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The Bas Bleu Theatre lobby serves as Gallery Bleu where new artists are featured throughout the year.  Visit Gallery Bleu during the First Friday gallery walks from 5:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. 

The gallery is open Monday thru Friday from  12:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Current featured artists:

EDWIN FORREST WARD
About the artist:
I am a folk artist. My watercolor on Arches Papier are created with what Navajo weavers call “eye dazzlers” in mind,  meaning my imagery is meant to work, first and foremost, on a visual level.  I like to think my imagery at least squiggles if not dazzles.  In fact, some artist friends have characterized my work as squiggle-ism, a most modern distant cousin of pointillism. I’d agree. 
I believe the experience of art should be burden less and gratifying (as opposed to didactic or challenging or inflammatory), I bring no hidden, intellectual, moral, or political agenda to the image.  Bob Dylan once said, “It’s for myself and my friends my stories are sung.”  Ditto for my watercolors.  
LORENE MARTINEZ
ECCENTRICITY
“My works are influenced by the beauty and destructive chaos of life.  As a scientist, I am intrigued by the alchemical creation of fluid art; viscosity, density, and movement are critical elements.  
What compels me to create is spiritual in nature. It serves as a meditative process that has helped me trust my natural instincts. It gives me the freedom to interact with the world and to take risks. While painting, I find myself in a state of flow that engages my whole being with discovery, relaxation, color, and beauty. 
It is my sincere hope that by sharing my journey that I will inspire others to explore their own creativity.” 

About the artist: 
Lorene holds a B.S. in Biology and completed her graduate work in Microbiology at Colorado State University. In 2019, she left research behind seeking to explore the synergy between art and science. 
Lorene is a Colorado native and currently resides with her 17-year-old son Jack and their two feline friends Peter and Inkwell. She and her eldest son Tyler recently joined forces to start their own creative business, Inception Flow.