Conversation with artist Tetsuko of Cold Mountain is December 10

(11-23-2009)

"Black Canyon of the Mind"

The Adams State College Luther Bean Museum exhibit by artist Tetsuko of Cold Mountain has been extended until December 11. The thirty-year retrospective includes painting, ceramics and jewelry. "It is a very interesting art show," Tetsuko said. A lunchtime brown-bag discussion with Tetsuko of Cold Mountain begins at noon Thursday, Dec 10. Drinks and dessert will be served.

Tetsuko of Cold Mountain's only formal art training was at the High School of Music and Art in New York City. "I did other things but went back to my art when I broke my neck and got into a wheelchair."

In the mid 70s, Tetsuko of Cold Mountain lived in Espanola, N.M. and exhibited her artwork in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. After she moved to Boulder, Colo., she continued to show in New Mexico and also began to exhibit in Colorado.

She studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism with Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, the founder of Naropa University, while residing in Boulder. "It was through his teachings I developed patience so I could do my art without much feedback or support."

Tetsuko of Cold Mountain moved to the San Luis Valley three-and-a-half years ago. She is currently an art student at Adams State. "I find Adams State stimulating and congenial."

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