Meet The Artists

Our artists have been selected for their art, professionalism, passion and because their self expression melds with our mission: Art is an experience and we offer a collection of art that creates happiness, introspection, human experience and opens the viewer to a world of mystery and exploration of their own life.

Michael Lancaster

Owner/ Founder of Calliope.

Born in Sarasota, FL Michael grew up in an arts family, the son of portrait painter Betty Warren, and actor Stuart Lancaster, Michael is the great-grandson of Circus magnate Charles Ringling. He apprenticed in pottery at Red Rock Pottery. “I am inspired by machines, relics, patina and color.”

www.harnacklancaster.com

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Barbara Harnack

Owner/ founder of Calliope

Her art is raw, real, expressive of the human and surreal condition of life. “For a lifetime I have been a ceramic sculptor, which meant I was painting (or glazing) on my ceramics. I have transferred this painting onto panels. This process of carving and drawing on panels has forced me into a physical engagement of expression.”

www.harnacklancaster.com

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Mitch Berg

One-of-a-kind - New Mexico mixed media, found object assemblage, glass artist and creator of experiential art.

He is a self-taught artist based in Albuquerque, NM. With a degree in journalism (University Wyoming, 1986) and a background in radio, and tribal textiles, storytelling is a central component to his mixed media  sculpture.

 

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My work comes from my subconscious, a web of encased memories, dreams, and emotions, some stemming from early childhood. Everything within seems to be connected in an associative, color-coded pattern. When I’m ready to work, I try to access that place in order to begin. Nothing else matters, just the composition of color, texture, shape, and emotion.

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Bonnie Teitelbaum

I paint original works using acrylic paints. There are many layers in my paintings
starting off with a strong under painting. I then sandwich layers of paint between pours of clear gel. This provides a clear barrier for light to travel through the different layers giving a sense of depth, like looking into a tidal pool.  More layers applied becomes lighter and more transparent.

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Darlene Olivia McElroy

"For me, creating art is like reading Turkish coffee grounds. A story is revealed as I look at the surface, texture, and color. Moving around the canvas, I can see the past, present and future of the creation."

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Terrell Powell

Each day I let my inspiration and intuition guide me. Paintings and sculptures are the results.

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Lori Dorn

I think being self taught has been good for the most part - in some ways has made me more fearless when it comes to creating

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Bessy Berman

My work is almost always textured although at times stamped and I think of it as having a painterly quality which comes from my painting background.

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Rick Phelps

My work , like me, is an amalgam of influences and experiences. My imagery is a composite of Pop, Punk, Folk Funk and other vernacular traditions. I try to live and make art according to an ethic grounded in sustainability and environmental awareness.

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Jennifer Lamprey

I love it when jewelry surprises me and invites me to look deeper. When I see a piece and think, “wow, that is so unique, whimsical, funky, unusual”, “I’ve never seen anything quite like that before”.  These are the pieces I delight in discovering and the pieces I am called from within to create.

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Glass permits me to create a “dance” with heat, color, silence and feathered sound .. pulling me

gracefully in and swaying me back out - a push and pull of all the elements; rhythmically

shaping itself with gravity, heat and paper.

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Richie Mole

I have always done art to feel in the present. To have a bookmark for a period of time in my life. Challenges met through different studies. And of course the pleasing reward of others admirations. Hopefully I will have a legacy, when I’m gone in my art and craft works that have survived through the test of time time.

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David Snow

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Luisa Baldinger

A maker of containers all of my life in clay, I am intrigued by volume, negative/positive space, and complex surface, and work to have these elements orchestrate into a satisfying three-dimensional “vessel” idea. At this point, my vessels are simply sculptural forms, vehicles for the exploration of color, surface, movement in three directions. Inspiration comes from rocks found in the back arroyos, fragments of coral on a beach, plant parts, and geological elements.

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Theresa Knight

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Virtual appointments by Zoom or Face Time. Contact Michael at rakusculptor@yahoo.com or 505-660-9169.

 

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