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Layered Blues

  Gin Leuchter..... 
   
Artist Statement – About the Book

The calm and peaceful beauty of the mountains is especially inspirational to me. Many
of my art pieces are landscapes with layers of hills, mountains, and clouds
representing the many layers of life, of understanding, of friendship, of darkness and
light. The light shining behind each layer illuminates opportunities just ahead showing
us there is another layer to come.

Artist Statement

My perception of art is the conscious use of skill and creative imagination to produce a
work for the purpose of expressing individual ideas and emotions with the intention of
sharing those with others. Ideally, there would be a bond to the piece that would
generate a degree of appreciation for the work and a curiosity and admiration for the
artist. Art is a significant component of the human experience and should be part of
everyday living.

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Owner
Nature's Fibres – Greeley, Colorado, 1978-Present
Produce high quality, multi-color designs silk-screened on textiles and clothing. Create
hand cast paper, cards, invitations, books, boxes, weavings, quilts, knotting, wood and
fiber combinations, and metalwork.

Fiber Artist
Madison & Main Gallery - Artists' Coop – Greeley, Colorado, 1987-Present
Actively participate in the inception and operation of the artists’ cooperative, including
the review of potential members’ work; design and produce six exhibits per year;
submit original works for scheduled shows including art books, boxes, hand cast paper
pieces, dolls, and fiber designs.

Other experience, 2002-Present
Organize and create original hands-on art projects for the children’s booth at the annual
Art in the Park event for the city of Greeley

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts – 1978
Industrial Arts major with an emphasis in Graphic Arts
Fine Arts minor

Honors
• One of 3,000 artists chosen nationwide in 1993 to display hand-made Christmas
   ornaments on the White House Christmas tree. Submitted a three-dimensional
   stylized snowflake constructed of fiber and wood, which became part of the White
   House collection.
• Awarded the1996 American Association of University Women Fellowship to study
   book arts at Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado.
• Invited artist to various fiber, paper, and book arts shows.
• Three purchase awards from the city of Greeley – 1998, 2002, 2005.
• Montana State University Billings Library purchase for the
   Special Collection of Artists’ Books – 2000.
• Chosen to create and assemble the covers of the program for the NCMC Foundation
   President’s Circle 14th Annual Dinner 2003.