The Spirit of the Horse, Mindy Colton Solo Exhibition

THE SPIRIT OF THE HORSE
MINDY COLTON SOLO EXHIBITION
April 28-May 31
Opening Friday, May 1st
5:30-8:30
Mindy with Wind Dancer

Mindy with Wind Dancer

Award-winning Orlando artist Mindy Z. Colton, originally from New York City, was classically trained in all the traditional arts. She pursued a career in Graphic Design & illustration, eventually leaving behind her successful career to follow her true passion as a fine artist. Her focus in recent years has been sculpture. She is known for her unique sculptural horses and large outdoor art.
Mindy graduated with honors from the High School of Music & Art, NYC. She attended the prestigious Parson’s School of Design, and also studied at the Art Student’s League of New York. Mindy earned a B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Fine Art. She has pursued advanced sculpture experiences attending workshops in Colorado and Arizona.
Mindy’s fine art–including sculptures, paintings, mixed media, and photography, have been exhibited in numerous solo and two-person shows, and more than 150 juried and group shows garnering over 100 awards. Mindy has exhibited and garnered awards in both two dimensional and three dimensional mediums.
Her sculptures have been exhibited at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Invitational Sculpture exhibit, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, The International Museum of Art El Paso, TX. The Museum of Art, Deland, The Elliott Museum of Art, Stuart, Louisiana State University “Animals in Art” International Exhibit, the McKee Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, Marco Island Artquest, Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, Brevard County Arts in Public Places Outdoor Exhibit,  the 2013 Polk Museum of Art Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Washington State Thoroughbred Foundation and Breeders International Exhibit, Auburn, WA, Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona, St. Augustine Art Association, Northern Westchester Cultural Arts Center Equine Invitational, Harness Tracks of America Art Show & Auction, Lexington, KY, Mount Dora Center for the Arts , South Florida State College, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery of course and many others.
Mindy’s art is in private and public collections across America, Canada, Europe, Russia and the Caribbean.

 

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT
My life-long love of and involvement with horses drives my passion to create equine themed art. Horses are beautiful animals, full of spirit, energy and truth. My horse sculptures are unique figurative abstractions with a decidedly expressionistic aesthetic.  I use the horse to elicit a feeling or mood, or to create a story. I sculpt one-of-a-kind and limited edition sculptures in clay, mixed media, bronze, aluminum, and other permanent media. With my unique mixed-media sculptures, I can indulge my artistic passion to work in three dimensions, sculpting, carving, shaping, and painting. The long striding legs of my larger horse sculptures are carved tree limbs, mane and tail copper jewelers wires, maps, vines, shells and other materials, and the textured body carved from various permanent media. My ceramic mixed-media horses have solid steel rods embedded in them, and are unbreakable. They are Bisque fired, and each one is individually finished and totally unique. I strive for my works to intrigue the viewer, invite a closer look, and exhibit strength, determination and vulnerability.
SECOND SATURDAY
Please join us at 2:00 on Saturday, May 9th for artist talk with Mindy.