Casper College Foundation Fine Arts Collection
Resources from Casper College Foundation Fine Arts Collection
Gabrielle Reeves, Emilie Fire/Earth
Born August 14, 1986 in Wyoming, Gabrielle Reeves earned degrees at Casper College, A.F.A. Fine Arts (2006) and University of Wyoming, B.F.A. Fine Arts (2008). Reeves exposes both human nature and natural surroundings. From the Casper College Fine Art Collection, the gilded edges of Emilie: Fire/ Earth (acrylic ink on found paper) speaks to the value she places on the people she encounters and renders so exquisitely. Perhaps the gold is a halo for this woman so seemingly at ease in this space with oversize beetles and the “Joseph’s Coat” plant; both leaf and woman glow with vitality. Even in early portraits completed when she was a student studying Fine Art at Casper College, her careful study of character is evident. Recent works include a sensitive portrayal of family, friends, the people of her Turkey such as women sewing and men at work. The backgrounds are not merely place settings but thoughtfully articulated visions of a complex country; a beautiful world of contrast, pattern, and harmony. With recent exhibitions at The Red Peak Gallery at First State Bank, The Bradford Brinton Museum, The Dahl Arts Center, The Nicolaysen Art Museum, as well as galleries across Europe, and in the collection of institutions such as the University of Wyoming, she teaches and exhibits art in Istanbul, Turkey.
Earl Reed Wyoming Landscape
Landscape, Earl Reed, The Casper College Foundation Fine Art Collection Earl Reed was born April 12, 1893 in Nebraska. He started art classes with a painter of the Hudson River School genre and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The University of Nebraska, and the Chicago Art Institute. He moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 1940; and then Casper in 1944 to teach at Natrona County High School. Reed continued to travel and paint, especially landscapes that engage the senses, embodying the warmth of a New Mexican sun glint on an adobe church or the cool air that would envelop the bright yellow leaves of fall aspen groves on a Wyoming mountain. He started teaching at Casper College, when founded at Natrona County High School in 1945, making him our first art instructor at Casper College. He was on the Board of the Artists' Guild and exhibited with talented Wyoming artists such as Conrad Schwiering. From the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Oakland Art Gallery, Milwaukee Art Institute, the Taos Harwood Gallery, and the Kansas City Art Institute to the Denver Art Museum, his work was appreciated in galleries across the country. The Casper College Foundation Fine Art Collection includes watercolors, oil paintings, and drawings. Teaching visual art courses at Casper College until 1958, he also gave private art classes until his death December 29, 1980.
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Landscape in Art
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Emilie Fire/ Earth, Gabrielle Reeves
Landscape in Art
Portrait painting with plant and insects
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