Category Archives: Artist Interviews

Six Questions with… Sarah Winkler

Sarah Winkler, whose new work is featured in Gallery 101 for her solo show ‘Formations: The Constructed Landscape,’ came to our attention about a year ago when she inquired about studio space at Helikon. Sarah quickly became a vital and vibrant member of the Helikon community, constantly at work in her studio and clearly making […]

Six Questions with… Naomi Haverland

Our upcoming show “The New Masters of Dada” features the work of local artist Naomi Haverland. You may know Naomi for her large-scale chalk work or her mural “My Name is Awsum” at 15th and California downtown. Here Naomi talks about the origin of this painting series, the frank advice she would give to her younger self, […]

Listen: Artist Talk with Naomi Scheck and Peter Yumi

We recently held an informal artist talk in the gallery with ‘Stratum’ artists Naomi Scheck and Peter Yumi. Both artists were incredibly articulate and thoughtful as they discussed their processes, the meaning of “stratum,” some of the challenges they encountered with this work and what they learned, and much more. Listen to the entire talk […]

Five Questions with… Tom Sarmo

‘Edition: A Group Print Show’ is currently on view in our small gallery and features a variety of print works by local artists. One of those artists is Tom Sarmo, an established name in the illustration community and constant favorite with viewers in Helikon shows. Tom talked to us about his reasons for doing art, advice for […]

Five Questions with Artwyze founder Laura Madrid

Laura Madrid is a studio tenant here at Helikon Gallery and the founder of Artwyze, a five-day children’s art workshop taking place at the end of this month. We asked Laura a few questions about her background and her visions for Artwyze and future projects. For more information and to sign up for the workshop, taking place August 17- […]

Five Questions with… Kayla Edgar

Kayla Edgar is one of the local artists participating in our current Gallery 101 show, ‘Edition: A Group Print Show.’ Her watercolor and ink illustrations are whimsical and playful yet full of texture and depth, always with a uniquely contemporary-Colorado feel. See her work at Helikon through the beginning of September, and read her thoughts on art […]

15 Questions with… Robin 1000

Currently on view in our main gallery (and for First Friday tonight from 6-10pm) is Electropop: new works by Kaitlin Ziesmer and Robin 1000. Robin, hailing from Texas, creates dreamlike, prismatic landscapes and designs, pairing up with Ziesmer’s ubiquitous pop-culture mashups to create an exhibition bursting with electric retro-contemporary energy. We had the chance to […]

Six Questions with… Kaitlin Ziesmer

Next week marks the opening of our July exhibition, Electropop: new works by Kaitlin Ziesmer and Robin 1000. Both artists are incredibly prolific, filling the gallery with an electric retro-contemporary energy of solo works and select collaborations. We had a chance to ask Kaitlin a few questions about her art and life; below, read about what she would tell […]

Five Questions with… Patrick Loehr

Our current exhibition, Grimm: Visions of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, is still on view in the main gallery through July 11, with Strange Conversations in Gallery 101; if you weren’t able to make it to the First Friday reception in June, come out next Friday, July 3rd from 6-10pm. In conjunction with the show, we […]

Five Questions with… Wylie Beckert

Helikon is currently exhibiting two simultaneous shows: “Grimm: Visions of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales” in the main gallery, and “Strange Conversations” in the tandem Gallery 101. In conjunction with the shows, we’ve asked participating artists to answer a few questions about their art and life. We have been swooning over Maine-based illustrator Wylie Beckert’s work for […]