"Based on my experience — and my files — I figure there are 300 serious contemporary artists in Colorado. I make note of this because three of them died in November, which strikes me as a pretty high number. On November 8, Elaine Calzolari succumbed to cancer (Artbeat, November 19); on November 10, Jeremy Hillhouse died after a long struggle with spine damage; and on November 23, veteran abstractionist Al Wynne died, also of cancer."
Both Hillhouse and Wynne were born in Colorado Springs. Wynne's paintings (see picture) was recently featured at the FAC in the exhibition, "Colorado Springs Abstract." Read the complete story here.