MRS Sculpture Residency

Mountain art residency attracts participants like moths to a flame

Aug. 31, 2019

New program aims to promote cross-disciplinary research between art and science, and to support new creative works

Jasmine Baetz installing artwork

CU Boulder MFA student creates sculpture to remember Los Seis de Boulder

Aug. 26, 2019

After watching a documentary, “Symbols of Resistance,” on the bombings, Jasmine Baetz, an Master of Fine Arts student at CU Boulder who studies American ceramics, wondered why there was no mention of them on the Boulder campus. “I thought it was a pretty wild oversight,” she said. In 2017 she started a project to create a sculpture dedicated to “Los Seis de Boulder,” the six of Boulder. The concrete, clay and grout monument stands a few feet tall and depicts the visages of the Los Seis in mosaics, with each one facing the direction in which they died, Baetz said.

Ellie Marcotte painting a mural

Painting magnificant murals in CU Boulder's new aerospace building

Aug. 23, 2019

Stroke by stroke, two large murals are adding an eruption of color and expression to the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building at the University of Colorado Boulder. One is being done by a CU Boulder student, Ellie Marcotte, an art practices senior.

community members making the artwork Los Seis

A place for ‘Los Seis’

Aug. 19, 2019

CU Boulder grad student, community members, survivors, create mosaic to memorialize Chicano activists killed in 1974

Jeanne Quinn

Meet Jeanne Quinn, the newly appointed chair of CU Boulder’s Department of Art & Art History

Aug. 15, 2019

From working as a line cook to apprenticing with a violin maker, University of Colorado Boulder ceramics Professor Jeanne Quinn has never followed a straight path but is thrilled to draw upon her diverse experiences as the Department of Art & Art History’s newly appointed chair.

Jasmine Baetz

Marking Space for Los Seis de Boulder

Aug. 15, 2019

This collaborative project is part of a larger project that surrounds a public art sculpture to commemorate the activism of the Chicano Student Movement, during which Los Seis, as they became known, were killed in two separate and unexplained car bombs on May 27 and 29, 1974.

Frank Sampson in his studio

At 91, once-skeptical art prof still paints in vibrant strokes

June 5, 2019

Thirty years after retirement, Frank Sampson is steadily creating work in his studio behind his home in Boulder; creating art is not just something he does—it’s part of his spiritual makeup

jasmine colgan

As artist's skin turns white, her art ruminates on the meaning

June 4, 2019

Diagnosed at 21 with vitiligo, which causes a loss of skin pigmentation, Jasmine Colgan says 'I am not a woman of color, but a woman of colors. … My skin, which is both black and white, is a literalization of this fact of my existence'

Japanese artist talking about Jomon pottery

The Rhythm and Flow of Nature: Artists from Japan Shared the Spirit of Ancient Jōmon Pottery with Boulder

May 9, 2019

This is the first collaboration of its kind in recent years between the Center for Asian Studies and the Art and Art History Department. It is crucial for the understanding of interdisciplinary topics for the CU community, and especially the ceramics program (ranked top 5 nationally). This talk provided a rare opportunity for the faculty and students to exchange ideas with Japanese artists.

Rebecca Vaughn artwork, installation

Sculpture class opened a door to art, and alum went all in

May 1, 2019

Art & Art History grad Rebecca Vaughan didn’t go to college planning to become an artist, yet she’s a successful artist and leader of an art nonprofit