Petite Butterflies

7" Height, 9" Wingspan (24 for silent auction)

These can all be viewed in person at the Lawrence Dryhurst Gallery at 122 E Kiowa Street before

BF#? A Twisted Night “Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”"

A Twisted Night

Artist: Hope Aubuchon

Inspiration: Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

Why Flight: I got involved because both of my kids attended D-11 Schools and I wanted to give back. This is the 3 rd time I’ve participated in Flight.

I am Hope L. AuBuchon and I have been in love with art of all types since birth. I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado but raised all over thanks to the U.S. Army. Art was the one thing that could go with you anywhere. My family moved back to Colorado in the late 80s and I have never left.

I am that person that can spend all day in an art museum and still feel like there was more to see. I know that art is a constant growth process and you never stop learning. As an artist I like to work in detail and most of the time in color. I want to help people to see the beauty in the life that surrounds them.

I am always trying new styles and mediums but defiantly have a recognizable style in everything I do. I will always want my art to put a smile on anyone’s face that sees it. Life is way too serious and I want my art to take you to a happy place.

BF#? A Parliament “All the different species of owls and see many of them sitting on a branch together."

A Parliament

Artist: Hope Aubuchon

Inspiration: I was inspired by all the different species of owls and see many of them sitting on a branch together.

Why Flight: This will be my 3 rd year involved in FLIGHT and I wanted to give back to the District that taught my kids.

BF#? Desert Flower “The southwestern colors of turquoise and copper. Most people think of the desert as only being brown, but there is a rainbow of colors that is as special at the desert itself."

Desert Flower

Artist: Rebekah Black

Inspiration: The southwestern colors of turquoise and copper. Most people think of the desert as only being brown, but there is a rainbow of colors that is as special at the desert itself.

Why Flight: I have been involved in FLIGHT 5 years. I teach at an elementary school, and I see every day the joy and wonder that arts and sciences inspire in children. I want to give them every opportunity possible to discover and create. Their discoveries and creations will lead to an extraordinary future.

Rebecca Black is a self-taught artist who enjoys numerous types of art including sculpture, colored pencil, and painting. She graduated from Colorado State University Pueblo in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and a minor in French. Rebecca volunteers at the Space Foundation where she shares her interests of the space sciences and technologies with the public.

She also teaches reading and math at James Madison Elementary School in District 1, where she loves to share her interest in the arts and sciences with the students.

BF#? Arabesque “The interlacing and spirals found in many arabesques and the colors of stained glass."

Arabesque

Artist: Rebekah Black

Inspiration: : In art, an arabesque is an ornate design. I was inspired by the interlacing and spirals found in many arabesques and the colors of stained glass. I wanted this butterfly to resemble stained glass with some of the flourishes found in arabesques on the wings.

Why Flight: I have been involved in FLIGHT 5 years. I teach at an elementary school, and I see every day the joy and wonder that arts and sciences inspire in children. I want to give them every opportunity possible to discover and create. Their discoveries and creations will lead to an extraordinary future.

BF#? Ukranian Butterfly “Exotic butterflies"

Ukranian Butterfly

Artist: Jill Clark

Inspiration: Ukranian egg designs.

Why Flight: It’s a good way to give back. Jill Clark is retired transplant from Wisconsin in 1979. She spent 20 years as a photographic artist working with oils, dies, on negatives and prints doing retouching, airbrush, and restorations. She has had experience in Ukrainian egg creations, carving, molding, painting, sculpting, tree faces, and murals and is always looking for new art projects to experience. Her work is currently displayed at Gallery 44, Cottonwood, Rich Designs, and throughout the Ivywild area. The FLIGHT 2019 butterfly project is very different and is exciting – Jill is delighted to be a part of it.

BF#? Crystals Under the Stars “Every summer my girlfriend and I go crystal hunting in the mountains by Lake George, and it is the most scenic, beautiful, fulfilling experience."

Crystals Under the Stars

Artist: Vincent Coleman

Inspiration: : Every summer my girlfriend and I go crystal hunting in the mountains by Lake George, and it is the most scenic, beautiful, fulfilling experience.

Why Flight: Last year I collaborated with another artist on creating 3 petite butterflies. I also attended D11 schools growing up in the Springs and would love to give back by creating beauty.

