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Eye on Artists

Submitted Photo Photography by Marty Garfinkel will be on display through April 4 at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.

City/town: Carbondale

Artist statement: Art happens when you have a passion for something you love to do – mine is photography.Artist background: Brooklyn to the RockiesArtist education: Attorney in New York. Retired at 40.Shows and gallery exhibitions: Roadside Gallery in Carbondale, Aspen Art Museum, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, New York Art Expo

Family information: ConfidentialHow did you get started as an artist? There was no beginning, actually. I just started taking pictures.What do you do in your free time? Travel on my motorcycle, taking pictures of roadside Americana.What’s your favorite medium? Photography

Who’s your favorite artist? Walker Evans, David Plowden and Bernice AbbottWhat or who is your biggest influence? Life. I would have to say that through my travels, I realize that everyone I meet along the way has their own unique stories that are far more interesting than any movie I have seen. They are the subjects of the pictures I take. Their eyes say it all in the lines across their brows, or smiles that don’t come easily. It’s all there in the image, each with their own story. 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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