• Kristopher Orr

    After Kristopher earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Art from Belhaven University, he apprenticed under the famous artist Thomas Blackshear. From Thomas, Kristopher developed a sense of the way shapes, lines, and forms interact and press into space to shape stories. Those stories reach their greatest potential when crafted in phileo love for one’s audience.

    Kristopher is an award winning Art Director at Random House. He has had the privilege of working with authors such as Tim Tebow, Katie Davis Majors, Nick Vujicic, Erwin Raphael McManus, Jeffrey Overstreet, Lori Benton, and many others. Kristopher excels at finding the core idea and figuring out a creative way to say that visually to a specific audience.

    Kristopher greatly enjoys the deep thoughts and heart stirrings that come with experiencing art with his wife. When not engaged in aesthetics, Kristopher can be found exploring Colorado with his family.

  • Pita Carrasco

    Lupita Carrasco is an artist, wife, and mother of seven children. She has also been the

    sole caregiver to her mother, who suffers from schizoaffective disorder, since 2002. Born and

    raised in San Diego, California, her tumultuous childhood and vibrant Mexican culture lend their

    voice to her artistic language. Existential connectivity, intimate wonder, and belonging are

    familiar themes found in her paintings.

    Lupita’s work revolves around survival. Allowing herself to break open in the most

    vulnerable of places, she explores how trauma affects self-worth, self-care, and the ability to love

    and nurture others. Family, friends, and the environment she is intimately acquainted with are at

    the heart of her work. She pairs images from hikes, interactions between her children, mothering

    activities, and places she longs to be, showing a perceived interpretation of the self, familial

    relationships, and the monotony of domestic obligations. A mother perpetually caught between

    raising her own children and mothering a parent. Art is an avenue for processing her measure of

    the human condition.

    Work by Lupita 
  • Diane Reeves

    Diane Reeves paints to make sense of things, to process thoughts, and to have a conversation with the world. She has been painting for a number of years, exploring her surroundings, finding her connections as she paints each one. She is married to a man who has begun running again, has five children each with their own extraordinary creativities, and has a modest number of close friends, all of whom she counts as her big family. She studied computers in college (which feels like a world away from now), she consults in design aesthetics, and she agrees with Wayne White that there are places and people so beautiful they hurt your feelings.

    Work by Diane 
  • Becca Day

    Becca creates nonobjective abstraction that allows room for the viewers’ own interpretation. The subject of her work is simply the way the paint is applied to the canvas. Each painting is its own experiment. Sometimes a“meaning” of a painting will strike her after the painting is made. You are invited to find your own meaning or
    observe the work without deriving meaning—the enjoyment beyond language can itself be the meaning.
    The act of painting for Becca, is an expression of personal freedom and resistance against perfectionism, whileat the same time, a practice of refining skill and mastery. She is interested in how intuition plays a role in art making, and paints with the intent of creating work that captures the interplay of chaos and order, which is an echo of her own experience of the world.

    Becca grew up in Colorado Springs and has always enjoyed art. She has primarily focused on abstract painting for the past five years. She is largely self-taught in addition to training in art theory, oil painting and drawing inthe atelier studio of Brett Andrus. She paints with acrylic on canvas and board, with occasional oil paint and mixed media.

    Work by Becca 
  • Bri McGrew

    Bri McGrew was born in Colorado Springs, CO in 1988. She studied printmaking and sculpture at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR from 2007-2008, but ultimately her interest shifted to contemporary craft, specifically jewelry. McGrew began metalsmithing and founded her jewelry line, The Universe Conspires, in 2010. In the last several years she’s honed in on lapidary, with a focus on utilizing the natural palette of rare Jaspers and old-stock, US mined rocks to create stone mosaics set in recycled metals. As an multidisciplinary artist, her work endeavors to translate felt experience and a sense of place to the material object—shape, color, texture and structure evoking the ineffable qualities the of emotional and corporeal. Her sculptures of woven, crocheted, cast and soldered metals and stone are largely built from her collection of materials deemed unsuitable for jewelry, then utilized in a contemporary context. McGrew moved to Pueblo, CO in 2021 and works closely with the community of Colorado Center for Metal Arts. This is her second solo-exhibition of mixed media sculpture, the first being an ephemeral, site-specific installation at UCCS’ Heller Center in June of 2018.