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About the Artists

Painter Kimberly MacArthur Graham was born in Texas, and grew up in cities around the U.S., eventually settling in Denver, Colorado, as an adult. She earned a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Denver. Her work, which seeks to present a balance between formal beauty and thoughtful content, is shown regularly at regional galleries and art centers, and figures in private and corporate collections nationwide. She has received several awards and grants. In addition, she is a published freelance writer on art, design, and architecture.

A native of Evanston, Illinois, Kathryn T. S. Bass holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Her poetry has appeared in dozens of journals, including American Tanka, The Amherst Review, The Formalist, The Prose Poem, and Quarter After Eight. Among other honors, Kathryn has received a State of Colorado Artists’ Fellowship. She serves as the Director of the Online Poetry Project, teaches with Lighthouse Writers Workshops, and visits schools as a Young Audiences residency artist. In addition, Kathryn writes marketing materials and names products and services for regional and national clients.


The artists would like to thank the Western Colorado Center for the Arts for giving us a venue and a vote of confidence, Frederick Stitt for his generous investment in this book project, Joel Bass for his masterful book design, Greg Layer for the beautiful frames which house the originals, Pilgrims Process for their enthusiastic support, and Paul Gillis for his luminous photography. We’d also like to thank Tazo for creating our favorite tea, the delicious Wild Sweet Orange.