My name is Vincent Coleman, I am a 26 year old Colorado Springs native and I work for the Smokebrush Foundation of the Arts helping Kat Tudor and Don Goede in all their crazy art projects, such as designing Smokebrush Porter Labels and creating the website for Uncle Wilber’s Fountain. On my free time I create chalk art around Manitou Springs and colored pencil pieces. I have helped with a couple of murals around town and painted a sculpture in front of the SunWater Spa. I attended Holmes Middle School and Coronado High School so having the opportunity to create art that gives back to D-11 is a blessing!

BF#? Fly Free “In memory of my granddaughter who earned her Angel Wings this year."

Fly Free

Artist: Joan Dacus

Inspiration: The inspiration for this butterfly is in memory of my granddaughter who earned her Angel Wings this year. Her passing has fueled my awareness that kids should have essential art programs to stimulate later success in other disciplines which promote social skills, brain development, improved communication and effective learning.

Why Flight: I’m honored to have participated two previous years in FLIGHT. This initiative provides an opportunity to help children find their own wings of flight and unleash their own creativity, both artistically and academically.

Expressing myself through sculpture is my passion. Although I am intrigued by many forms of art, and have created drawings, portraits, and paintings, my desire is to pursue a full-time career in stone carving, bronze sculpture and decorative gourds. My love of nature serves as inspiration. My goal is to create a sense of happiness and joy to the observer, to allow them to pause and realize that there is infinite possibility within each of us.

I have produced bronzes, stone carvings, wood masks, decorative gourds, and paintings. I have been fortunate to have received several commissions for these pieces and have displayed and sold several limited editions through various art galleries listed below.

Although I am mostly a self-taught artist, I have studied privately with world renowned sculpture Michael Garman, and have taken portrait drawing classes at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts. In the past, I attended a workshop at the Denver Botanic Gardens with Chapungu stone carvers from Zimbabwe, Arthur Fata and Brian Nyanbongo.

BF#? Sunny Day “The bright beautiful sunny days we have in our beautiful state of Colorado."

Sunny Day

Artist: Joan Dacus

Inspiration: My inspiration comes from the bright beautiful sunny days we have in our beautiful state of Colorado.

Why Flight: See Artist profile above.

BF#? Green with Envy “A friend recently went to the Butterfly Pavilion and sent me a picture of a pretty butterfly. I loved the lime green on this creature."

Green With Envy

Artist: Cass Daley

Inspiration: A friend recently went to the Butterfly Pavilion and sent me a picture of a pretty butterfly. I loved the lime green on this creature.

Why Flight: I did this project with butterflies because I loved working with color and the benefactors were D11 schools where my daughters are attending. It was a way of anonymously giving back without going into the building.

My background in art started in a very different way. I’m a professional clothing and interior designer and I started with my Mom helping me learn how to sew for a Girl Scout badge when I was nine years old. When I was 10 years old, I won my first national competition. I have sewn all my life - it really is my favorite thing besides being with my girls and husband, Pat. I received my masters degree in fashion and our design company has done over 600 weddings all over the world. Sometimes it’s just a headpiece, sometimes only a gown, and sometimes it’s the whole shabang including bridesmaids, tuxedos and tent decor.

BF#? Swallowtail “An Urban design that features a dragonfly that will resemble old and rusted metal for a radical design."

Swallowtail

Artist: Ayanna Dottin

Inspiration: My inspiration is an Urban design that features a dragonfly that will resemble old and rusted metal for a radical design.

Why Flight: I want to take this opportunity to learn more and better my skills in paint and to gain experience. I have done this the year before and am happy to get this opportunity again.

Bio: Ayanna is an emerging artist.

BF#? Firecracker “My sister is from China, so the Chinese Dragons are very well known, and I thought a Chinese themed butterfly would be very cool."

Firecracker

Artist: Tuesday Doyle

Inspiration: My sister is from China, so the Chinese Dragons are very well known, and I thought a Chinese themed butterfly would be very cool.

Why Flight: Last year I painted the small butterfly raffle as well as 3 petites. I grew up in D11 schools so these fundraisers helped the programs I was in and now my sister is in.

Since I was born, I have always been interested in art. As a family, we flew a lot in airplanes, and by the time I was 10 years old, I had been on over 700 flights! I was never allowed to watch movies or be on a phone unless the flight was over four hours long, so I spent many hours playing on the tray in front of me, drawing on the barf bags and notebooks we brought along, reading a lot, and of course, some required napping.

