Come out Friday February 7th from 6-8 pm to meet and hear about what our February artists will be working on!

here is a little sneak peak about who they are!

Raihana Omri- (Seattle, WA) Originally from St. Louis, Raihana is a visual artist currently based in Seattle. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Colorado College, and has since studied at the Art Students League of New York and Gage Academy of Art. In her spare time, she loves karaoke, bowling, and crafternoons.

At Elsewhere, I’m excited to paint daily, engage with a community of fellow artists, and create a cohesive body of work. I will embrace that special winter quality of light, advance my knowledge of color theory and composition, and explore the themes of stillness and quietude.

Olivia Valiante-(Brigantine, NJ) is a 22-year-old artist originally from New Jersey. Her work is loose and expressive despite being heavily line oriented. The goal of her work is to provide a visual representation of the invisible movement and energy which exists around us.

My intention during this residency is to further explore concepts surrounding how people interact with the space and environment that they are in, and in turn with each other. I hope to create more adventurous and kinetic works which better encompass my understanding of how we connect.

Alexandra Gabriel- (Iowa City, Iowa) Originally from central Pennsylvania, Alexandra Gabriel completed their BFA degree at Maharishi University of Management in 2016 alongside a minor in Sustainable Living. Receiving their MFA from the University of Iowa in May, 2019 Alexandra currently lives and works in Iowa City

This will not be a material-based investigation. Instead, I am interested in how a literally different ecology will hold me accountable to ideas of genealogy, landscape, and identity within the work. The dream is to find new understandings through documenting my slippage between differing modes of art-making.


  • Occurred Friday, February 7th, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


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107 3rd st
Paonia, CO 81428