In The Gallery


Maria Ojacastro

In the Gallery until January 19, 2019

Maria Ojascastro creates mixed media artwork, provides professional development workshops, and teaches group and individual art classes.  She collaborates with licensed therapists, published authors and other teaching artists

Upcoming Gallery Shows

Margaret Frazier, Western Expansion


Opening February 3, 2019 2-4pm

From the Artist: MARGARET FRAZIER,

A few years back, I decided to take a summer art class here at Presser Arts Center. I really enjoyed the class; so much so that I signed up for private lessons the following fall. These lessons lasted for years. I thank Vickie Barker for all she taught me. Some of the acrylic paintings in this show are from my time in those lessons. Painting and creating are therapy for me; I can relax and lose myself.

My Inspiration:

Nature’s gifts inspire many of my paintings. I love aspen and pine trees, sagebrush, wildflowers, mountains, red deserts, and the Pacific Ocean. The sound of quaking aspen leaves filling the air and pine needles whistling as the wind blows through them. The smells of the pine and sage as I breathe deep trying to catch my breath in the high altitude are all calming and peaceful.

My Background:

I grew up traveling by car to California and Oregon, so I have been fortunate to see the West up close. Some of my favorite experiences in the West are Trout fishing with my husband, Jeff, in Colorado and with my dad and sister in Wyoming. No matter if I’m hiking, skiing or driving over a pass, the mountaintops are glorious. I always feel as though I am in God’s sanctuary.

With my compass pointing west, please enjoy.

Check out a class or three!!! in the ARTS!
go to our programs page for course descriptions.

Fall 2018

Beginner Woodworking
Created 2 Create
Glass Fusion
Watercolor Fundamentals

Previous Gallery Shows

Cheryl Morris, The Artistry of Color


Florence Meeks Atkins Art Gallery
June 10, 2018 through August 31, 2018

This series of paintings explores the free and bold cascading of colors, textures and shapes. These works inspire diverse moods, from fun frolicking walks through mountain meadows to windows into the dark, sinister dungeons of internal hell.


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Florence Meeks Atkins Art Gallery
September 16-November 5, 2018