Arts and Crafts

McGuirt, Stephanie

McGuirt, Stephanie
Current Location
Fountain, CO
Occupation(s)
Writer
Biography

Stéphanie McGuirt is a homeschool mom and business owner living in beautiful Colorado with her husband, Bryan, and their 2 children. When she's not adventuring with her kids or working with clients in her business, she's working on a bountiful garden and little homestead, and, of course, playing. For resources and to learn more, visit her website, www.stephaniemcguirt.com.

Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
The value of play for all ages and simple, affordable ways to play without needing a big budget or fully-stocked craft cabinet.

Walton, Vikki

Birth City
Colorado Springs
Birth State
CO
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Author - Designer - Nonprofit Consultant - Speaker/Trainer - #workquilter
Biography

I have lived in Colorado Springs for the last seventeen years. I was born in Chicago, later moved to France (father in the military), returned and moved to Kansas before spending most of my time in Texas (San Antonio area). I have held myriad positions in my life. I like to undertake more than one thing at a time, thus I refer to myself as a #workquilter combining various avenues of income. These include: -Author of nonfiction and fiction. -Certified permaculture designer and previously worked as a registered interior designer. -Suburban Homesteader (have gardens, chickens, bees). -Speaker/trainer on myriad topics. -Global house- and pet-sitter. -Nonprofit consultant, certified grants specialist (proposal writer, donor communications, fundraising strategy)

Awards/Honors
Honor of Community Trustee (Leadership Pikes Peak)
Education/Training
Bachelor of Science, Organizational Management in Christian Leadership, GCU (magna cum laude) - Associate's degree, Registered Interior Designer, St. Philips College in San Antonio, TX - Certified Grants Specialist - Certified Grants Reviewer
Published Works Book Jackets
Organizations
Colorado Springs CDBG Board Member
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Writing - Creative writing - Self-publishing - Backyard farming (permaculture principles, food forest, perennial gardening, lasagna gardening) - Travel - House/pet sitting - Getting what you really want in life - Work quilting - Nonprofit topics (e.g. Fundraising 101) - Entrepreneurship - Design (Interior Design, Landscape design using permaculture zones)

Petterson, Adrienne

Petterson, Adrienne
Current Location
Fountain, CO
Occupation(s)
Travel writer - Nature photographer - Artist
Biography

Adrienne has lived in Fountain since 2013 and is originally from South Africa. She adores nature and has been a photographer for more years than she cares to admit. Having discovered so much to photograph in her own backyard (she refers to everywhere as her "backyard"), a book of her work was the logical next step. Her Backyard Snapshots book is an eBook, with 150 full color photos! Her book is for all ages, and she is particularly keen for children to read and enjoy this book as the message inside is to stop and look. Her book is available from Amazon.com and readable on most devices, which is great, as you're not restricted to using a Kindle. Visit her website at www.pettprojects.com to see more wildlife photos, her art work and her travel stories.

Speaker Availability
Yes

Madison, Mary

Birth City
Vivian
Birth State
WV
Current Location
Black Forest, CO
Occupation(s)
Weaver
Biography

I first moved to Colorado in 1983. I have worked and volunteered in a number of organizations, including for the state of Colorado and the city of Westminster. I helped establish several arts groups and volunteer with guilds in Colorado Springs and Denver.

Education/Training
Master of Science, Organizational Development - Bachelor of Science, Business Management - Associate Degree, Veterinary Medicine
Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Organizations
Pikes Peak Weaver's Guild - Rocky Mountain Weaver's Guild - Front Range Fiber Artisans - Studio Arts Quilt Association
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
The Craft of Weaving - Fiber Arts - African-American Weavers

Musick, Patricia

Musick, Patricia
Birth Year (-Died Year)
1952
Birth City
Colorado Springs
Birth State
CO
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Artist, educator, writer
Biography

Pat Musick grew up in the house her father built at the edge of the Garden of the Gods. Her earliest artistic influences were her painter father, Archie (a Broadmoor Art Academy artist with local murals in the City Auditorium, Fine Arts Center, and Manitou Post Office); her ceramist mother, Irene; and the wildlife, plants, and landscapes of the Southwest. An introduction to the book arts at Reed College led her to postgraduate work researching early Irish manuscript calligraphy in London, England, where she first encountered enameling (glass fused to metal at high heat).

She returned to Colorado Springs in the 1980s, taught art at The Colorado Springs School for four years, and has been an adjunct art instructor (PPCC, CSU-Pueblo, UCCS) and freelance artist (enameling and mixed media) since then. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries across the United States and six countries; she has carried out many public and private commissions (including three glass-on-metal murals for Colorado’s Art in Public Places program) and served as Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest National Parks. She has served on the TOPS Working Committee and the Art Commission of the Pikes Peak Region.

Travels that inspire her work range from wilderness backpacking to viewing masterpieces in situ in Europe and Asia.

Awards/Honors
2011 - Artist-in-Residence, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
2007 - Artist-in-Residence, Rocky Mountain Land Library, Salida, Colorado
2006 - Artist-in-Residence, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
1992 - Artist-in-Residence, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia
Education/Training
M. Phil., Central School of Art & Design, London, England, 1980 - B.A., Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1980 - advanced studies in: Enameling (Central School of Art & Design, London), Calligraphy/Letterforms (City & Guilds of London, Portland Art Museum), Paleography (King's College, London)
Local Authors Genres
Organizations
Enamelist Society - Summit Scribes - Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland - Palmer Land Trust
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Irish manuscripts/early medieval Ireland - Calligraphy/letterforms - History of Writing - Selected art media (enameling) - Selected interdisciplinary discussions (bring together aspects of nature/natural history/environment with aspects of culture) - Regional art history/Broadmoor Art Academy/region art & artists in the Great Depression era