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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Et Dieu Crea La Femme

“Et Dieu Crea La Femme” is a print located in the central hall of Level 200 in the Lory Student Center. This print was made by Jennifer Dickson, an internationally renowned photographic artist. Jennifer Dickson was born in South Africa in 1936 and studied at the Goldsmiths’ College School of Art at the University of London, England. Later, she became an associate of the prestigious graphic workshop, Atelier 17 in Paris until 1965. It was during her time at Atelier 17 that she printed “Et

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Many Strong Beautiful Women

Kiki Suarez, born Irene Elisabeth Oberstenfeld, grew up in Hamburg Germany where she finished university studying psychology. In 1977 she made a trip to Mexico, in the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas in the state of Chiapas she met her husband Gabriel Suárez and later on had three children. Due to the language barrier and not being able to practice psychology, she turned to painting. Her art is very symbolic in the sense that it evokes narrative topics

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Una Oferta

Amado Maurilio Peña, Jr. was born in Laredo, Texas in 1943. He studied art and education at Texas A & I (now Texas A & M Kingsville), where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. Amado is a Mestizo of Mexican and Yaqui ancestry. His art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land, and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living in harmony with

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I Am Happiness on Earth

I Am Happiness on Earth (Yo Soy La Felicidad De Este Mundo) is a poster created by artist Alejandro Magallanes for the film “I Am Happiness on Earth” by Julián Hernández. This poster was bought from the 19th biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE) in 2015. Magallanes was also the judge and honor laureate. The poster is currently not on display and is in the Curfman Gallery Storage. Alejandro Magallanes is an internationally recognized graphic designer, illustrator, poet and artist.

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Rainbow in the Mazie

Sylvia Edwards is an abstract watercolor artist. She was born in Boston Massachusetts and studied painting and illustration in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts School and the Massachusetts College of Art. She married Sadri Golestaneh and moved to Iran for fourteen years before moving to Switzerland and then London.  Her work showcases her close appreciation of Islamic Art as well as has the influences of Klee Rothko Matisse and Milton Avery. Her works of art have been accepted into public collections in

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Herman Millser Summer Picnic (Ice Cream)

By Stephen Frykholm Herman Miller Summer Picnic (Ice Cream) is a poster created by artist Stephen Frykholm. This poster is a part of a series of posters he created for the Herman Miller Furniture Company annual corporate picnics. The poster is currently not on display and is in the Curfman Gallery Storage.Stephen Frykholm was born in Seattle, Washington in 1942. In 1966 he began his career as a graphic designer after having worked in Aba, Nigeria with the Peace Corps

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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.