I plan to go to the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the fall and to major in Travel and Tourism Management and Fashion Design. I love the creative aspect of those majors and look forward to seeing where they will take me in the future.

BF#? Emerald City “The poppies from the Wizard of Oz and I thought that the colors would be great on a butterfly."

Emerald City

Artist: Tuesday Doyle

Inspiration: I was inspired by the poppies from the Wizard of Oz and I thought that the colors would be great on a butterfly.

Why Flight: See Artist profile above.

BF#? Color in Flight “Shasta Daisies overflow in my garden."

Color in Flight

Artist: Hedy Ducharme

Inspiration: Shasta Daisies overflow in my garden in July and always look so fresh and regal. They are pure and peaceful, inviting to touch and gather in bouquets. Butterflies love to come and rest on them, too. I love to paint them by themselves and with a variety of garden flowers in pinks, lavenders, yellow and oranges with dark green backgrounds.

Why Flight: I have never painted butterflies before but have photographed them.

My interest in art began in high school art classes. I learned that I love being creative no matter the project. I went on to study art in college at Michigan State University and earned a BFA degree.

My favorite period of art is Impressionism with its emphasis on expressing a subject with loose brushwork, a variety of colors and textures, and with the artist creating their interpretation of the subject matter rather an exact replica.

For 13 years I was a docent at the Colorado fine Arts Center Museum and expanded my knowledge of art and art history from many different areas and styles that have inspired and motivated me to do more of my own painting. For years Colorado landscapes, mountains, summer flowers, and hiking trails you have kept me very much inspired.

BF#? Obsidian January “The Aztek diety called Itzpapalotl."

Obsidian January

Artist: Anne Dunn

Inspiration: The Aztek diety called Itzpapalotl. She took the form of a clawed butterfly and was the Aztec Goddess, of the Milkyway, mystery and death, beauty and fertility.

Why Flight: I’ve been fortunate enough to be an art educator in D-11 for more than 20 years. I teach my young art students about Monarch migration. I love pre-Columbian art and enjoy the ability to bring my passions together in this project.\

I have been an art educator for over 20 years. In that time, I have created art for myself, my family, my instructors, and a few clients, but mostly, I’ve created my favorite art alongside hundreds of creatives age 4 through 11 years old.

My need to make art for myself has sometimes been consumed by my desire to present a well- written and researched art lesson to my students. I’ve worked make my classroom a place where art making and expression are inevitable. I love to teach about a diverse collection of cultures in art forms in order to teach my students about history, geography, literature, math, science, music, poetry, and visual art.

We can’t help but learn about the values and driving forces of people of the past and present when we inspect the work of other artists. By learning about the art of others, I believe we learn a lot about ourselves, our values, and our own cultural and community traditions.

BF#? (Zen) Tangle “There is something so basic about black and white. Two colors create a story through the design and the negative space around the design."

(Zen) Tangle

Artist: Jenna Gruse

Inspiration: There is something so basic about black and white. Two colors create a story through the design and the negative space around the design.

Why Flight: Most importantly, my son will start Kindergarten in August at a District 11 school. He walks through life with such openness and interest in everything. Jenna spent 15 years as a professional dancer in choreography, modern dance, and performance movement. Living in Austin and training in New York City and North Carolina, she explored art through movement often with visual art collaborations. Painting was always a passion mostly through recreational avenues with a few small art openings. With both dance and art, Jenna has always been interested in exploring the negative space and those nuances within. Her latest works have been in collaboration with groups of people where folks are invited to contribute their hand in a collective art piece. There is inspiration in the hidden artist and teacher within us all. Jenna’s most notable accomplishment is being the mom to the most beautiful, smart and talented little boy named Jude.

BF#? Colorado in Flight “I initially wanted to create a native Colorado butterfly then I saw some of the flags when looking for options. Flag options are popular and I think it would appeal to many."

Colorado in Flight

Artist: Denise Hammond

Inspiration: I initially wanted to create a native Colorado butterfly then I saw some of the flags when looking for options. Flag options are popular and I think it would appeal to many.

Why Flight: I work in a school district and appreciate the extra funding going to the arts programs. I participated in FLIGHT in 2013!

Denise is a hobby artist. She works with glass mosaics, generally for your own enjoyment and amusement, but also giving finished products away as gifts to friends and family. She was privileged to be selected to create a butterfly in 2013 and is so pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the arts programs in schools through the Rotary Club flight project.

