Colorado Art Ranch

Salida II Artists Residence

Sept 28-October 30, 2008

Residents Salida II Susannah Mira, Katie Kingston, Lauri Lynxxe Murphey, Greg Carideo, Ebony Rose Scalf
Colorado Art Ranch and Art Works for the Heart of the Rockies hosted 5 visual and literary artists near Salida Colorado. The residency began September 28, 2008 and ended October 30, 2008. The artists worked under the Chalk Cliffs about a mile from the Mount Princeton Hot Springs. They spent time working in the schools and gave a public talk about their work. Balcony

Gregory Carideo, Minnesota artist, earned his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Greg’s work blends the lines between sculpture, photography, and installation in attempts to transcend medium and materiality. The objects and images he produces employ incomprehensible processes to create implicit forms. His work balances truth and falsehood through a mimesis and denial of natural processes. Carideo

Katie Kingston, Colorado poet, is the recipient of the Colorado Council on the Arts Literary Fellowship in Poetry. She is the author of two chapbooks, El Rio de las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio, winner of the 2006 White Eagle Coffee Store Press Award, and In My Dreams Neruda, an editor’s choice published by Main Street Rag. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals. Kingston is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing Program.


Susannah Mira, living in Station wagon artist.
Susannah completed an MFA in Environmental Art at the University of Art & Design in Helsinki. Originally from Philadelphia, she now has an itinerant artistic practice based out of her 1987 station wagon. Susannah’s work relies on unions of recognizable forms in foreign situations, employing both cast-off materials and humor to highlight dialogues on fabrication and resourcefulness.

Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Denver Artist and Provocateur.
Lauri's work ranges from multi-component painting installations to textiles to fiberglass sculptures, and is primarily concerned with the construction of narrative through random juxtaposed elements. Her recent work has focused on the lived landscape and transgenic species manipulation. Although trained as a painter, her "paintings" have become more sculptural over time, and sometimes don't even include paint. She is the founder of Boom, a nomadic co-op gallery.
Ebony Rose Scalf, an artist from Ontario, recently graduated from the BFA program at NSCAD University in Nova Scotia. Her present work is situated in a place of paradox in relationship to the natural world, the environmental crisis, and human connectedness to the environment. She approaches her concerns from multiple angles, spanning tones of subtlety through ambiguity to humor. Scalf





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Art Buddies
Sue Mills, Organizer
Barbara Ford
Curtis Killorn
Jude Silva
Roberta Smith
Rich Tyler

Residency Jurors
Marj Hahne
Laura Hendrie
Jimmy Sellars
Sally LaCroux