Drying Out by Kyle Thoutt

During the pandemic, when everything had shut down and the world seemed to be at a standstill, Steven decided to make one of the most important decisions in his life. It started out innocently enough during the weekends as a teenager; it’s hard to say when it really started to be a problem, maybe it…

The Balance

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Autumn Illuminate

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The Moon Who Craves The Night by Phillip Lara

  Biography: My name is Phillip Lara, and I usually go by Phil. I am currently pursuing a video production degree at Aims in hopes of working with film as a career. I have always loved being in the mountains since I can remember. It wasn’t until I was inspired by a friend who took photos…

Growth by Charis Fleshner

  Biography: Being an Art and Gender Studies professor at Aims is a dream come true for me. I have always wanted to be a professor and share my love of the creative process with students. I am a conceptual artist, meaning I work in many different mediums depending on the concept. I am most interested…

Light The Way by Phillip Lara

  Biography: My name is Phillip Lara, and I usually go by Phil. I am currently pursuing a video production degree at Aims in hopes of working with film as a career. I have always loved being in the mountains since I can remember. It wasn’t until I was inspired by a friend who took photos…

Queen of Crows by Mackenzie Wolfe

  Biography: Mackenzie Wolfe is a twenty-four-year-old digital artist living in Greeley, Colorado with 7 years of experience in digital painting. Growing up in a small mid-western town, Mackenzie found a love for art when she received her first tablet at the age of twelve, setting the stage for her artistic journey. With few opportunities…

Funfetti by Charis Fleshner

  Biography: Being an Art and Gender Studies professor at Aims is a dream come true for me. I have always wanted to be a professor and share my love of the creative process with students. I am a conceptual artist, meaning I work in many different mediums depending on the concept. I am most…

Western Wrangling by Daren Ford

  Biography: Hi, I’m Daren Ford, a photographer based out of Northern Colorado, living life on the front range and blessed to be so near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. After spending as much of my free time as possible deep in the mountains chasing trophy elk, I started to slow down and observe the…

Evening Glow by Phillip Lara

  Biography: My name is Phillip Lara, and I usually go by Phil. I am currently pursuing a video production degree at Aims in hopes of working with film as a career. I have always loved being in the mountains since I can remember. It wasn’t until I was inspired by a friend who took…

Reesie Roo By Charis Fleshner

  Biography: Being an Art and Gender Studies professor at Aims is a dream come true for me. I have always wanted to be a professor and share my love of the creative process with students. I am a conceptual artist, meaning I work in many different mediums depending on the concept. I am most…

Astoria-Megler Bridge by Emma Young

  Biography: Making art has allowed me to express myself in ways words can’t. I think that’s one of the biggest reasons why I create. All of my artwork is based on my emotions while I’m creating. Even though some of my artwork isn’t from the happiest of times, I enjoy looking back and seeing…

Movement of Water by Laney Gabriel

  Biography: Hello! My family has been part of Aims for soon to be more than 15 years and I grew up on campus in my mother’s office. I enjoy the student-friendly environment and community care provided by Aims. I have achieved two associates here at Aims and I will continue to study Astrobiology in…

Cold Crisp Morning by Daren Ford

  Biography: Hi, I’m Daren Ford, a photographer based out of Northern Colorado, living life on the front range and blessed to be so near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. After spending as much of my free time as possible deep in the mountains chasing trophy elk, I started to slow down and observe…

The Oasis by Nick Luna

The scotch burned my lips, then proceeded to walk its fires through my mouth and down my throat. The electric lights remained darkened like the dark recesses of the space beyond the moon. Candle light flickered and danced across the pages of this diary. It is a rushed affair, I understand, as I pen these…

Faux Art by Dominic Plascencia

The clinking of a champagne glass filled a minimalist room with little to no color except eggshell white for all the furniture. From the 70s deco chair full of ovals to the thin legged chairs surrounding a white marble table, it gave the essence of ‘filthy rich’. It was a marvelous square room, with hardwood…

