Tointon Gallery Features Greeley Artist Betony Coons
The Tointon Gallery will feature Greeley painter and muralist Betony Coons’ newest body of mixed media works, “Midwestern Trees.” The exhibit opens September 22 and will run through October 20, with an artist reception, concert, and artist talk set for 5-7 p.m. on October 6.
“Midwestern Trees” includes a series of tree forms and layered images that build meaning and tell stories inspired by the artist’s childhood on an apple orchard in rural Kansas.
“Our house was full of wonders - puppet theaters, zip lines, tight rope walks, a functional stage,” Coons said. “But it was also a place where my parents were trying to figure out how to run an orchard, take care of five kids, and make ends meet.
“Now, as a mother of four myself in Greeley, I want to share the same gifts of wonder, endless innovation, and hard work with my own kids and the community around me. Finding ways to excavate beauty and showcase it to the world is my life’s work.”
Visitors to the gallery will see the layered images and iconography these modern abstractions bring to this space. “Midwestern Trees” also blossomed as a collaboration in concert with the recent musical release by the artist’s husband, Tim Coons. The October 6 artist reception features an artist talk by Betony and music by Tim.
The Tointon Gallery
As the only city-run gallery in Greeley, the Tointon Gallery provides community members with up to 12 different exhibits each year – with opportunities to meet and ask questions of the artists. The gallery is located at 651 10th Avenue and is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s also open during most UCCC performances.
Sep 16, 2023
Kim Snyder, Public Art Coordinator