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“Re-gendering Fashion” with Elizabeth Johnston

May 19th, 2018

Elizabeth Johnston practices photography and fashion design in the Colorado Springs area. Elizabeth Johnston grew up in a large, Midwestern family with a conservative bent. While she enjoyed her childhood overall, she was restricted when it came to art, clothing, and style. So naturally, she grew to love all things design and fashion. Talking with her now, all I can think is, “Well, of course.” Johnston lights up when she talks about modeling. “I come alive in a whole other way. I feel like when I’m walking down in something fun, and in particular doing the catwalk walk – I don’t know... Read More

Laurel Justice Interview

April 21st, 2018

Laurel Justice is a Colorado Springs artist who paints abstracts and landscapes through the medium of soft pastels. She holds an MA in counseling and often pairs therapy with artistic expression to create spaces of healing for her clients. In 1996, just months before the US Summer Olympics, Laurel Justice moved from Atlanta, GA to Colorado Springs. At the time, the local arts scene was in a slump and Justice found it difficult to connect and identify with the city as an artist. “It was a wasteland,” Justice tells me before laughing to herself. “Ok, maybe that’s a little harsh, but I would... Read More