Warrior of the Dead by Natalia Fuentes

I had a normal life up until recently; my life even seemed dull and ordinary to whoever knew me. Of course, this all changed very drastically, but I feel I’m getting quite ahead of myself. I should probably introduce myself first. My name is Gloria Ramirez, and I’m nineteen years old. I am a warrior…

Lost Gear by Rogelio Gaona

My head feels disoriented, and my eyes open as they start to focus on my surroundings. Above me, I locate a dim lamp that faintly illuminates the dark room. The wall is made with all sorts of gears and mechanical parts and the floor feels metallic, each tile with its own square pattern and bronze…

EnderRakst by Riley McGee

At the beginning of time there were Seven Aldstes. These Seven Fathers, as we now call them, were sent by the Gods to our world which was then called EnderRakst or The Unity. Struggling to survive, the fathers quickly banded together to survive the harsh winter. But the whirling storms had nearly brought the Seven…

Noah by Kadie Jones

I was never one to believe in fairytales. I was never one to believe in happily ever after’s or fairy godmothers that would solve all of my problems. Not until I met him. I was 16 years old, and at that time, my father was in the Confederate army. I grew up in a home…

Dear Grandpa by Promise Laino

Joaquin I was born and raised in the beautiful country of Spain in the small town of Alba de Yeltes. I had 4 siblings, two sisters and two brothers, and only my mother after my dad sadly passed away from cancer when I was 14. I had always been a hard worker, spending my days…

Charlie by Trisha Nelson

**TRIGGER WARNING: Gun Violence Charlie sat on his little bed by the front window that Elsie made for him. That was his favorite spot in the whole apartment. He could people watch; some would even stop to talk to him. He would watch the squirrels and the birds. It was great. There was so much…

River by Jeremy Rottini

  Biography: While I briefly tinkered with art a few times during my teens and early adulthood, I didn’t really get serious about painting until a few months prior to the pandemic starting. The extra time I had at home during the pandemic allowed me to dive deeply into soft pastels and learn some of the…

Bobby by Dennis Taylor

I was a college freshman, Eastern Illinois University, on a full athletic scholarship. Free meals, free tuition, good roommate. Clai Dungy was a track star. Life is good! Brother Bobby (Robert Dale Taylor) was 10 years old and I was his hero. I took him everywhere. We went to football games, wrestling, baseball. We got…

Ernie by Promise Laino

Scene I [The lights are dimmed. Ernie’s mother (mama), sits slouched in a chair in her son’s hospital room sipping coffee. Ernie has just confessed to his mother that he had consumed yet another moldy poptart, but he was doing better now and they were preparing to go home. His mother wears a concerned expression…

Autumn Evening by Phillip Lara

  Biography:  My name is Phillip Lara, and I usually go by Phil. I am currently pursuing a video production degree at Aims in hopes of working with film as a career. I have always loved being in the mountains since I can remember. It wasn’t until I was inspired by a friend who took…

December by Reina Bautista

  a cold night in december of 2000 beeping of monitors and the chatter of nurses fill the room eyes begin to open, seeing new life this was it at 9:35pm we meet for the very first time the day our adventure had begun celebrating birthdays together almost like twins sort of being only a…

Fall by Jeremy Rottini

  Biography: While I briefly tinkered with art a few times during my teens and early adulthood, I didn’t really get serious about painting until a few months prior to the pandemic starting. The extra time I had at home during the pandemic allowed me to dive deeply into soft pastels and learn some of…

There Is A Snake In My Boot by Trisha Nelson

Based on a true story   “Miguel, you need to clean up your room!”   Miguel could hear the irritation in my voice. He scurried to his room, and I could hear him  picking up his toys and his shoes. It stopped suddenly after a few minutes. I marched to his bedroom, putting my hands…

Dread by Luca Lovato

I can’t believe I’m here. visited by an old friend The cold embracing me tightly In its disgusting falsely used love Lifting my feet, I bring my knees to my chest My pale hands gripping the boney shins While roots grow out of my head to display little orange containers of light They’re beautiful, the…

