Blue Thunder Circle ARTiFactory


Blue Thunder Circle ARTiFactory is a community of artists, organizations, and patrons that cooperate towards the aim of developing culture worth living in.

The BTC Artifactory facilitates artist residencies: providing private studios, shared workshops, career development paths, exhibit space, and networking opportunities.

The Vision of BTC is to create a thriving ecosystem of resident artists and organizations whom contribute to the vitality of the region through artistic production, educational workshops, and the production of cultural festivals.

BTC is a non-rivalrous space where-in members are supported in their efforts to build their careers while simultaneously contributing to the development of wealth within the community.


Artisans

Amanda Sage

amandasageart.com

‘Through my work I aim to shatter the ‘illusion of separation’, to challenge the viewer to question, and evolve out of ignorance, conditioning and ingrained genetic habits.

In life I strive to take responsibility for the effect of my existence, and through my actions and images, inspire others to think/dream beyond their immediate capacity. Ultimately I seek to create portals that open to the infinite possibilities of being and expressing, so that we may remember and re-discover who we are, where we originate from and where we are headed.

My aspiration is to paint messages, visions and narratives that communicate with an ‘older & wiser us’, awakening ancient memory; as well as the ‘present us’, that we may grow up and accept the responsibilities towards ourselves, each other and the rest of existence on this planet… now


Olivia Jane

oliviajaneart.com

I celebrate this human experience and natural cycles of life, death and rebirth. Through painting, I investigate our connection to the wild and spirituality. My work focuses on the inner growth and healing we all must do, to be better caretakers of our planet and each other.

​I am inspired and influenced by my experiences living abroad. I am fortunate enough to have observed many different cultures and traditions around the world. By age 6, I lived on three different continents, weaving a variety of stories into my own.

​My mission is to heal and transform by actualizing my visions for our world: Harmony in the Universe, respect for nature and compassion for all.

By living my authentic path, I aim to inspire others to celebrate their uniqueness and to truly LIVE. We are all in this together. Let us Heal, Create, Inspire, and Transform.


Joe Bob Merritt

josephrobertmerritt.com

Joe Bob Merritt is a professional Re-Creation-All-ist and a practitioner of  Spirit-U-All-Material-All-ism, an Artkitect, and community conspirator functioning within an on-going life-design project called South Main Gunnison – a live/work habitat developed by Merritt on a revitalized industrial ground in Gunnison, CO.

He is currently special-eye-zing in the master crafting of therianthropic vision-air-y beings, transitive portals, and is active in the development of multi-disciplinary art-i-factories designed to facilitate explosive growth in the culture of the creative.

His large scale drawings, paintings, and sculptures often read like inter-dimensional diagrams or interstellar maps.

As a poet, designer, builder, sculptor and painter he expresses an easy interplay between the 2D and 3D.

Joe Bob is particularly interested in the intersection of the visual arts, mindfulness, and creativity. 

He believes that art making provides one with innumerable opportunities to develop sensory clarity, strengthen concentration skills, and cultivate powers of equanimity. 

Certainly, the efforts that we as artists make in the cultivation of these skills contribute to the possibility of having direct experiences of freedom from mechanical conditioning and habitual re-actions, thus increasing the probability of intelligent, response-able, and creative activity in the midst of everyday life situations.


Brian Stewart

striveart.com

Brian Stewart’s work expresses the versatility of steel and reaffirms its relevance in popular design. Through his Strive Art Company in Gunnison, Colorado, Brian continues to garner recognition for his innovative residential features, commercial furniture, and exterior signage.


Events

The Grand Coronation of the Gunnison Ditch Witch

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Spring 2021


South Main Holy Fire Days

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300

4 Quarters / 4 Cross Quarters


Blue Thunder Circle Group Shows

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4 Group Shows / Year