Artist’s Mercantile opening |

Artist’s Mercantile opening

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Kay Cochran is the featured artist for the month of October at The Artist's Mercantile in Glenwood.
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The Artist’s Mercantile in Glenwood Springs is featuring artist of the month Kay Cochran. She is working in acrylics and is presenting a multi-themed show for Halloween. The themes are The Elites of Argar, The Owl and the Pussycat and The Uninanimates.

There will be a reception free and open to the public from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, where snacks will be served.

Kay Cochran grew up in Denver, where she found herself creating fanciful creatures and visual effects for a local theater company. This job eventually led her to Los Angeles, where she worked as a sculptor for movies, TV and theme parks. While there, she acquired a degree in 3-D art and a decent knowledge base in anthropology and the role of art and craftwork within the human experience — an influence which can often be seen in her work. She also has a degree in childhood development and has taught in children’s arts programs since 2001.

Kay now lives in Eagle, and her artwork shows up around the area both as commercial and fine art. Her sculpture and artwork can also be seen at, and information on her classes and workshops can be found at In 2010, she instigated artist displays at The Red Canyon Café in Eagle to help give local artists exposure in the lower Eagle Valley.

According to her artist statement, “My art is an attempt to explore the stories of that which I observe. The potential subjects and approaches are endless. By this inclination to observe and report, my own journey is shaped.”

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