100 Colorado Creatives: Marie EvB Gibbons
#86: Marie EvB Gibbons
Masks by Marie 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.
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.