Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design’s Alumni art exhibit features painted illustrations with hand embroidery by husband and wife art team Benjamin Hummel and Cherish Flieder. The show, which runs through March 5, marks the first time the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Alumni Gallery has hosted illustration grads.
This show is a unique, interactive look at the jointly illustrated book, Prayer Posies, including original paintings, audio/video visuals and a participatory posies garden room. The evolution of illustrative work can be seen as Cherish and Benjamin present their original artwork alongside reproductions of the book’s final pieces.
Authored by Barbee Lux, Prayer Posies is a unique approach to children’s literature teaching virtues and faith to children through poetry, sound and art.
Join the artists and author at the mid-show reception and children’s book signing:
Friday, February 5, 6 – 9pm
Alumni Gallery at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
800.888.ARTS | www.rmcad.edu
1600 Pierce Street | Denver CO 80214
This event is free and open to the public.
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About the artists:
Cherish Flieder and Benjamin Hummel are both dedicated to painting for life. Benjamin is a two-time liver transplant survivor who was among the first children to be transplanted for a rare auto immune system disorder affecting his liver. Cherish grew up in a large family where her parents and grandparents helped to raise many special needs foster children and adopted several of them as well. Every day has challenges of its own, but this couple looks for ways to celebrate the good things in life in spite of all difficulties.
Cherish and Benjamin met at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design and later married with the hope to use their artist abilities to enhance the lives of others around them. This native Colorado team illustrates children’s books as well as designs a line of art, cards, limited edition prints and other gift products with their brand at PaintingForLife.com.
Learn more about the author & the Prayer Posies book:
For a sampling of this work on the subjects of love, compassion, generosity, gratitude and more, please feel free to visit the author’s site PrayerPosies.com.
Prayer Posies note cards and corresponding signed books, art and exclusive gifts are available from the artist’s site PaintingForLife.com.