Adams State University Art Department graduate students Madeleine R. Ahlborn and Christian Stearns will exhibit their thesis work in the Cloyde Snook Gallery and the Hatfield Gallery, through April 28.
In her artist statement, Ahlborn asks: When you think about where your thoughts originate, where they come from, what does that space look like? She uses paint, poetry, and performance to access the realm of thought, her large scale oil paintings, spoken word poetry and a play in one act begin to scratch at the surface of the subconscious mind.
Ahlborn’s exhibit, Scape includes a one-night-only performance, "I Think (not): A play in one act." Written by Ahlborn and directed in collaboration with her cast, Jordan Hannebaum, Anakay Hanold, John-Christian Maheu, and DeAnna Romero, the performance begins at 5:45 Thursday, April 13, in the Cloyde Snook Gallery.
For his the graduate thesis, Land, Stearns’ black-and-white images capture the varied landscapes of the San Luis Valley.
The gallery hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information contact the Art Department at 719-587-7823.
CUTLINE: Photo by Christian Stearns
The Adams State Art Department galleries will feature graduate thesis exhibits Land, photographs by Christian Stearns, and Scape, large scale oil paintings by Madeleine R. Ahlborn.