Theresa Clowes has been exploring the properties of textiles for more than 20 years. She holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In addition to being a professional artist, she is also an experienced teacher and is currently the Chair of Art Education and Fine Art at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD). Theresa believes that being an artist does not stray far from being a teacher; they both come from the heart and soul. Her artwork incorporates juxtapositions: textiles and architecture, ephemeral fabric and discarded objects, translucency and opacity. Recent work continues a 20-year investigation into lace with a growing series of felted drawings. While beautiful in their own way, they are raw, crude and rough - simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar. Patterns created by light and shadows come alive within these opposites. As Louis Kahn once said, “The nature of space reflects what it wants to be.” For a moment, a viewer slows down, observes, and contemplates the calming rhythms found in the breadth and depth of Clowes’ work.  Clowes has been a Resident Artist at RedLine Arts and most recently her work enveloped the four-story atrium of Denver’s Buell Theater. Locally, her work had been displayed at RedLine Arts, Ice Cube Gallery, Phillip Steel Gallery, Vertigo Gallery and nationally in Kansas City, Detroit, Houston, Aspen, and Portland, Oregon.