Our Collection

Our Collection

The Lory Student Center Arts Program brings together international, student and Native American artwork for our permanent collection. Paintings, sculptures, sketches and more can be found scattered around the Lory Student Center.

Check out some of the pieces in our collection below!

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Tile

Betty Woodman is an artist who is well known in the ceramic world, she has won multiple awards, and is known internationally. She was born in Connecticut and attended Alfred University.  In the 1950’s she began her career as a production potter, and she has exhibited in galleries like the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has taught in the art department at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and is mostly known for her color palette and unique forms that

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Good Old Paul Wells

By Wayne Crandell Good Old Paul Wells is an intaglio print by Wayne Crandell. It was acquired by the LSC Arts program on January 1st, 1973. It is now located in the LSC on the 300 floor east hall. This was the first print pulled out of an edition of 25 prints total. The intaglio process being used for this portraiture is the etching process. Intaglio includes etching, engraving, drypoint, and aquatint. Intaglio differs from relief printmaking because the image to

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Storm at the Sea

By Tony Fowler One piece that can be found in our collection is one titled Storm at the Sea by artist Tony Fowler. Storm at sea is a digital print that can be found outside the CSU Student Disability Center. Tony’s work was first shown in the Curfman Gallery in 2017 for the De’VIA show. De’VIA stands for Deaf View/ Image Art. De’VIA artists focus specifically on the Deaf experience. They themselves might be Deaf or they may be hard

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Kochô (The Butterfly), 1899

By Tsukioka Kogyo Tsukioka Kogyo was a prominent printmaker in the late nineteenth century. Using the popular Ukiyo-e style of printmaking, Kogyo is notable for the revival of Japanese Noh theatre. Dating from 1899, these prints come from a series of woodcuts he designed from 1897-1926 and provide one of the richest sources of historical and artistic information available for this aristocratic form of drama. Ukiyo-e is a popular style of Japanese printmaking from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in

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A Universal Picture

By Shelby Shadwell Shadwell made this piece for the opening reception of Divergence of Light on August 23, 2016. Shadwell’s work was featured in this show, in addition to Davanna Wilkins “breathing sculptures.” The piece featured cockroaches, used diapers, and trash bags, exploring the contrast between light and dark, attraction and repulsion, and representation and abstraction. Shadwell disrupts the hierarchy in art by elevating subjects usually hidden from view. Additionally, Shadwell is an associate professor of Drawing at the University

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Bone Marrow

This painting was gifted to the LSC Arts Program in 2011 by Ed & Mimi Hurtubis and Christian Jorgensen. Today, it hangs in the LSC, carrying the story of an accomplished CSU alumna struggling with a debilitating illness. Cynthia Hurtubis graduated from the CSU Interior Design Program in 1988. However, in 1977 Cynthia was diagnosed with a fatal bone marrow disease, inspiring her artwork. Undoubtedly talented, Cynthia’s work examines the subject of her body and her health. Sadly, Cynthia passed

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Encountering Colorado

The Encountering Colorado installation in the commons brings together works that best represent our great state.

The LSC Arts Program is capturing the culture of Northern Colorado through the work of local artists and bringing it into the Commons in the LSC. In designing this space, the arts program drew inspiration from Northern Colorado culture, maintaining some of Colorado’s most important elements, including a depiction of the Poudre river and important mountain peaks.

Climbing rope, steel

Climbing rope as a medium for art initially inspired Tresemer due to its variety, functionality and renewability. He deconstructs his preconceptions and re-imagines objects as they are. Tresemer considers the Rocky Mountains a key element of Colorado culture, calling to a diverse group, and therefore establishing unification. Mountuned depicts a stylized acoustic guitar supporting the foothills of a mountain range. Thus, this work embodies Tresemer’s love for Colorado, encompassing what he loves most in life: art and a clean environment.

Laminated plywood

Kreider’s work examines an area in Rocky Mountain National Park that is especially important to him. Through the process of laminating plywood and manipulating a computer controlled router, the mountain is re-contextualized as a new and unfamiliar object. Therefore, Kreider asks the viewer to explore a space in a new way.

Compressed earth and concrete, river rocks in steel cage

This piece references McMurray Natural Area located along the Cache la Poudre in Fort Collins. Recently, this space underwent intensive ecological restoration after years of gravel mining. Constraining the Wild takes an aerial view using an ancient construction method called Gabion where cages are filled with rock used in riverbank restoration. Moreover, this piece uses river rocks and compressed earth from the Poudre. The lines in the earth represent strata lines, signifying the deep history of McMurray Natural Area and its transformation through human interaction.

Allen focuses on areas of Fort Collins now a domesticated version of what was once wild and are now an interface for appreciating the solace of nature in the confines of society. Allen earned her MFA in sculpture from CSU in May 2018.

Silk yarn, brazilwood and madder dyes

Through the Cracks springs from Miller’s documentation of colors and textures at Horsetooth Reservoir and pays homage to the serene and subtle moments of a rugged landscape. Miller utilized a handwoven technique called discontinuous weft to accentuate patterns and slits. Unwoven areas of the textile reveal gold threads and reference the transparency of a curtain and its circumstantial ability to either reveal or hide what is behind it. In addition, Miller intentionally wove this piece to show the signs of wear expected of an older textile.

Miller lives in Longmont, CO and received her MFA in Fibers from CSU. In addition, we would like to thank the Schacht Spindle Company in Boulder, CO for providing the equipment and materials to make this piece possible.

 

Steel, recycled bicycle

Made from a recycled bicycle from CSU’s Ram Wheels Project, the sculpture honors the Fort Collins bike culture and commitment to sustainable transportation. Ram Wheels operated as a bike rental program in the early 2000s that made bikes available to CSU students. Today, Chris remains a Fort Collins resident and currently works in his family’s foundry, Madd Castings, in Berthoud, CO.

LSC Arts Program Director took on the Semester at Sea in Spring of 2020 to bring you the scoop on art around the world. While the journey was cut by the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, you can still check out the experience here.