Friday, Apr 14, 2006
Arches National Park is hosting Ernest C. Delto as an ?Artist in Residence? for two weeks in April, and Mr. Delto will be presenting a program at Devils Garden Amphitheater on Thursday, April 20th at 9:00 p.m.
Mr. Delto specializes in impressionistic watercolor and pastel art. He says, ?My focus is to play up the uniqueness of my subject by emphasizing the lighting, color and center of interest, rather than literal accuracy.? Mr. Delto says that he once heard the phrase, ?a celebration of creation? and his landscape work follows that philosophy, ?to capture the mood and essence of a place.? His program will focus on helping visitors see how they can create unique images, either in artwork or photography, and take something personal and memorable home with them from their visit.
Delto hails from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where he is an architect. He led a workshop focusing on beginning watercolor sponsored by the New Castle Art Guild in Colorado. He has participated in exhibitions at the Montrose Art League Fall Festival, Glenwood Springs Art Guild?s Fall Festival, Black Canyon Art Exhibit and many more. He has received numerous awards, including Second Place and Purchase Patron Awards/Professional Division at Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival, Second Place Montrose Visual Arts Exhibition and Excellence Award at Colorado State University Industrial Arts Fair. He received a BA degree from Colorado Christian University (Lakewood, CO) and completed a three-year program in commercial art at Famous Artist School (Westport, CT), as well as attending workshops in watercolor and pastels with Tom Lynch and Maggie Price.
Mr. Delto and his wife Cathy are staying in the Devils Garden Campground during their work here, and are generous in presenting this special and free program. The public is invited (one need not be camping in Devils Garden to attend the program).