|33 IDEAS! PARTICIPANTS
Mary Ellen Campbell
Mary Ellen Long
Lauri Lynxxe Murphy
Alex Van Ark
Mary Ellen Long
Book and environmental artist
Mary Ellen Long was born in Los Angeles, California and lived in the North San Diego County for 22 years. A multi-media artist who now lives in Durango, Colorado, she exhibits widely. Her work includes mixed media drawing and assemblage, collage, indoor and outdoor environmental installations and artists' books. She is represented by Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Los Angeles and artists' book dealer Vamp and Tramp. She received her BA and MA degrees from San Diego State in printmaking and painting. She teaches and curates... most recently, The Book Unbound Redux at the Durango Arts Center. She has received grants from the Colorado Arts Council and in 2003 she was the monthly featured artist at The Center for Book Arts in New York City.
In 2008, the artist was given the honor of Sweetheart of the Arts by the Durango Arts Center. Also in 2008, the film "Seeing the Forest for the Trees: The Art of Mary Ellen Long" was made by the Durango Community Access TV.
Her blog is a good way to find out her current projects.
About the DIA Project
MAPPING - KNOWING THE LAND
An exploration into nature's process in both an ecological and historical sense.
I have been working as an environmental artist for thirty years in the Colorado Mountains, specifically the San Juan Mountains outside Durango, Colorado. My goal is to create forms that speak of the slow process of nature...of growth, of decay and rebirth on the land, and the effect of humankind's use and abuse.
I lay paper and books on the earth to hibernate under the winter's snow and harvest the various forms in the spring. The paper or books, used in book art, sculpture, and wall works, records a narrative of time - a language of seasonal change and process.
To see, to understand the integrity of the wild and our interconnections to it, is my hope for this work. It is a time to seriously reassess our relationship with the land - to personally touch the wild with respect and care, and to discover a sense of belonging to the whole of the earth.
33 IDEAS!, an exhibit of art, writing and ideas
March 15-June 15,
Denver International Airport
This exhibit showcases visual and literary artists associated with Colorado Art Ranch as presenters, artists in residence, or Nomads at one or more Artposia. The artists were selected because they use their passion, skills, knowledge, and talent to ask questions and react to the world around them. The work, in turn, inspires us to ask questions and view the world from different perspectives.
33 IDEAS! is on display at the Ansbacher Hall: The Art of Colorado, on the walkway between the terminal and A Gates before the security screening. The hall is accessible for everyone’s enjoyment.
For more information contact DIA Art Program at
(303) 342-2521 or visit www.flydenver.com/art
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