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Creative Mixer: Poetry in Watercolor


During the month of August 2019, The Paquette Gallery in Salida Colorado will feature the watercolor paintings of Mariposa Marangia. Mariposa lives in Arvada Colorado. She is a member of the Colorado Watercolor Society; Arvada Fine Art Guild, Arvada Artist Assembly, and Denver Hillside Artist Group. Mariposa’s watercolor paintings are characterized by a loose, semi-abstract style, focusing on the play of light and mood.

Our featured musician Mark Stidham (aka Bubbha Ganoush) was born in a missile silo outside Wichita, Kansas. As an Army brat he lived in Germany and Panama, developing an eclectic taste in music. Also, a big shout out to Armed Forces radio. for playing anything and everything.  He formed his first band in Middle School, a KISS cover band, and you can guess what happened after that...More bands, etc. Mark has performed from Florida to Oregon.

Mark combines several styles of guitar with vocals, playing his own songs and select covers.