100 Colorado Creatives: Marie EvB Gibbons

Masks by Marie Gibbons.
#86: Marie EvB Gibbons

Clay artist Marie Gibbons is all about community, and it shows in nearly every move she makes as an artist. Her dedication is not confined to the artist community with which she loves to connect; she's also a firm believer in the idea that there's an artist inside everyone just waiting to be nurtured and drawn out. In that capacity, she's a born teacher: Gentle and encouraging, Gibbons takes real delight in helping people find themselves by putting a malleable lump of clay in their hands.

See also:
- When your mouth is too small to scream in a dream
- Studio Shots: Marie Gibbons, EvB Studios
- Reader: Marie Gibbons makes art -- and artists -- out of lumps of clay

If she's there, the door is always open at her EvB Studio, a neighborly nook nestled next door to the Oriental Theater in the Berkeley business district, where she works, teaches classes and, on First Fridays, hosts themed community clay mini-shops for a nominal fee.

Her own work takes many directions, from whimsical and strange figures to beautiful, richly textured studies from nature and folklore. Both styles will mingle on Thursday, March 7, when her new show, When your mouth is too small to scream in a dream, a mask series inspired by her own insomnia, opens at MacSpa.

Gibbons is always doing, rarely resting -- she's a bit driven that way -- and she directs her energy back into the world around her. She also has a lot to say about the arts in Denver. We asked her to take our 100CC quiz; continue reading for her answers.

Location Info


EvB Studio Collection

4343 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

The MacSpa

1738 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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A Colorado Creative I recommend is Dorothy Tanner. She may be 90, has macular degeneration and glaucoma, yet still creating incredible light sculptures and inspiring people of all ages. www.dorothytanner.com 

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