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Art Opening in the City Administration Building
Thursday, January 02, 2014

The City of Colorado Springs will host an Art Opening in the lobby of the City Administration Building (30 S. Nevada Avenue) on Friday, January 3 from 4 - 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Local contemporary encaustic artist, Sheary Clough Suiter will present her newest work at the City Administration Building for the first quarter exhibition. In partnership with COPPeR and the Public Art Commission, the City of Colorado Springs welcomes local artists to exhibit in the City Administration Building throughout 2014.


My favorite material is encaustic paint. I am drawn to the medium for the way it encourages experimentation and playfulness, for its capacity to be layered and sculpted, and for the sensual nature of the aromatic beeswax which permeates my studio. My favorite technique is to carve and scrape back into the layered wax. This reduction process creates a complexity of color, shape, and inter-connectivity impossible to achieve with a paintbrush alone. Current work portrays concepts of exploration and adventure, change and transition. Many of my paintings contain repeating patterns of fences, windows, doors, ladders or tunnels, entrances and exits, in which figurative images, human or otherwise, are poised on a threshold, framed in a moment, when they must choose to retreat, remain,…or step forward.