Tiffany Miller Russell and Nancy Sullo
UCAR Community Art Program at NCAR (1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder)
November 5, 2018 - January 4, 2019
- Cut Paper Wildlife Sculptures by Tiffany Miller Russell and Watercolor Portraits by Nancy Sullo
- Opening Art Reception: Thursday November 8th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Tiffany Miller RussellThe UCAR Community Art Program at NCAR is proud to present two new exhibits: Cut Paper Wildlife Sculptures by Tiffany Miller Russell and Watercolor Portraits by Nancy Sullo
Tiffany Miller Russell’s paper sculptures create inviting glimpses of familiar worlds that display a heightened sense of reality. Peering into a shadowbox holds its own kind of magic, encouraging memories of similar moments in our lives when we have been overwhelmed with curiosity and wonder. These works are created from specialty art papers, which are cut flat and then shaped by hand, with an intent to create sculpture that resembles painting. Tiffany finds inspiration in nature and the diversity of life, especially the animal kingdom. Her work explores the interconnected relationship of animals to the larger world, from the daily ecosystem the creatures encounter, to their use as cultural and artistic icons.
Tiffany’s paper sculptures have won her numerous national awards, including from the Artists’ Magazine and the Society of Animal Artists. Two of her works are included in the permanent Contemporary Art collection of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.
Nancy Sullo has a particular passion for painting people in watercolor. She aims for fresh and lively portrayals of her subjects, making use of lighting, color, and atmosphere to achieve this. Her subjects come from photos she’s taken, both recently and well in the past. All are a part of her life in some way. The subjects include old and young, family and friends, strangers who cross her path and people she’s met in Central America and Mexico.
This exhibit, “Life Studies,” is a celebration of the many aspects of humanity seen through Nancy’s lens and interpreted through her brush.
NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission.
Preview all artists' work on the UCAR Community Art Calendar at: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program