Local Art is Making Real Connections in Colorado Springs Community

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC

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It depends with whom you speak, but the truth is, Colorado Springs really does have a very diverse population.  Yet, having diversity among community does not always translate to the embodiment of connection.

What I’ve seen sprouting lately in Colorado Springs is the true connection between the arts and the local community.

Cherise and I had a wonderful evening last weekend, as we visited The Modbo Gallery, featuring local artists, Joe Bonomo, Michael DeVore and Cecilia Thorell.

We were pleasantly surprised with the level of talent expressed by each of these gifted artists.  On display, we got to see the transformation taking place between Joe Bonomo and the canvas.  We have known Joe for a few years and have had the pleasure to witness his genre, specializing in the “poetic.”  On display, we were very surprised to see his representational art expressed in the steam punk form.

And for the first time, we met, Michael DeVore, who specializes in portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and his wife, Cecilia Thorell, who also paints portraits and still lifes.  I was impressed with their love for art and their puritanical approach to developing their skill level, which are very high to begin with.

I personally want to thank these three artists who are truly helping to connect our community through the beautiful language of art.

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Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.



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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thanks for introducing us to your local artists.  His work is reminiscent of a modern Laurence Alma-Tadema, which the J Paul Getty has a great collection of in their museum.  Happy Wednesday, and I hope your book in underway to be published and rise to the best sellers list. A

Mar 14, 2012 06:45 AM #1
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

It's wonderful your area Gordon has such great support for the arts, and I liked how you chose a lovely piece to show us as well.

Mar 14, 2012 06:57 AM #2
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor


The book is in final print, and I am interviewing potential agents.  WOW.  It's been a lot of work... g

Mar 14, 2012 07:00 AM #3
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor


Joe Bonomo has made a radical shift in his work, and we were delighted with his edgier approach... g

Mar 14, 2012 07:00 AM #4
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Good to see you and Cherise able to take some time off to visit local art show.
Mar 14, 2012 08:43 AM #5
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor


Not too much time off.  This exhibit had its showing at night... g

Mar 14, 2012 08:52 AM #6
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Gordon,

Very well said.  I believe the diversity of both the art and the people in Colorado Springs is part of why this area is so interesting.  I hope that the art community here will continue to prosper.   

Congrats your book being in final print! 

Mar 15, 2012 03:47 AM #7
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