Senior Student Art Exhibition 

April 24 – May 8, 2015
Reception: May 8, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

April 9, 2015 (Boulder, CO) – Naropa University’s Senior Student Art Exhibition, susurrus, will host the works of Michele Algreen, Amanda Garrison, Jacob Horenstein, Kasey Loyer, Nick Roos and Joy Watts at 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, Colorado. The reception is Friday, May 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This collection represents a selection of works from each artist’s creative journey. The works broadly span the mediums of acrylic and oil paint, mixed media, ceramic, digital photography, and collage. 

Michele Algreen is an aspiring fine art photographer. Her work is about revealing the beauty, clarity, and simplicity in things already seen. How color, line, texture, or shadow in everyday objects, when viewed from an alternate perspective, can be fresh and new; an anchor to the present moment. Michele's modern, contemplative approach is complemented by her progressive naturalism. Amanda Garrison is an abstract expressionist of the human condition with an emphasis on color and movement. Artist Jacob Horenstein work integrates the ephemeral nature of the imagination into the relative stability of the physical world. He uses perceptual distortions, dreams, and fantasies to encourage viewers to question the role that their imagination plays in their perception of reality. 

Kasey Loyer’s oil paintings are atmospheric color fields with a focus on live forms found in nature. Nick Roos is a figurative painter working with the juxtaposition between illusionary qualities of forms in space and an expressionistic background, Local Colorado artist. Joy Watts works with a diversity of art mediums. However, she emphasizes in ceramics and has a strong connection with art therapy. Her forms often represent seed pods, containers, seashells that are found in her explorations. 

Join us in celebrating this extraordinary body of work from Naropa University’s Visual Art students. 
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About Naropa University ( Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014–2015, Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education; an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.