Christine Fontenot: Chromatic Attraction
On Display Until March 24 ~ Floor 3, Cousins Gallery
Reception: Saturday, February 18, 12-3 p.m.
Professional artist Christine Fontenot is back with her latest exhibition entitled Christine Fontenot: Chromatic Attraction. This series of recent paintings explores color relationships across the genres of portraiture, figure, florals, and still-life. The collection showcases the complexity of color and its power to affect the viewer.
Artist DIYs: Framing a Painting
Saturday, March 4, 2:30 p.m.
Are you a new artist in need of help or are you interested in framing art? If so, we have a hands-on program just for you. Get your paintings ready for your first art show with the help of professional artist Christine Fontenot. Learn how to frame a painting from start to finish (using an open-back frame), what tools are needed and where to get them.
All events are free and open to the public.
Christine Fontenot is a native of colorful Colorado. Her love for bright colors began at the tender age of 2 1/2, when she would separate her hair barrettes into groups by color. Her artistic gift was discovered and encouraged by her parents at an early age. She began taking private art lessons with local artist Sally Bartalot at the age of seven, where she was introduced to the ‘basics’ of design and composition. A childhood full of value studies, color mixing and perspective exercises, and drawing and painting from life became the foundation for her lifelong love of art. Having a thirst for artistic knowledge and a passion for color, she studied with Bartalot for eleven years. In 2004, she came to the Art Students League of Denver, where she has continued her artistic development. She feels blessed to be able to learn from and study with amazingly talented artists like Mitch Caster, Mark Daily, Ron Hicks, and Jane Jones.