The Featured Artist Series seeks to highlight the works of local and regional artists through the creation of one-of-a-kind, limited edition apparel or other items made at Print & Stitch featuring their artwork.

Each Featured Artist will also have their work displayed in the Print & Stitch lobby, serving as a gallery space during business hours.

Laur Rose is the latest artist in the Featured Artist Series.

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Laur Rose has been an artist all her life. Her education includes studies at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, The Art Students League, Boston University School of Fine Art, L’Academie Grande Chaumiere in Paris, and The University of Arizona, where she received her BFA.

Her work—using mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media—has been showcased throughout Arizona since the 70s, often under the name Laurie Rosenstock Giangregorio, with pieces currently featured in collections in Paris, New York, Mexico, New Mexico, Utah, California, and Canada.

Rose’s large contemporary acrylic and oil paintings draw inspiration from the rich tapestry of the landscapes of the Southwest, where she has lived in on-and-off since she was a child, including Arizona and Mexico.

Rose’s works were displayed under the title Luminous Days as part of the Artist Series in the Winter and Spring of 2019-2020. A prolific artist, all of the works featured in Luminous Days were created by Rose within the last two years.

Previous artists in the Featured Artist Series appear below.

Jesse Humingbird

Born in 1952 in Tahlequah, OK, Jesse Hummingbird is three-quarters Cherokee and a Tribal Member of the Cherokee Nation. His early art studies took place at the Watkins Institute, the University of Tennessee, and The American Academy of Art in Chicago.

 

Before becoming a full-time artist in 1983, Jesse established himself as a successful printer, graphic artist, and commercial illustrator. His work in acrylics focus on both Cherokee and other Native American themes, while his paintings of contemporary images are in the traditional “flat” style of Oklahoma Native painters, with no shadows, shading or blending of colors.

 

Jesse describes the scenes depicted in many of his works as “intertribal fantasy,” drawing on themes and stories from an assortment of Native American cultures, while his striking colors and bold lines connect these different ideas into works that are uniquely his own.

Jesse is the latest in the Print & Stitch Featured Artist series, which seeks to highlight the work of local artists through the creation of one-of-a-kind, limited edition apparel or other items made at Print & Stitch from their artwork. Each Featured Artist will also have their work displayed in the Print & Stitch lobby, serving as a gallery space during business hours.

Moni Norng

Moni was born in 1967 in Cambodia. A self-taught artist working in the medium of digital collages, Norng’s pieces are comprised of hundreds of photographic images that are then recontextulaized within a theme or idea of his choosing.

Beginning with backdrops ranging from the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, to the desert brush of the Australian Outback, Norng spends hours positioning carefully curated images into place throughout the piece, until, as he says, they tell a story.

With pieces featuring everyday objects folding into and out of the surreal and the naturalistic, Norng’s invites the viewer to take a closer look, not only at his work, but at the world around them. He currently lives outside of Bisbee, Arizona.

His work was on display through April 2019.

SLOANE BOUCHEVER was the inaugural artist in the Featured Artist Series.

He was born in New York City in 1958 and began painting in oils at the age of 13. He started life drawing classes at 14, and went on to receive his BFA in studio art from Trinity College in 1981 where he studied under "color field" painter George Chaplin, a disciple of Josef Albers.

Bouchever lived and painted in Florence, Paris, and Barcelona for the better part of 11 years during the 80's and 90's. His work is featured in numerous collections throughout the US and Europe and he has participated in many solo shows and group exhibitions over the past 40 years. He currently lives in the charming historic town of Bisbee, Arizona.

His exhibit, Goddesses, was featured in the Print & Stitch gallery through January 2019. As with all members of the Featured Artist Series, Print & Stitch will work with Bouchever to create a limited edition run of items featuring his artwork.

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