BF#? Changing Forms “I love watching the Aspen leaves take shape from the spring through the vibrant fall to bene trees Lenjoy camping in the fall to see the Colorado brilliance."

Changing Forms

Artist: Becky Hofstein

Inspiration: I love watching the Aspen leaves take shape from the spring through the vibrant fall to bene trees Lenjoy camping in the fall to see the Colorado brilliance.

Why Flight: My uncle, Edward Bailey, is a member of the Rotary Club. He approached me with this project and Jam thrilled to be a part of giving back to Art in Schools.

I am a Colorado native which is rare these days. I did move to California for 17 years and started my art career at the Ohlone College in Fremont CA, 28 years ago.

I travel extensively and come home to paint the beauty of the world. Photographs taken on site served me well in the studio. My style is impressionism meets expressionism, very colorful. The mediums are acrylics, watercolor, and oils. I also do glass mosaics and yard art with recycled materials.

I’m a six-time cancer survivor trying to bring beauty and happiness into the world. Being able to do art is a calming therapy for me. My husband Alan and I live in Black Forest with our National Mill Dog Rescue puppy, Bibi.

BF#? Shapely Flight “The chance to bring the expressionist part of me to life on the wings of a butterfly."

Shapley Flight

Artist: Becky Hofstein

Inspiration: The chance to bring the expressionist part of me to life on the wings of a butterfly.

Why Flight: Through the Rotary Club, I’m thrilled to be part of giving back to Art in Schools.

BF#? Fable Sky “Classic black and white lace along with iconic symbols from fairy tales."

Fable Sky

Artist: Frances Huntington

Inspiration: Fable is a butterfly design inspired by classic black and white lace along with iconic symbols from fairy tales.

Why Flight: I had the opportunity to create a butterfly last year and appreciate the importance of the project. I believe that art education for kids is extremely important.

BF#? Serenity “Red spotted purple butterfly."

Serenity

Artist: Rebekah Lamm

Inspiration: Red spotted purple butterfly.

Why Flight: I wanted to be part of promoting arts and sciences through these pieces of art.

My name is Rebekah Lamm, I am 29, I am a self taught artist who has been drawing since I was two years old. I currently live in the country with my husband while raising our four children and a hobby farm.

I have worked many mediums, and specialize in graphite and charcoal. I do art pieces on the side, from scenery to portraits, and my favorite is to create pieces that inspire deep encouragement into the lives of those who receive them. They are personalized so I don’t provide duplicates yet, but am making a series to duplicate in the near future.

I love to inspire and bring out the best in people through my artwork, to bring beauty to those around me, and to encourage developing artists to keep improving their skills.

I’m honored to present this butterfly entitled "Serenity" in this fundraiser for district 11 schools art and science programs, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it.

BF#? Meha's Flight “I enjoyed painting a blank butterfly last year."

Meha’s Flight

Artist: Dan Martin

Inspiration: I enjoyed painting a blank butterfly last year.

Why Flight: I enjoyed painting a blank butterfly last year. Why FLIGHT: I think it’s a good cause.

I have drawn off and on since I was a child. My wife works at Status Symbol Auto Body and I’ve had the pleasure of attending the last two “Flight of the Butterfly” Galas. I purchased a petit butterfly last year and I designed and painted it for my father in-law in San Diego. I thought this year I’d design and paint one to auction off to benefit the children in the arts.

BF#? Dreams Take Flight “My love of butterflies and my desire to delight the viewer."

Dreams Take Flight

Artist: Heather McKinnon

Inspiration: My love of butterflies and my desire to delight the viewer.

Why Flight: I am a 26-year resident of Colorado and I have been married to my husband Brian for 24 years. We raised our two amazing children in the “burbs” of Broomfield. It was only after moving to our retirement home in Cañon city that I discovered I had an inner artist.

I paint with acrylic paints, including metallic and Pearl paints. I usually paint on canvas boards but I also paint on stone, wood, ceramics, fabrics, and more.

I love the idea of Wabi-Sabi, of finding beauty in imperfection, of revering authenticity above all. I paint entirely free hand with no forethought of pattern or design. My paintings tend to be surprising even as I paint them. I like to think of them as a download of sacred geometry from the universe!

BF#? Lupine Blue “Native Colorado blue butterfly in Air Force Blue."

