December 2017: Paula Hudson

December 2017: Paula Hudson

The SteamPlant Event Center will host local artist Paula Hudson’s expressionistic paintings throughout the month of December in the Paquette Gallery.

The artist will welcome the public at a reception in the Paquette Gallery on Saturday, December 9 from 5 – 7 pm and will speak about her work at the Creative Mixer on Thursday, December 14 from 5:30 – 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided at both events.

Paula Hudson

From the artist:

“The show is a collection of expressionistic oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings of many subjects. They are products of my feelings about them, such as their sense of intimacy, grandeur, peace, intensity, pleasure, etc. These feelings are represented by a heightened focus on the use of value and color.

“We all have our own means of expression. I am a painter. Others are artists at helping others, at cooking, making herbal remedies, weaving, serving the community, poetry, and many, many more. Along with the many forms of expression there are myriad ways we choose to show our talents. I use color, composition, values, and other technical aspects of painting to convey the feelings and sights that impact me.

“I have been painting since I was 8 years old. I was born in Chicago and moved to Colorado in 1966. I am a Ph.D Speech Language Specialist and have done therapy with children and adults for 45 years. I guess I liked it. During that time, I taught at DU and CU and ran the speech/language program statewide for the state of Colorado.

“I have been in galleries and shows all during that time. Now I am a full-time painter and show in Denver and Crestone.”


Second Saturday Artist’s Reception: Saturday, December 9, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Please join Paula for an artist’s reception on Saturday, December 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Paquette Gallery. Free hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served.

Creative Mixer: Thursday, December 14, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Join the Salida Council for the Arts and the Salida Creative District on Thursday, December 14 in the Paquette Gallery for a fine and festive social hour from 5:30 to 7 pm. Munchies are served, the cash bar is open, Megan Lombardo will play live music, Paula will speak about her work, and you’ll hear news about the many creative projects being launched.

Join us, bring your friends, meet some new ones, and, if you have news about your own artistic endeavor, you’re invited to step up on the “Soapbox” to share the excitement.