Saturday, December 29, 2012

Moni Heil, Artist of the Month, Frame Depot, Reception Jan. 5, 1 to 4pm

Artist Moni Heil featured at Frame Depot for January

Every month we have the pleasure of featuring a new artist at Frame Depot.  This has been a well received event and we are excited to be showcasing artist Moni Heil for the month of January. 
Heil is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in painting and silversmithing.  After graduating she followed her dream and moved to the Colorado Mountains, where her life was surrounded by livestock, wildlife and the horses she loved.  It was at this time that her art changed from formal portraiture to portraying the essence of the contemporary western life.   Her paintings are noted for their strong light, composition and detail capturing the fundamental nature of her subject. 

 Heil’s paintings have been exhibited in many shows throughout the country including the Heart of the West at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX, the Cowgirl Up! in Wickenburg, AZ, the Phippen Museum Western Art Show in Prescott, AZ and the Heart of the West in Lander, WY.  She was featured in an article titled “In the Eyes” in Western Horseman magazine in March 2011.  Heil’s artwork has also graced the cover of magazines like Rocky Mountain Rider in Juiy 2010. 

At the Frame Depot we have had the priviledge of framing many of Heil’s paintings over the last few years and they are always receiving attention from customers while they are waiting to be framed.   We are so blessed to live in a community that values art as much as Grand Junction does and we are excited to introduce Heil and her artwork to our Grand Valley. 

There will be a reception for Heil on Saturday, January 5th from 1-4pm.  Wine and refreshments will be served. 

For more information please call Claudine at 245-6999

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