Fine Art Photographer Mary Hockenbery, represented in galleries in the southwestern U.S., in collections internationally, and in many private homes, captures with her lens artifacts of human existence and elements of nature, translating them through her unique world view into images at once striking, symbolic and charming. Graphic manipulations and interesting textures give a painterly quality to Mary’s thought-provoking and sometimes eerie iconography. From an original image or images, Mary builds layers in Photoshop, mixing visual elements, blending and erasing textures, working with color and composition as if on a canvas.
Mary Hockenbery is creator and artist/activist at the Church of Art in Hotchkiss, Colorado. The Church of Art is her home on the inside and a space for public art on the outside.
Mary is a community leader and a creative soul. The view of the world through the lens of her camera is colorful, entertaining and thought provoking.
After a decade of serving the art community in Delta County, the Creamery Arts Center is undergoing a restructuring. The vision of a community space for education and the arts began in 2006 when a formerly vacant and run down building was extensively remodeled into a world-class art gallery and education center by Linda Tullis. The Creamery, which has since become a centerpiece of downtown Hotchkiss, as well as an attraction to visitors from outside the area, has strengthened art appreciation, provided low cost art classes to the area youth, and has provided gallery space for over 50 local artists and authors to sell their work.