Through the Darkest Nights by Phillip Lara

Biography: My name is Phillip Lara, and I usually go by Phil. I am currently pursuing a video production degree at Aims in hopes of working with film as a career. I have always loved being in the mountains since I can remember. It wasn’t until I was inspired by a friend who took photos…

Archived: Past the Storm by Serra Trent

  Biography: I’ve always had art and painting as a way to escape the worries of life. Still, I didn’t consider my smeared pigment on a canvas art until I turned 18 and allowed myself to practice more often. Since then, I have been learning on my own to hone this craft, improve my abilities, and…

Archived: Dune Run by Travis Hardesty

  Biography: I am an Aims alum who is about to graduate from the Engineering program at CU Boulder. I have been fascinated by photography ever since I held my first camera. I like to find the beauty in the mundane in my photography by bringing new perspectives. At Aims, I learned to edit digital photography,…

Archived: Everlasting Bond by Hannah Tofflemoyer

  Biography: My artwork takes a critical look at the beauty and wonder of the world that many of us don’t get to see. As a future photojournalist, I am constantly looking for different ways to document the world around me. I take photographs that call attention to moments in time that are often overlooked. My…

North Shore Reservoir by Chelle Costello

  Biography: I’m an English and Humanities professor here at Aims who is interested in the ways technology is changing art. During the pandemic, my husband bought me Procreate to doodle in, and it has become a new hobby for me on top of photography. I love photographing the beautiful Colorado landscape and drawing the things…

Archived: The Cave of Glacial Obstruction by Kayla Wruck

  Biography: Hi, thank you for viewing my photography. My name is Kayla Wruck, and I am just your average college student with high goals and ambitions to start my own business and help others in every way I can. I have many little side hobbies that I enjoy doing outside of college, and one of…

Archived: Spring Snows at Prospect Ponds by Chelle Costello

  Biography: I’m an English and Humanities professor here at Aims who is interested in the ways technology is changing art. During the pandemic, my husband bought me Procreate to doodle in, and it has become a new hobby for me on top of photography. I love photographing the beautiful Colorado landscape and drawing the things…

Archived: Prospect Ponds After the Snow by Chelle Costello

  Biography: I’m an English and Humanities professor here at Aims who is interested in the ways technology is changing art. During the pandemic, my husband bought me Procreate to doodle in, and it has become a new hobby for me on top of photography. I love photographing the beautiful Colorado landscape and drawing the things…

Archived: Knitting Hands by Hannah Tofflemoyer

  Biography: My artwork takes a critical look at the beauty and wonder of the world that many of us don’t get to see. As a future photojournalist, I am constantly looking for different ways to document the world around me. I take photographs that call attention to moments in time that are often overlooked….

Archived: A Greying Morning by Phillip Lara

  Biography: My name is Phillip Lara. I normally go by Phil. I am currently pursuing an AAS degree in Video and Visual effects in hopes of being a film creator and director as well as a proficient story teller. I started taking photos at a young age, about 7 or 8 years old carrying a…

Archived: A Home to Hide In by Chelle Costello

  Biography: I’m an English and Humanities professor here at Aims who is interested in the ways technology is changing art. During the pandemic, my husband bought me Procreate to doodle in, and it has become a new hobby for me on top of photography. I love photographing the beautiful Colorado landscape and drawing the things…

Archived: My Bubbles by Travis Hardesty

  Biography: I am an Aims alum who is about to graduate from the Engineering program at CU Boulder. I have been fascinated by photography ever since I held my first camera. I like to find the beauty in the mundane in my photography by bringing new perspectives. At Aims, I learned to edit digital photography,…

Archived: Learning to Fish by Devyn Wood

  Biography: I enrolled at AIMs to fulfill some course work I needed for my undergraduate degrees, though I specifically wanted to study under Professor G. Mark Lewis. I started taking extra coursework at AIMs since high school, and I have had nothing but wonderful experiences. I have had a DSLR in my hands since I…

Archived: Wait For Me by Kayla Wruck

  Biography: Hi, thank you for viewing my photography. My name is Kayla Wruck, and I am just your average college student with high goals and ambitions to start my own business and help others in every way I can. I have many little side hobbies that I enjoy doing outside of college, and one…