"Shared Space: A Mother Son Collaboration," featuring works by Irie Sentner and Marie Velez Sentner, of Durango, is now on exhibit at the Church of Art.
The show "is an exploration into the creative minds" of the two artists. Irie, 14, said that the two share space in just about everything they do. Now, he said, they share space at the Church of Art.
This is the first public exhibit for Irie, whose medium is photography. His show centers around the four seasons and images he shot with both a Canon DSLR and his cell phone. They include an image of a burning hay field taken with his cell phone from the moving car, the smoke contained inside a split-rail fence. A self-portrait taken from behind a sheet of broken glass at his grandparents' house in Paonia focuses on the fractured glass.
Mari, who grew up and graduated from high school in Paonia, is an up-and-coming collage artist. Her exhibit includes a collection of mixed-media collages made largely from a 20-year collection of Rolling Stone and other magazines. In creating her collages, which range from simple to multidimensional, "I keep layering and that gives it texture and substance," she says.
A highly-advanced collage with intricately-cut images, titled "May I Sing Your Land," was inspired by an opera singer she met while at an artist residency Willowtail Springs in Mancos, for which she received a scholarship from the Durango Arts Center.
At the center is a set of 44 hearts, each the same shape and size, but unique in its color and design. "I've been drawn, always, to heart symbols," said Mari. It started one evening when she created a heart stencil and made several collages from the template. "There was something about how they were all the same but completely different."
One heart's shiny gold background is made of Ferrero Rocher candy wrappers. "It's fun for me to be silly, too," said Mari.
The show runs through Aug. 12.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.