Passages: Bound and Free Exhibit

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The Passages: Bound and Free exhibition portrays artist, Verline “Mijiza” Geaither's personal interpretation of the experiences of many black men, women, and children who live and have lived in our country, the United States of America. As you look at and experience this artwork, consider what it might invoke inside of you about your personal journey. What have been the passages in your life, what do you anticipate in the future? We all come and go. What do you see? How do you feel? What do you know? And, ultimately, who is in control? On display January 4 - February 25

Bio: Verline “Mijiza” Geaither “She Who Works with Her Hands”

Mijiza is a contemporary Christian woman, American and African descendant, professional painter and visual artist who lives and works in Louisville, Colorado. She was trained at Marian College in Indianapolis, Indiana, and honed her ceramic skills at the prestigious Louisville Stoneware Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Working primarily with acrylics, Mijiza’s work has been commissioned and on display in public schools, churches and common spaces throughout Kentucky, and Colorado. Notably, she held a well-received one-woman show at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in 1996 and won second place honors in the National Daimler Chrysler Motion Through Art competition for her entry titled “Getting to the Church on Time” in 1999. Mijiza’s intricate line work, layered colors, and dramatic use of shapes and shadows reveal her distinctive vision and style all of which radiate her faith and the vibrancy and motion of the human form, as well as the complexity and emotion of the human spirit. Mijiza’s masterful approach of capturing the essence of people through paint continues to produce compelling, soul-stirring artwork each year. Contact Verline “Mijiza” Geaither by phone 303-673-0309 or email

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