Arlo English was born May 17, 1928 in Mitchell, South Dakota where at an early age he began his artistic ventures, drawing caricatures as a child. He continued his artistic pursuits through high school and college, where he received a BFA from Dakota Wesleyan University. A great deal of Arlo’s life was spent in the army where he specialized in engineering reconnaissance during the Korean War. In the 1950’s Arlo and his family of seven moved to Denver, then in 1964 settled in Casper, Wyoming where he still resides. In Casper, Arlo owned and operated the Wyoming Sign Company for 40 years, still finding time to paint and sculpt in his spare time. Some of Arlo’s paintings are done from memory, some from photographs, and some from models. Many of his later paintings depict his memories of the war and of being deployed overseas. Within this exhibit, there are a few paintings that remain unfinished which reveal the gradual decline and eventual completion of Arlo’s painting career due to issues with arthritis in the early 2000’s.
Jeremy Jones utilizes the human figure as a vessel in his work to fill with ideas representing comical, spiritual, and personal aspects of the human condition. Jones describes his most recent work: “As a new dad immersed in the trenches of helping to raise a toddler, the fleeting transformations of a child’s growth and development are both magical and bittersweet. I create sculptures that utilize ceramics and mixed media as a conduit to physically and mentally preserve those moments that you can’t get back.”
Jeremy Jones received an AFA in commercial and fine art from Casper College in 2003 and 2004, a BFA concentrating in sculpture and ceramics from the University of Wyoming in 2006 and an MFA in sculpture from Wichita State University in 2012. His recent exhibitions include: Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN.; Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN.; Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA.; Morrison Gallery, University of Minnesota, Morris, MN.; and the Goodstein Gallery, Casper College, Casper, WY.
Jeremy is currently a sculpture and ceramics technician at Vanderbilt University and an adjunct instructor in ceramics at Tennessee State University.
Suzette McIntyre is an award-winning artist who has been recognized internationally for her photography and multimedia paintings. Suzette grew up in Casper, Wyoming where she was a downtown business owner and active community member until 1998. Much of her work is inspired by a deep passion for the West and can be seen in galleries throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Suzette combines her background in sculpture and painting with her profession as a fine art photographer to create her signature style. Suzette now lives in Windsor, Colorado where she owns an art studio that conducts art competitions and workshops. She is also the co-author of the ‘Beauty Surrounds Us’ coffee table book, featuring her poetry and photography.