Denver artist Julie “Jewels” Laner Clark is a 1977 graduate of Trinidad High School. Her parents, who are no longer living, were Trinidad residents Richard E. and Angela M. Laner. Back in the day, Clark was a star basketball, volleyball and track athlete with a penchant for everything in the art world.

A quick fast forward to present day finds Clark as a retired school teacher now pursuing a lifelong dream of becoming an artist.

Clark is featured this month on the popular Carnegie Library Art Wall with various works under the heading Reminiscent Reflections, which capture many of the scenes from her Trinidad days that are as familiar to us today as they were when she was a student at THS.

“Every art piece has a story to tell,” said Clark, “this one, Aspen Glow, brings back fond memories of my favorite season Autumn. My family, friends and I had a lot of fun camping trips up near Cuchara.”

Thanks to a wonderful art instructor, Clark has found the carefree lifestyle that allows her to explore her artistic passions these days and in turn share it with the rest of us.

Don’t miss this month’s Art Wall at the Library — you’ll be glad you did.

For more information about Clark’s work, she can be contacted at on Facebook- Artsy Jewelsy, Instagram@artsyjewelsy13

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