First Thursday Art Walk
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“Shimmering Eyes of Aspen,” by Brian Billow, in mixed media, at Lustre Gallery.
The First Thursday Art Walk takes place tonight in Telluride, 5-8 p.m.

Participating venues include Azadi Fine Rugs, Gallery 81435, Kamruz Gallery, La Cocina De Luz, LDGiles Art & Design, Linda Levin Stained Glass, Lustre, an Artisan Gallery, The Steaming Bean, Stronghouse Studios + Gallery, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride Memories (Gallerie Framing), Wilkinson Public Library and the Ah Haa School.  

A free Art Walk Map offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time.  Maps are available at participating venues and around town or by calling Telluride Arts 970/728-3930.

CURRENT EVENTS AND EXHIBITS

 

Ah Haa School for the Arts - 300 South Townsend  www.ahhaa.org – The Ah Haa School for the Arts is presents the works of Judy Haas in the Daniel Tucker Gallery through January 27. The exhibit features Judy’s renowned trout and botanical pastels as well as a selection of hand painted ceramic plates. The highlight of the show is a 40 piece lenticular fractal installation that moves like a kaleidoscope with the viewer.

 

Azadi Fine Rugs - 217 West Colorado Avenue  www.azadifinerugs.com - Art you can walk on!  Come explore the mastery and art of fine rugs at Azadi Telluride. Rugs from all different regions of the world hand made by Master weavers utilizing all natural dyes and materials to create masterpieces spanning hundreds of years!  The Azadi Gallery has fine antique rugs as well as contemporary works of rug art.

 

Kamruz Gallery & Camera Museum 333 W. Colorado Ave. www.kamruz.com - Kamruz Gallery by Telluride Paper Chase is an Art Gallery featuring photography by Mary Kenez and 7 regional painters. Visit the antique camera collection and one of a kind Dog Room with a variety of gifts.

 

La Cocina De Luz -123 East Colorado Avenue – La Cocina De Luz features a mixed media exhibit by Kellie Day “I paint everyday life in the southwest mountains and desert – moments that have deeply inspired me, based on years of adventure. My medium is mixed media on canvas, and I hope to inspire viewers, to give them the gift of a beautiful moment. My artistic process involves a large element that is out of my control, where the medium has a mind of its own. I like this mystery of what will appear on the canvas – it’s where the magic happens. Between the magic and the completion of each work is a process of watercolor, pastel, collage and India ink.”

 

LDGiles Art & Design – 398 W Colorado, Suite 2 – www.ldgiles.net - Longtime Telluride area artist and graphic designer Lawrence Giles is pleased to host the inaugural opening of LDGiles Art&Design, a working studio gallery. Displayed in the quaint upstairs studio will be works in oil, pastel and watercolor featuring colorful, dynamic, free-spirited designs. After 15 years of living high in the mountains above Telluride, Giles is “way psyched!” to become a townie and bring years’ worth of inspiration from the outlying region downtown.

 

Linda Levin Stained Glass – will not be open for the January 2012 artwalk – stay tuned for opening details in February!

 

Lustre, an Artisan Gallery-  171 South Pine Street – www.lustregallery.com  Lustre is hosting a trunk show featuring the fine jewelry of Aaron Henry Designs and the newest mixed media works of Colorado artists Michele Scrivner and Brian Billow.

 

The Steaming Bean - 221 West Colorado Avenue www.thesteamingbean.com  - features the work of Kate Bolton, an employee of the Bean.  Her artwork uses a mixed media of marker and watercolor paints. This body of work showing in January uses distinctively beautiful color and cascading lines to explore the arresting Telluride landscape fresh to Kate's eyes.  Kate moved to Telluride in August of 2011 and has felt a surge of inspiration from its vistas. Thursday is also Open Mic Night at 9pm.

 

Stronghouse Studios and Local Artist Gallery  - 283 South Fir Street   www.telluridearts.org – SNOW SHOW celebrates the season with an exhibit of snow inspired works by local artists. Wear white to help conjure more of the white stuff this season. 

 

Telluride Memories - 217 West Colorado Avenue www.telluridememories.com

New work by local photographer Dean Rolley and Melanie Metz. 

 

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art  - 130 East Colorado Avenue www.telluridegallery.com  

Featuring over 200 new pieces by goldsmith PETRA CLASS.  New oil paintings by legendary illustrators Mark English and Bernie Fuchs.  New installations by renowned basket maker, Lissa Hunter.  Wine tasting compliments of the Wine Mine.

 

The Wilkinson Public Library - 100 West Pacific Avenue www.telluridelibrary.org  - STAIRWELL – Paintings by local painter Meredith Nemirov, UPSTAIRS – Paint and pastel landscapes by Patti Childers,  MUSIC SECTION -  Black and white photographs Stronghouse artist Joe Skalsky.  

 

Telluride Arts’ Gallery 81435 230 South Fir Street www.telluridearts.org

Telluride Arts’ Gallery 81435 is a brand new, gorgeous light filled space that is stocked with locally made art. On exhibit are paintings, mosaics, and a wonderful, eclectic array of locally made of fine crafts and small works of art that are uniquely Telluride.
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