The Sensual Surface 



July 1-28, 2014

1ST FRIDAY ART WALK:  July 4, 6-9 PM (Yes, we're open!!)


The body of work featured at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery this month is a collaboration of Ken and Tina Riesterer. Ken's forms are wheel thrown and slab constructed, inspired by nature:  beautiful, balanced and functional for their intended purpose.  Tina's designs are figurative and related to the pleasures of the senses, the "Sensual Surface".

Ken and Tina Riesterer, both from the Chicago area, met  while studying painting at the American Academy of Art. They fell in love, married, and  traveled west seeking beauty and inspiration. Finding just that in Manitou Springs, they lived, painted and raised two wonderful children. Over time, they branched out into ceramics and started collaborating in clay. Exhibiting locally and nationally, they both continue to work and grow in paint and clay.

For the past fifteen years Ken and Tina have been partners with a small group of artists in an art gallery business in Manitou Springs. Five years ago the Green Horse Gallery moved to a larger space and prime location.  Ken and Tina's clay studio is behind the  gallery and you can find them most days in the studio working with clay or on the streets or in the hills drawing and painting. 

While you're at the gallery, explore two floors of studios inhabited by artists working in a variety of media, including painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture and jewelry. Visit with our many artists and see what's happening at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios.

The Art District is located on and near Santa Fe Drive and Kalamath Street between Alameda and 12th Avenues.



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