Gretchen Marie Schaefer was born in Denver, Colorado and received a bachelor’s degree in English and Visual Arts from Regis University. She is a current artist-in-residence at RedLine, Denver. and works at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Gretchen's work evokes organisms and growth through indefinable figures. Similarities between macro and micro, internal and external allow her work to investigate relationship and difference. These relationships have moments of unease as the delicate, strange globs of shinny mass reference internal organs. Graceful, fragile, organic growth and ridged, mechanic systems co-occur and awkwardly balance. Organic objects made from synthetic materials heighten a sense of difference and these objects become specimens to be examined. Gretchen explores the tension that a thing can be strange, gross, awkward, while at the same time beautiful and astounding. Gretchen strives to communicate this through various media and processes including printmaking, film, painting, drawing and installation. Read More.
Education at RedLIne is a innovative and accessible program that engages the community in exploration of art along with providing a resource that nurtures the multifaceted relationships present between art, artists and the public. Our vision is create sustainable and impactful programming that meets the needs of the community while developing learners that are invested in their education, their world and the transformative power of art. Read More.
The Community Studio is an educational space for the community at-large to experience and practice art alongside artist, instructors, fellow students and neighbors. Participants are invited to deepen their appreciation for art through hands-on activities central to RedLine’s goal of bolstering the relationship between art, artist and the public. The Community Studio and programs serves as a resource for youth and adults based on the needs expressed by community members. Read More.