The Firehouse Art Center is pleased to announce that Jono Wright is the 2022 Summer Artist in Residence in the Firehouse Artist Occupied Series. This program invites emerging and established artists working in all media to explore their practice while engaging with the community.
Jono Wright is a Colorado painter who creates art that explores ideas about spirituality and the creative process. He believes in discovering the meaning in his work during the creative process rather than illustrating a preconceived idea. Portraying subject matter such as plant life, people and objects, he intertwines Buddhist philosophy, Western psychology and ritual theory, fusing traditional genres of landscape, figure, still life and abstraction into unique contemporary forms.
“In the event of a fire or natural disaster, what would you bring with you if you had to flee your house?” In the wake of the Marshall Fire and the global refugee crisis we are becoming aware of what’s most important to us, the activities and objects that sustain our souls and remind us to live.
We invite you to join Jono and your community members to collaborate on a series of oil paintings that will function as collective altars to that which we hold dear. The paintings will be memento vivere, reminders to live.
Come to the Firehouse Art Center and bring 1, 2, or 10 objects that hold powerful personal meaning that you would like to have memorialized in a painting. You will collaborate on the project by photographing your objects in the gallery and Jono will incorporate your images into a series of oil paintings. Prints of the paintings will be available for purchase through his website with all profits donated to Marshall Fire relief.
Register for the June 11 Artist Meet and Greet and Photo Tutorial
Jono Wright, Summer Artist Resident discusses his process and his relationship with the subject matter in his works.
About this event
In the Meet and Greet, our summer artist in residence, Jono Wright will talk about his process and relationship to the subject matter for his three month residency at the Firehouse. You do not have to stay for the whole time range as the format is a casual meet and greet as opposed to a structured artist talk.
Jono Wright, (USA, 1978) makes paintings that explore ideas about spirituality and the creative process. He believes in discovering the meaning in his work during the creative process rather than illustrating a preconceived idea. His work can be associated with Buddhist philosophy, Western psychology and ritual theory. Subject matter such as plant life, people and objects populate his paintings which fuse the traditional genres of landscape, figure, still life and abstraction into unique contemporary forms.
Instructions for taking photos
Step 1: Place your object on the pedestal. Put it anywhere you like, it doesn’t have to be in the middle.
Step 2: Turn the light on. Please do not adjust the light. It’s important that it stays in the same place.
Step 3: Turn the camera on.
Step 4: Adjust the zoom if you like. You can frame the photo however you like.
Step 5: Take the photo.
Step 6: Turn the camera off.
Step 7: Remove your object from the pedestal and take it home.
Step 8: Smile because you just contributed to the production of a collaborative art project.