Lara Whitley has wanted to be an artist since she was a little girl. In her “day jobs,” she is raising two boys with her husband and is part of a nonprofit team working to mitigate the effects of climate change. On Fridays, she moonlights in the art studio. She will exhibit the glass house shown here in her first solo show, “Homecoming,” at Carbondale Arts in Carbondale, Colorado, opening Friday, Sept. 8th and running through Oct. 6th. She and her family live at 8,000 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. More on Lara’s adventures in art at www.larawhitley.studio.