Sky Pixels and Paper Vessels at The High Country Conference Center

Curated by The HeArt Box

March 2nd, 2020 - May 31st, 2020

Sky Pixels and Paper Vessels is a collection of artwork by Holly Troy and Beth LaCour of Flagstaff, AZ. This collection brings color, patterns and constructed forms that play off the natural world and light. The paintings by Holly Troy are a reflection upon the sky that surrounds us and the sculptural work of Beth LaCour takes on an architectural motif with the use of paper.

Holly Troy’s series of Sky Pixels adorn the walls of the hallway corridor, each oil painting a reflection upon how the sky is all around us. Her work is a physical response to her relationship with Nature and how she moves through it, altering reality through imagination, movement, breath, play, and art. She is not satisfied with skittering along the surface, with looking at the world from a distance—she dives in, gets dirty.  She explores the edges, the places of shift and change, where the thin quiver of constant movement along boundaries is almost unseen. Pushing the edge requires being in the moment. Pressing the surface of discomfort, moving with the medium, creating a shift. The result is playful and raw. She knows a piece is done when she steps back from the canvas and finds herself dancing. Holly Troy holds a BA in Art and Creative Writing from Hunter College. She is also a musician and performer, a yogi and somatic/yoga instructor and explorer, life model, and writer.

Beth LaCour’s paper vessels hold space in the 4 display cases in the lobby. Each vessel is folded/constructed from a single sheet of archival paper as large as 36” x 54” with a rhythmic often meditative technique of tactile repetition. Recent explorations include multi sheet constructions and origami tessellations. Completed paper tessellations, folded with a single uncut sheet of paper, appearing to have textures such as fish scales and lattice imagery, are transformed into folded vessels. Beth LaCour teaches Advanced Art at Northland Preparatory Academy and is an online Professor at Northern Arizona University. To see more of her work, visit The Artists Gallery, Enchantment Resort, or visit her website at

The gallery program, a collaboration between Northern Arizona University and the High Country Conference Center, developed from NAU’s vision to showcase Northern Arizona’s vibrant artistic community.

The gallery is free and open to the public Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Exhibits are curated by Jill Sans of The HeArt Box.


  • Starting Monday, March 2nd, 2020, repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Sunday, May 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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