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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

MULTICOLOR AMERICA by Sonia Aquino Billings

The United States of America is known for its diversity. It was founded by immigrants from many countries around the world. Many people came to this promising land to conquer it from the Native Americans. Some people came voluntarily, others by force. No matter the reason, a nation was founded with a multicolor population. When…

The Origin of Magic by Robert Beeks

Act 1 The Concept of Creation to End Boredom Shadow: The beginning Elder/Narrator: God/Creator of the Realm and world and other gods Unknown Entity: Unknown Entity Balthan:  A lesser god tasked with the duty to protect and guide Malthan: A lesser god tasked with the duty to guide and protect   In a vast and…

Spork by Taylor Pankewicz

The day was usual for Jerry. Be used at breakfast, set in the sink to soak, bath time, then back to bed. But this day was different. Today was the day he saw Sandra. Sandra the spoon, the most beautiful piece of silverware he had ever laid his eyes on. After breakfast the usual routine…

American Farmer by Lisa Smith

American Farmer Golden seas of grain stretched out far and wide Hours of work put into the field Every farmer’s pride Hoping the harvest has good yield Praying for good weather American Farmers get no rest Keeping their farms together Vowing to give their very best The unsung heroes of our land We need to…

The Unknown by Kristen Kolb

She wakes up finding herself on her porch surrounded only by the sounds of the storm. It is still dark out and she looks at her phone to see it is 3:30 in the morning. It is typical for her to fall asleep on her porch, she sits out there for hours listening to the…

And so, it Began by Robert Beeks

A young man’s joyful laughter can be heard as the beating of hoofs tear down the beaten path along the calm river. His joy reflected in nature around him as he rides a beautiful brown mare through the brush. A kind and soft face can be seen under a wide leather hat, his gentle eyes…

Get Out by Alexis Begeman

My palms were sweating and my heart was pounding at 100 miles per hour. I had never felt this way before. The thought of telling my mother made me sick to my stomach knowing there was no way to tell what she was going to say. After all, I am her child and she always…

Blue Monster by Alexis Begeman

My first day off in weeks seemed like a breath of fresh air. With nothing to do and nowhere to go, it seemed only fitting to wear my favorite Linkin Park T-Shirt. As I slid on the shirt, I could feel the intense love from the hug of my best friend. With her being away,…

Archived: Heeding the Call by Jarred Mendenhall

“…and that is how I ended up in a room with 4 guys and a video camera.” Gil boasted. “Oh…” Fiona replied. Both women strolled through the sea of people that coursed over the sidewalk of the city they had found themselves in. Gil’s way of dressing got several looks from people, but despite that,…

Archived: Lorb Bless by Jamie Chihuan

This was taken off the I-25 and HWY 119 intersection. Coming off the highway I noticed this man standing with his dog under this sign. I parked my car at a gas station nearby and quickly made my way over to the man. This was back in February and I unfortunately forgot this man’s name….

Archived: Static Smile by Kado Covnot

Bio: I’ve been drawing all my life, but didn’t take it seriously till about 6th or 7th grade. I love being able to make a drawing, whether it is cute, creepy, or just plain out of nothing and watching my audience’s eye light up. I love hearing the “You drew that?” “How did you do…

Archived: Love for Peace by Sonia Billings

My favorite atmosphere is peace. Perhaps I value peace so much because I did not always have had it. I grew up in the midst of a civil war that lasted 12 years which caused a massive exodus to other countries, in search of living in a peaceful environment. The war in El Salvador began…

Archived: Head in the Clouds by Linnea Smith

Bio:  Ever since I could hold a pencil, I’ve been drawing. Quietly in a corner, in my notebooks during school, just about anywhere I had the chance. I’m a very introverted person who enjoys being alone with my thoughts and observing the world around me, and I most naturally express myself through art. I’ve never…

Archived: Fresh Prince of Boo by Kado Covnot

Bio: I’ve been drawing all my life, but didn’t take it seriously till about 6th or 7th grade. I love being able to make a drawing, whether it is cute, creepy, or just plain out of nothing and watching my audience’s eye light up. I love hearing the “You drew that?” “How did you do…

Archived: INK by Alexandra Basting

When the lights dropped, screams began. Jason Vorhees, Georgie, Jack Torrance, The Crow, and Jigsaw stepped onto the stage causing the screams to raise higher. We screamed with the villain from Friday the Thirteenth. Heavy lyrics about the curse of Crystal Lake, bearing our horns as he commanded the stage. Too soon, the lights dropped…