The Cheyenne Artists Guild will be the featured venue for the July 1 First Friday Artwalk . . and will feature three artists. The artwork of Duane & Bev Finger, along with Brenda Treuthardt’s creations, will be displayed the entire month of July along with the Guild’s Summer Love Show.
Duane & Bev Finger
Duane and Bev were raised in rural areas of ND and SD. They met in Fargo and today are ALMOST “joined at the hip” … soon to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary! Upon retirement, they RV’d around the country for over 14 years. Their home now is in Wellington, CO. Bev has had a love of art since she could pick up a crayon. Today she is primarily a western landscape artist. Her repre- sentational artwork is a blend of impressionism and realism. She works with acrylics and attempts to convey her emotional attachment of the image to the viewer through refinement of composition, nature’s lighting, and dramatic expression of mood and atmosphere. Duane first began to play with wax as a medium for his animal sculptures. However, wax is a long and expensive process to reach the point of a bronze sculpture. To counteract those issues, he re- cently began using a new material called Apoxie. It is a 2-part clay-like substance that, when mixed together, dries extremely hard similar to cement. With only 2-3 hr. work window before the piece hardens, corrections must be made by using electric drills, rasps and other hard tools.
Ever since she was a teenager, Brenda Treuthardt has had a camera in hand. Today it’s a camera or two and a cell phone for instant gratification for Facebook and Instagram. Her main focus in photography is automobiles. Her dad had a passion for street rods which was one thing her family shared. Besides owning and building several cars herself, Brenda sees the beauty in all parts of the car… from the old abandoned Rustys to the gleaming chrome of a custom-built. With her obsession of cars, Brenda began engraving the glass on them from wings to full murals on the back windows. Then she fine-tuned her craft by engraving on wedding glasses, eggs, and other intricate items.