Library Balcony Art Gallery
About the Artist
Heidi Boden grew up in Kansas and loved spending time drawing, coloring, painting and going to art museums in her youth. She received her bachelors degree in Art Education from Brigham Young University in 1999. Heidi married James Boden in 1997 and they have raised four beautiful children in AF since moving here in 2004. In 2018, Heidi built her own art studio at her American Fork residence where she creates artwork in watercolor, acrylic, oil paint and ceramic. Her “she-shed” is called Hideaway Art Studio and spends wonderful hours with friends and family creating together.
Heidi has worked as an art teacher in public and private school settings for over 20 years, most recently at the Art Center (Timpanogos Arts Foundation) on main street in AF as the acrylic and home-school art teacher. She has been an active member of the American Fork Visual Arts program since 2008. She has also been a volunteer on the AF Steel Days Committee and the AF Steel Days Art Show Director for over 10 years.
Heidi Boden is currently a Timpanogos Arts Foundation (TAF) program manager for the American Fork Visual Arts Program (AFVA), one of TAF’s nine arts programs. Timpanogos Arts Foundation was founded in 2003 to support American Fork City’s growing Arts Council. In 2011, all the city’s arts programs were turned over to the Foundation. TAF is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization with the mission to: “Educate, enrich, and inspire by providing leadership and encouragement for artistic and cultural excellence, which enhances the quality of life for the people of American Fork and neighboring communities.”
About the Artwork
"Rooted" is Heidi Boden’s first solo art show. The show is all about trees and their symbolism in her life! To the artist, trees symbolize family relationships, my Savior & Creator, and one’s journey of faith! The art work in the show are in various mediums to show that each family and each person’s perspectives are different. The cubism trees are reminiscent of Braque’s works, as he tried to show all sides of an object at once. Symbolically these tree paintings represent the artist’s desire to see all sides of the people in her family and how complicated and beautiful family relationships can be! I hope you will find personal symbols and meaning in these works too. Enjoy!