NEWSLETTER"When I go to an art gallery and stand in front of a painting, I don't want someone telling me what I should be seeing or thinking; I want to feel whatever I feel, see whatever I see, and figure out what I figure out."- James Frey
Jo Fitsell has taught art and developed integrated art curriculum for all ages, from preschool to high school (and their teachers). Rewarding collaborations with young people have included installations in schools, offices, theatre performances, and hospitals.
She has worked for Think 360, Denver Public Schools, the Art Students League, Art Street, Denver Public Library’s Plaza Program, the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Women’s Correction Facility. Her art has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in medical offices, public buildings and homes in Colorado.
She is one of the founders of the vital and exciting organization, Front Range Contemporary Quilters. Interweave Press has published her DVD on Surface Design. Jo contributed to The Denver Art Museum’s Thread Studio exhibit.
Her art leads her to ask questions of the workings of “Nature” as teacher and is interested in the profoundly beautiful and yet broken relationship humans have with the natural world. She works with fabric, paper and stitch creating art quilts, collage and paintings.