In partnership with
Arapahoe Community College’s Department of Multimedia, Graphic Design & Illustration,
Stanton Gallery proudly presents
Line and Tone: A Closer Look at the Creative Process of Illustration
Featuring artwork by the following ACC Art & Design students:
Moises Fermin Pereira
November 6th through January 8th
Opening Reception – Friday, November 17th
Cassandra Martinez is a digital artist living in Golden, Colorado. She grew up in Lakewood, Colorado then went to college in Chicago and New Mexico to study art and graphic design. She now has returned to Colorado to continue her education in graphic design at Arapahoe Community College, and currently works as a digital artist at 211 Photography.
Snakes, moons, mermaids, plant life, and the female form are Cassandra’s favorite subjects to work with. Digital drawings, watercolor and photography are her three favorite mediums to work in, however she finds inspiration in exploring all ways of making marks and images. She hopes to be an in house graphic designer when she finishes her education. Below are some examples of Cassandra’s work:
Andrew Grulke is a Colorado native born in 1991. He grew up appreciating the wilderness and mountains of the state, camping and snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains. In 2009, Andrew was struck by an illness which radically changed his lifestyle and interests. Although rendered legally blind and epileptic, there was a silver lining: he began exploring fields of study he might otherwise never have considered. Andrew’s new life began when he was introduced to graphic design and he found his new calling. With the help of adaptive technology, he is currently pursuing an Associate’s degree in Multimedia Graphic Design.
Andrew’s style reflects his new view of the world, minimizing detail and using bright colors and simple shapes to convey the images in his memory as well as the images he now sees. A few of his major influences are Robbo, the infamous graffiti artist in London, as well as chalk artists who also use bold colors and simple shapes for impact. Below are some examples of Andrew’s work:
Nicholas Frantz was born in Minnesota, traveling to Florida in his early teens. 12 years of residing in the state of Florida left Nicholas wanting to be closer to the extraordinary outdoors which Florida lacks. With that in mind he and his wife-to-be, ventured to the mountains of Lake Tahoe to be married. Their interest in design and outdoor culture led them to their destination of Downtown Littleton soon after. A new addition was added to this little family a year later, when they welcomed River Ann Frantz into their open arms.
Design wasn’t anywhere near his first ambition in life. He’s been at all types of short careers, from CAD work for the Florida Department of Transportation, to a veterinary technician, to managing fast food restaurants. None of which ever fueled his cravings for creativity. It seemed Nicholas had found his true drive and passion next in art and design. He has attended Arapahoe Community College (ACC) for just 3 semesters for Multimedia, Graphic Design, and Illustration. Over this time, he has worked for ACC editing documents with accessibility issues for students with disabilities at the college. During his “free” time, he absorbs new styles of art wherever he can uncover them; drawing characters and abstract painting are a huge addiction for him. Nothing excites him more than to delve into new mediums, or exploring interesting new abstraction methods. His crazy journey in this world of art and design is only beginning; follow where it takes him. Below are some examples of Nick’s work:
Moises Fermin was born in Venezuela and is currently living in Colorado. Graduated with a Degree in Illustration from the Caracas Design Institute in 2010. Has extensive years of experience working in the advertising industry as a storyboard artist for Publicis Venezuela. He has also worked as freelancer for other advertising agencies making storyboards, concept art, illustrations, and designs. He got a Filmmaking degree and an Acting degree at the New York Film Academy in 2011. He also developed in martial arts and got a degree as a black belt instructor of traditional Okinawa Karate-do and is currently an instructor of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at Kurusan Jiu-Jitsu in Parker, CO.
As of today, Moises is studying Multimedia and Graphic Design at Arapahoe Community College and is working in the same institution as a curriculum developer for the TAACCCT Grant taking the role of a multimedia and graphic designer in charge of making designs, logos, concept art, animations, promotional videos, and developing online courses for the Allied Health Careers. Below are some examples of Moises’s work:
Born in Colorado in 1997, Christina Weed always had a love and fascination for both animals and mythology. After a childhood brain injury she found herself quickly enveloped with an enjoyment for drawing and being creative. She set out and began to learn by doing, filling coloring book after coloring book, then sketchbook after sketchbook. However, for many years it was simply a silly hobby and didn’t sprout into a true passion until her discovery of anime compelled her to point her shoes towards the world of animation. She then continued to hone her skills through self teachings and the occasional guidance of a high school or college professor. Believing there’s no such thing as a comfort zone, she’s never been afraid to employ new techniques and leap out ready to make mistakes. She works to take these foreign developments and integrate them with her own, allowing her signature style to still shine through. While finding the real world just a little too plain, Christina always strives not to simply copy what can already be witnessed, but to open others’ eyes to an entirely new world. To capture what only the imagination can see, and guide the onlooker somewhere new. She dreams that one day her work will be an inspiration to others, just as some have done for her. Below are some examples of Christina’s work