Hooves on the Mesa | Photography on Natural Slate

Opening First Friday

May 6 2016

12:00 am

Hooves on the Mesa | Photography on Natural Slate

May 6 2016 - May 31 2016

May 6, 2016 – May 31, 2016

Opening – First Friday
May 6, 2016
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
May 20, 2016
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Showing in the first gallery:

Hooves on the Mesa
At Bitfactory Gallery – May 6th – 31st, 2016.
Artist Linda Ghent

Linda Ghent was a 22 year police officer (retired).  Already involved with horses, mainly in barrel racing, Linda started Star Amazing Grace Performance Horses.  After training horses and specializing in equine sport massage, Linda decided to combine her passion for the horse and her love for photography.  Her desire was to study and photograph the wild horses.

Her photos are a collection of horses from North Dakota, Salt River, Arizona, Little Book Cliffs, Colorado and Sand Wash Basin, Colorado. There are also a couple of her own horses but most will be of the wild horses.  Along the way there is always other wildlife needing their photos taken too.  Each trip is a journey and an adventure as to whether she’ll find the horses or only rattlesnakes.

Her focus is to capture a glimpse into the spirit of the horse and evoke the feeling of returning to a wild freedom.

Showing in the second gallery:

Photography on Natural Slate
At Bitfactory Gallery – May 6th – 31st, 2016.
Artist Curtis Ghent

Curtis Ghent is a Colorado native, who has been a professional  landscape photographer  for the past five years.   When asked about Colorado he often responds “I am always inspired by the beauty, grandness and how dramatic it can be.  It is a gift we all should cherish.  I love the change of the seasons when the landscape takes on a new set of sights, sounds and smells.”

Although the majority of Curtis’ photography skills are self-taught, he has taken several classes and studies the work of other photographers.   However, he believes that time spent in the field experimenting with different techniques is the best teacher.  Curtis currently displays his photography in the Colorado Mountain Art Gallery in Georgetown, The Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park, and at Skinny’s in Breckenridge, Colorado.  In the summer he travels to art shows throughout Colorado and neighboring states.  His photography on slate and tile decorates homes  and offices from coast to coast, as well as the lobbies of REMAX Advanced and Bank of Commerce Mortgage in Fort Collins, Colorado.   Curtis is the photographer  for  the Vail Valley Foundation assigned  to  photograph the World Cup ski  races held each year in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Curtis currently resides in Loveland, Colorado.