Joe has lived in Colorado for over 30 years. A poverty stricken childhood motivated Joe to move towards an artistic path of self-expression. Much of his inspiration is derived from his travels. Each work that he creates is unique and comes from his heart. As a student, he learned to channel his emotions and translate them into personal works of art.
He is a multi-media artist who creates raku pottery, large scale paintings and photography.
Raku (noun) generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese Raku firing. Western-style Raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the glaze and clay body colors. The drastic thermal shock also produces cracking (known as crackling since it is deliberate). The result is the spectacular metallic and iridescent finish that is characteristic of Raku pottery.
Art is Life! "The three letters that changed my whole life about ten years ago. Not man, God, not even woman, but ART. Art is everywhere and for everyone. We see it, wear it, taste it, hear it, smell it, think it, and create it. ART IS LIFE! It changes our world. I live it, I love it, and I feel it. If I have ever stood up for anything it would be this and it is a way of life that is for those that need to be woken. A message that must be said. Through Art I can finally communicate and express what I've been trying to say all my life." Joe Molina
You can explore every facet of art at the Joe Molina Gallery and Studios located in the Greeley Art District. Ever since artist Joe Molina conceived of an artistic use for downtown Greeley space it has become a cultural destination that draws 300,000 visitors each year. It’s become a highly respected gallery within Colorado and a top art destination in Northern Colorado.
2018 Dedicace de Septembre Greeley
2018 Dia de los Muertos
2018 Celebration of Life, Suicide Prevention Event
2019 Cinco de Mayo Greeley
2019 Viva Festival
2019 Denver Cherry Blossom Festival
2019 Greeley Art Picnic
2019 Cheesman Park Art Festival
2019 Denver Arts Festival at Stapleton
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We are running a fall sale of 20% off all paintings from September to November. Stop by and get excited about a sweet deal.
Saguache Activist Liza Marron receives Colorado Health Foundation Award for her work to Enrich Healthy Bodies, Minds and Communities. Ms. Marron was awarded a custom Joe Molina pottery piece.
The gallery is available for event rentals, for a truly unique setting to inspire your guests. Visit the gallery website to learn more.