March 7 - 24, 2019: Rochelle Dammel & Alissa Davies - "Cultivation"

Opening Reception - Friday, March 8, 6-9 pm
Professionals & Collectors Event - Friday, March 15, 5:30-9 pm
Sunday with the Artists - Sunday, March 24, 12:30-3 pm

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Rochelle Dammel’s latest show at Core, Cultivation, shows her determination to stay in the moment while art making, and offers art lovers a pure look into her subconscious.  Dripping, swiping, and scraping acrylic and oil paint on wood and canvas gives her the freedom to explore textures, shapes and mark making that often tell stories.

As a writer and process painter, Rochelle Dammel is interested in telling the stories of her subconscious.  Cultivation is a compilation of her efforts to illustrate her underlying thoughts. Painting spontaneously allows colors, shapes, textures and mark making to channel through her into her art. 

By applying multiple layers to each piece, she cultivates visual stories.  Intuition and trust of skill are her guide as she adds layers and complexity to her art, inviting viewers to see their own version of the stories she paints.

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Having recently moved to Colorado, Alissa Davies’ current show examines the complexity of repositioning oneself in new environments, new communities, and new situations. The longing for the familiar home paired with the growth that comes from moving somewhere new, Cultivation conveys the myriad of feelings that occur with relocation.

Davies is interested in the ways that the art-making process reveals effective methods and tools for navigating the life-making process. The messages include and are not limited to: staying open to the unknown, staying with the ugly stages of a painting (and of life), being curious and exploratory, relishing in beauty and harmony, risking, and knowing when to stop.

Davies’ paintings emerge from an intuitive place, intermingling with knowledge of color theory, composition, and painting techniques. Each piece is generated spontaneously, taking cues from her inner world. As a painting progresses she is interested in the interplay of form and the harmony of colors, while staying true to the organic forming of shapes and textures. Play, experimentation, movement and curiosity guide her process.

In the Annex: Jean Smith & Annette Coleman “Positioned”

Artist Reception - Friday, March 8, 6-9 pm
Collector’s Evening - Friday, March 15, 5:30-p pm
Jewelry Trunk Show
Friday, March 22, 6-9 pm
Saturday, March 23, 12-5 pm
Sunday, March24, 12:30—3 pm
Last Look & Artist Talk, Sunday, March24, 1-2 pm


Jean Smith’s current work is based on the feel of the Mid-Century Modern decorating shapes and placement from the mid 60’s, and 70’s. Each wall composition can be an entity of its own or joined with others to create a larger design element. She uses clay, stains and glazes to create the 3-D components of the pieces.

Annette Coleman’s current interest deals with art in the public realm. This installation represents an idea that could be translated for a public space or your home.