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Eye on Artists

Submitted photoCarrie Kaplan poses with a few examples of her oil and acrylic paintings. La Hostaria in Aspen will host a reception for the Carbondale artist from 5-7 p.m. today.
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City/town: CarbondaleArtist statement: My work reflects my own diversity, experiences and interests as a person.Artist background: Born on Dec. 21, 1970, in the cold and barren city of Winnipeg, Canada. Won a nation-wide art competition at the age of 8.Artist education: After many years of working on everything from choreography and music to set design, I received my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts honors degree from the University of Manitoba and attended the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.Shows and gallery exhibitions: Exhibition at La Hostaria Ristorante opening today. I have displayed my work throughout Canada, Miami, Aspen, and now Carbondale. I have received commissions internationally, and the fall edition of Aspen Sojourner magazine features my work on its cover.What’s your favorite mediums? Oil and acrylicWho’s your favorite artist? I cannot limit myself to one favorite artist but my favorite artists are generally musicians whose music I can use to help me free my mind when doing my work. For example, Peter Gabriel, Gomez, and Oscar Lopez.What or who is your biggest influence? Most of my inspiration is derived from love of dance, music, film, and people. I don’t think one thing tells one to become an artist. You are born a human being and with that the intrinsic ability and freedom to create whatever you want. It’s up to the individual what level to take one’s ability and run with it.The Post Independent is asking accomplished artists to participate in “Eye on the Artists” by providing clear, descriptive, and fun explanations about what makes them tick as artists, including experiences in their field, hobbies and inspirations. Return completed forms to April Clark, at aclark@postindependent.com, 945-4487 (fax), or 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.


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