Would you believe that Joel Ostlind, traveling with his small press, would
charm and inform so many people in a demonstration of his etching process.
Joel spoke and demonstrated his etching process on the traditional copper
plate a couple of weeks ago at our very own Wyly Community Arts Center here
in Basalt. It is conveniently around the corner from the BASALT GALLERY and
was followed by a wonderful show of his works. Most have sold and it was a
great energizer for a winter show. Joel is self taught…widely
collected…and spent much of his life herding cattle on horses. I saw Joel
this year again at the Coors Western Art Show….by the way a good show this
year with wonderful attendance. I guess many of us know that in this
economy art is still an escape, a wonderful ownership experience and
supports the best part of life…our creative yearning.