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Directions From Here: new work by Tara Kelley-Cruz

DIRECTIONS FROM HERE: new work by Tara Kelley-Cruz on Friday, November 2nd, 6-9pm.


The Machine Shop is pleased to present Directions From Here, featuring new work from our recent studio resident, Tara Kelley-Cruz.

About the Show:

Directions from Ancient seafarers used the stars to chart their course, but we have our own sources in our day for finding direction in life. Of course there is GPS, but In today’s culture, we receive messages daily from the media and social platforms, peers and family. Sometimes these sources guide us, but at times we still look to the heavens for inspiration. In those quiet moments we may find spiritual guidance amid the chaos. This series of paintings is about searching for our own path and the questions that we ask when looking towards the stars. Inspiration can be found, though at times it’s hard to recognize. To quote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”

Stars and the heavens have become symbolic in my paintings of a search for direction, guiding our path. Other themes in this series are journeying, hope, and the things in life that shape who we are.

About the Artist:  

Tara Kelley-Cruz works in the themes of journeying, spiritual direction/progression and hope amid despair. Tara lives and works in Colorado Springs, CO. She works with many mark-making implements along with acrylic paint, collage and glazes in a layering method. Tara has a printmaking background (printmaking was really her first love). Sometimes her printmaking sensibility tends to find its way into her abstract paintings.

more about the artist: www.tarakelleycruz.com

Work will be on display until the end of November, please email us for an appointment at work@jointhemachine.com

Bison Brothers Food Truck be here too!


The event is finished.


Nov 02 2018


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Machine Shop
4 S Wahsatch Ave #120 Colorado Springs, CO


Valerie Lloyd
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