In the three years that she lived in Colorado Springs, printmaker Ele Annand didn’t show her work much, but always made an impression when she did. We’re sad, for us, that she’s leaving, but happy for her that she’ll be moving to North Carolina to study at the renowned Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Of course, we couldn’t let her leave without asking her to share some of her seldom-seen work and her thoughts about the Colorado Springs arts community.

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10 Responses to Exit Interview: A Portfolio of Prints by Artist Ele Annand

  1. B. says:

    The prints are so lovely–and I don’t find the sad animals at all cute! They seem to me profoundly solemn, very beautiful. Wish I knew where I could buy them. Good luck in NC and thanks for sharing, Noel.

  2. Beautiful prints, thanks for sharing with us. I dream of going to Penland, I hope your time there is productive and inspiring. I hope we get to see what you produce while you are there.
    Thanks for spreading the art around Noel.

  3. Liz Arnold says:

    Wonderful prints and nice interview. I have never heard of Penland, but am intrigued with a school of craft! I wish Ele the best of luck. Thanks for sharing her story.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Amazing! One of the best artists in town, by far… we’ll miss Ele!

  5. Ele says:

    Thanks for the kind words ya’ll! A lot of the prints in the slideshow are for sale so hit me up with an email if you want one. ele.annand@gmail.com.

  6. Bettina Swigger says:

    I am one of Ele’s biggest fans, both personally and professionally. She is so talented. Thanks, Noel, for showcasing this fabulous work by this fabulous lady! We will miss you, Ele!

  7. Babs says:

    Thanks to Noel for showcasing my beautiful daughter and so many of her prints happy and sad. I luv U L.

  8. […] I have been crazy busy lately. I guess that is what moving does to you. In between worrying about driving across country and preparing myself for Penland I have gotten a few last hikes in and managed to have a major exploding tzatziki  accident. Oh right and a few weeks ago The Big Something featured a slideshow of my prints check it out. […]

  9. […] tzatziki explode, originally uploaded by elearoo. I have been crazy busy lately. I guess that is what moving does to you. In between worrying about driving across country and preparing myself for Penland I have gotten a few last hikes in and managed to have a major exploding tzatziki  accident. Oh right and a few weeks ago The Big Something featured a slideshow of my prints check it out. […]

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