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Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery Presents “Residual Roots :: An Art Exhibit by CIE”


Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery presents "RESIDUAL ROOTS :: AN ART EXHIBIT BY CIE” • Artist Reception will be Friday evening, January 28, 2022 • One-of-a-kind handcrafted Wood Art pieces will be on display for viewing and purchase • Exhibit overview and Q&A session with Cie will be part of Artist Reception festivities • Wine and refreshments will be provided • The exhibit runs January and February 2022

LANOUE DUBOIS WINERY will pour wines at the Artist Reception. Individuals must be 21+ years of age with a valid I.D. to consume alcohol.

** Special Acoustic Performance by YOU KNEW ME WHEN **

Doors open at 6:00 PM. Street parking is available.

This event is FREE and open to the public

*NOTICE* We request that anyone who is unvaccinated for COVID wear CDC approved face coverings at all times while inside the gallery. If you are showing any COVID symptoms, or sick in any way, please stay home and get better. We are limiting capacity for this event to a maximum of 35-40 people at any given time. Please be advised if there is a significant daily increase in COVID cases the week of the concert, all concertgoers may be required to show Proof of Vaccination before entering Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery.

Like the limbs and roots of a tree, my aim is to create art that is dynamic, gives a sense of movement, and yet is calming to view. Through the employment of wood as my primary medium, my art pays homage to nature and the natural world. From carved mountain scapes, to abstract spirals, to figurative wooden sculptures, my creative process is rooted in cultivating, extending, and growing my abilities to celebrate wood as an artistic medium.

“Residual Roots” continues this artistic approach while portraying wood’s amazing ability to give art greater depth and cohesion to the natural environment. As humans, we are drawn into the natural world for an array of reasons, and thus it is with art. Some people seek out inspiration, some seek out solitude, some seek out peace…but regardless of the intent the residual impact remains.

Cie’s art has grown in recognition since receiving the Mayor’s Choice Award at the Inaugural 610 Arts Collective Regional Arts Exhibition back in April of 2019. Since that time he has continued to explore woodworking as a creative and artistic medium. After buying and remodeling an old 1898 mining house in Ouray, CO, Cie discovered the versatility of wood as an art medium and began transforming his garage into his woodworking studio. The majority of Cie's work is based on, and inspired by, the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. After creating a "wood canvas" Cie utilizes various routers, saws, and stains to create his artwork. A number of his works also incorporate the use of sound waves as an artistic element and subtle dictation of what the work embodies.

Artist, musician, husband. Cie Hoover lives and creates his art in Ouray, Colorado. In addition to performing alongside his wife Karisa in the folk-rock duo You Knew Me When, Cie has always had a passion for the visual arts. After working in the Nashville music industry for over a decade, and then touring full-time for six and a half years throughout North America with You Knew Me When, Cie rekindled his love of the visual arts living amongst the San Juan Mountains.

Cie grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia, and frequently visited Colorado with his family in his formative years. He attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and obtained his BBA in Music Business. After graduating, Cie was a publicist with Garth Brooks’ manager for several years, the Artist Relations Coordinator for Meinl Cymbals for a stint, the Artist Relations Coordinator for the International Songwriting Competition for a couple years, and the Global Events Manager for Gibson Guitar for 4 years prior to touring full-time with You Knew Me When. Music has always played an important role in Cie's life, and subsequently plays an important role in Cie's art...especially when getting into an "artistic" frame of mind.

Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery is a key component of Healthy Rhythm Creative Group. The primary focus of The Gallery is Art and Music. Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery affords diverse individuals a user-friendly space to create, exhibit, and sell a variety of artwork. The Gallery also serves as an intimate Live Performance Venue. Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery is located at 232 E. Main Street in historic downtown Montrose, Colorado.

see • think • believe™

Photos by Cie Hoover