of art history at Baylor University and now a local Boulder resident, Jan has been working in collaboration with master printer Mark Lunning at Open Press to create her etchings. The image that was selected to go in 30 rooms at the new hotel at Union Station is an edition of etchings titled “Matisse’s Violin”. Each of the 30 pieces is slightly different. Created as an homage to Henri Matisse, the piece is a montage of four main objects; a chair, window, frame, and violin. The blue hues in this piece, a signature color for the artist, are at once striking and soothing, a wonderful way to greet visitors to Denver!
So it is with a deep sense of pride that we represent these two contemporary artists, Mark Lunning and Janice McCullagh. Our sincere congratulations to both of them.