Lupine Blue

Artist: Lance Miller

Inspiration: Native Colorado blue butterfly in Air Force Blue.

Why Flight: To assist with Rotary Fundraising.

Lance Miller is an amateur plein air oil painter. His interest in painting originated in high school where he sketched and painted. After an extensive career as a software development executive in the high-tech world, he returned to painting as a rewarding and relaxing hobby. He has studied at the Bemis Art School of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and taken private lessons from several local artists. His focus is on impressionist landscapes with a special emphasis on the West.

BF#? She Whispers to Me “Native American Culture, Freedom and diversity."

She Whispers to Me

Artist: Jamie Moon

Inspiration: Native American Culture, Freedom and diversity.

Why Flight: I participated last year and fell in love with the process.

Artist Jamie Moon lives in Pueblo Colorado. She is a sculptor, earth painter, speaker, teacher, mother, student, writer, and lover of life. Using clay and dirt from all over the world she creates sculptures, and paintings that are meditational, organic and functional. Jamie completed her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in December 2018 and is currently a full-time student at Sierra Nevada College pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree. She has also been an art teacher to grades k-12 for many years.

“After moving to Colorado in 2015, I fell in love with the mountains, lush valleys, high deserts, beautiful sunsets, mesa’s, and my many, adventures! It has been a very spiritual experience, bringing me closer to the earth and all that she offers me. My biggest lesson on this journey… “I own nothing and yet I have everything.”

BF#? Butterfly Lace “My daughter’s wedding dress lace is a perfect design to emphasize the beauty of dragonfly wings."

Butterfly Lace

Artist: Lisa Nowak

Inspiration: My daughter’s wedding dress lace is a perfect design to emphasize the beauty of dragonfly wings.

Why Flight: I teach art to students of all ages and understand the importance of creativity for intellectual development and emotional health.

Growing up in Northern California Lisa Nowak has always enjoyed highlighting, through art, a sense of the beauty of God’s creation. Drawing and painting the wonders of the natural world fill her with the peace and joy that she loves to share both through her artwork and by teaching children and adults.

Lisa graduated from UC Davis with a degree in environmental policy while fitting in some art classes, one taught by Wayne Thiebaud. After graduating, she completed a certificate course in graphic design from Davis and went on to take classes at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and various colleges as she moved around the country. She also attended workshops offered through Mendocino Art Center and Point Reyes with Brigit O’Connor, Erin Dertner, and Nancy Collins. Lisa loves to explore new ways to select the beauty around her and to share that with others.

BF#? Butterfly Bounty “Spring bouquets of flowers that attract butterflies."

Butterfly Bounty

Artist: Lisa Nowak

Inspiration: Spring bouquets of flowers that attract butterflies.

Why Flight: See Artist profile above.

BF#? Mariposa Amarilla “Seven trips to Ecuador and the beautiful butterflies there."

Mariposa Amarilla

Artist: Randy Stiles

Inspiration: Seven trips to Ecuador and the beautiful butterflies there.

Why Flight: It’s the largest fund-raiser of the year for the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs and adds beauty to our city.

Educated as an Aeronautical Engineer at the University of Illinois and Purdue, I am now a retired Air Force officer and Colorado College administrator. My first formal exposure to art was in 1975 when Carlin Kielcheski, who had served as the Air Force artist in Vietnam, offered brown bag lessons featuring acrylics for Air Force Academy faculty. Thirty years later, my wife bought me a book about watercolor painting and then arranged for me to take lessons from Susan Hinton, a very fine watercolor artist in Colorado Springs. Since then, I have developed a passion and some talent for transparent watercolor painting; our house is overflowing with the results.

BF#? The Feathered Butterfly “Peacocks have always amazed me, and I think their colors are like butterflies."

The Feathered Butterfly

Artist: Sara Taylor

Inspiration: Peacocks have always amazed me, and I think their colors are like butterflies.

Why Flight: I saw the project during First Friday and wanted to contribute.

As an art graduate, I enjoy a wide variety of artistic activities - photography, traditional art, digital design, and more. Creating art has long been a passion of mine, and I never miss an opportunity to do so. Art is a daily challenge and fantastic adventure. Welcoming criticism and change, as well as having the ability to use old ideas and create new ones, provides direction for my process of creation. Each day is a chance to learn something new - a chance to take what I do and make it something great - and I plan to do just that.