julie murphy seavy

I believe Art relates to discovering something true about life. I approach my work believing in this possibility. The truth I might find is not the physical product of my work, but rather what lies within, behind, and all around it – and especially what propels its creation and what I uncover during the process itself. When someone finds a path into my work, his or her own truth blends with mine and a new something emerges.

This is the beauty of Art. This is the potential of Art.

Whether working in oil paints, watercolors, mixed-media, or glass, I find the creative process fun and challenging. Time stands still. I discover inspiration all around me, in the remarkable and the ordinary, and in the materials themselves. My work captures the rich colors and textures of the natural world, the energy and movement of imagination, and the emotion of human experience.

Glass is particularly fascinating to me, partly due to its seeming magical contradictions: it is fragile yet strong; sharp and smooth; shiny or dull; clear and colorful; liquid, melting and stretched or hard and solid; reflective or opaque. The experience I have of working with and observing glass is always changing – even as the light moves. Or running my fingers across the different textures of glass when holding a finished piece. When I create something, I am always surprised and joyful when the glass emerges from the kiln because glass does what it will. Glass is not always predictable and that is part of the mystery and delight in working with it. 

Recent exhibitions include:

  • Gallery Mio, Denver, Colorado (October 2009)
  • Seamark Arts, Deer Isle, Maine (August 2010)
  • Park East, Pueblo, Colorado(December 2010 - March 2011)
  • Motion Studies, Glass Artists of the Pikes Peak Region Annual Juried Show, Manitou Springs, Colorado (June - August 2011)
  • Holiday Art & Artisan Sale, Denver, Colorado
    (November 2011)
  • Lakewood Cultural Center Annual Juried Holiday Show, Lakewood, Colorado (November - December 2011)
  • American Dreamers Holiday Artisans, Littleton, 
    Colorado (November 2011 - January 2012)
  • Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, Maine (August 2011) Porcelain Hand-building and Surface Techniques with Kevin Snipes
  • Painted Platter, Denver, Colorado (January 2012 - present), Class Instructor Kiln-Formed Glass Techniques and Special Projects

 

robert seavy

Robert Seavy paints mostly in the abstract expressionist mode. His paintings reflect his interest in, and study of, energy and movement: movement of colors across the canvas, physical movement, especially reflections off of water, and other movement through space and time. Robert creates a sense of tension between these intense areas of energy and areas where no movement occurs. For example, the areas in fire where the flame is seemingly static or where the leaves blown by autumn winds are calm in certain areas.

Recent exhibitions include:

  • Turnverein Art Show, Judges Favorite, Denver, Colorado (March 2009)
  • Englewood Arts National Juried Art Show, Englewood, Colorado (April 2009)
  • American Juried Salon 8th Biannual Show (April 2009)
  • Artwork Network Juried Show (May 2009)
  • Projekt30 Exhibition (June 2009)
  • Englewood Civic Center, Hampden Hall, biannual exhibition (June – December 2009)
  • Gallery Mio, Denver, Colorado (October 2009)
  • Janan Creative Arts and Gallery, Denver, Colorado (November - December 2009)
  • Englewood Civic Center, Hampden Hall, biannual exhibition (January - June 2010)
  • Solo exhibition, Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver, Colorado (February - May 2010)
  • "Stellar Flare" featured as cover of "Soundings," the magazine for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (Spring 2010 Vol 7 no. 4)
  • "Autumn" featured on brochure and poster for Turnverein Juried Show, Denver, Colorado (April 2010)
  • Invited to participate in International Contemporary Masters 2010 publication
  • BitterSweet Gallery, Louisville, CO (October - November 2010)
  • Englewood Civic Center, Hampden Hall biannual exhibition, Englewood, Colorado (June - December 2010)
  • Ice Breaker 2.0, juried show at the Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO (January 2011)