Harry Utter

Board Secretary and Student

Harry Utter

How did you first get involved with ASLD and when?
My first introduction to ASLD was when my wife, Marilee, and I went to an exhibit at ASLD when it was on Market Street.  We were regulars at all of the alternative galleries and were active in bringing contemporary galleries to Lower Downtown Denver in the 1980s.  I always said I would start taking classes and workshops there when I reduced my work travel.  I have been taking ongoing classes and workshops at ASLD since 2013.

How has ASLD shaped you as an artist?
I have always had a strong interest in monotypes and printmaking, but didn’t want to have to enroll in a degree program at CU, DU, or MSU Denver in order to take printmaking courses and get access to a print studio.  I have not only enjoyed by courses at ASLD, but the printmaking community at ASLD has introduced me to new friends and has helped me to experiment with the medium and find new areas of focus.

What faculty members have you taken courses with at ASLD?
Mark Lunning, Joe Higgins, Patricia Bainard, Jennifer Gormley

What do you like about the ASLD community?
It is a very open, diverse, and “all welcoming” arts community.  Everyone has the opportunity to become an artist, and it is not judgmental.

Anything else you want to share with us?
I love coming to the print studio in our old school house.  It has so much character, with the high ceilings, big windows, and great natural light.