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Beauty and the Beast: An Unexpected Journey

    • Artists Lorri Acott and Adam Schultz (Red Feather Lakes, CO) have joined forces to create a compelling new exhibition of original sculpture and paintings for the Museum of Art Fort Collins entitled Beauty and the Beast: An Unexpected Journey. This two-person show features over sixty sculptures and paintings, their individual works of art, as well as a new series of collaborative sculptures. Celebrating ideas around unexpected relationships, duality, and the power of myth as seen through the hero’s journey, this reinterpretation of an archetypal tale creates a new conversation about what we really define as beautiful while discovering the parts of ourselves that we want to hide.

      “It is an honor to be able to host over a decade of artwork of these two highly talented Northern Colorado sculptors. Both artists focus on the human figure in different ways, exploring how our emotions get expressed through our bodies to show the entire range of human experience, “ says Executive Director, Lisa Hatchadoorian.

      Lorri Acott sculpts long-legged figures and animals that reflect intimate moments in our lives: a feeling, an interaction, a realization, an emotion. Simplified, without the details of faces or clothing, they rely on our innate understanding of human gesture to inform us. Her work reaches for the universal in our innermost beings as it explores and examines the question of our existence. A mixture of heart-warming whimsy and a deep understanding of our feelings make Lorri’s work approachable and intimate. Her impressionistic figurative sculptures reside in private and public collections throughout the US and abroad. Lorri, with her husband Adam Schultz, is the co-founder of(www.DreamBigSculpture.com), a company specializing in the creation of large-scale artwork for both corporate and public collections worldwide.

      Adam’s body of work ranges from miniature to monumental. It includes his latest collection of bronze sculptures, the Goddess Series, a celebratory expression of ‘delightfully abundant’ figurative nudes. Adam Schultz is an elected member the National Sculpture Society who has been living in Northern Colorado for over 30 years. Working primarily in bronze, he creates sculptures ranging in size from miniature to monumental for both private and public collections around the country.

      About Museum of Art Fort Collins
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      from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults; $4.00 for students with ID and seniors (over
      60) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are always free. For
      more information, visit www.moafc.org. The mission of the Museum of Art | Fort Collins is to
      spread the power of visual arts. To offer our audiences the highest-quality art experiences, the
      museum presents a diverse series of exhibitions, community events, publications, and
      educational programs for children and adults. Please go to moafc.org/events/ for more
      information and pricing on all events. We will be adding additional educational events for all
      ages throughout the exhibition.