The group is currently working to place a small group of sculptures on loan from Western Slope artists, including Ridgway artists Michael McCullough and Bill Noland, Scott Shaffer of Grand Junction and Mary Zimmerman of Paonia.
“Ridgway is embracing an exciting new public art program that is geared to enrich the visual experience of those who live here as well as those who visit,” Boody said.
Boody creates art at the Firehouse Studio that she shares with McCullough, and has served on a number of boards, including Telluride Chamber of Commerce, R1 School District Accountability and Telluride Parks & Recreation; she helped to organize and create Telluride Garden Fairies. Lescroart owns and operates the Old Schoolhouse Emporium with her husband, Kevin, and owns a cleaning business, Dustperados. She currently serves on the boards of Weehawken Creative Arts, Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce and is a co-chair of Public Art eXperience in Montrose.
“I am excited to be a part of something that will bring so much enjoyment to the people in Ridgway and those who visit our town,” Lescroart said. “The visual arts bring a sense of vitality and excitement to a community, and Ridgway is so rich with talented artists and sculptors. This is one more way that we can promote both their work and our community.”
For more information, call Boody at 970/708-0405 or Lescroart at 970/209-3191.