Telluride First Thursday Art Walk : Last one of the season!
Thursday, April 4, 5-8pm
Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on Thursday, April 4,
to hear interviews with the artists.
The First Thursday Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in
downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends. Fifteen venues host
receptions from 5pm-8pm to introduce their new exhibitions and artists. A
free Art Walk Map offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to
find galleries that are open most days. Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO
from 12-1pm on Thursday, March 7 to hear interviews with the artists. Maps are
available at participating venues and at the Telluride Arts offices located in
the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 South Fir Street.
Ah Haa School for the
300 South Townsend Avenue
Outside the Box
Fiber Arts Exhibition
Ah Haa School’s first juried Outside the Box Fiber Arts Exhibition, on display in the Daniel
Tucker Gallery at The Depot through April. For the show, artists within San
Miguel and Ouray counties were challenged to think outside the box, resulting
in a collection of work that is as rich in diversity as it is in creativity.
Participants took to heart the jurors’ request for pieces that are less about
sewing skills and more about creating unique pieces of art – functional or not
– using fiber.
220 East Colorado Avenue
Shingle Style: New paintings by Blair Vaughn- Gruler
Santa Fean artist Blair Vaughn- Gruler visits Telluride this
week for ArtWalk Thursday at Arroyo with a new collection of assembled, mixed
media "paintings" in a show titled "Shingle Style".
Vaughn- Gruler is a successful
painter and gallery owner on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico, whose work is
contemporary abstracted expressionism. In "Shingle Style", she
shares her exploration of surface, light and shadow, incorporating shingle-like
elements in the body of work that make the subject immediately familiar given
the number of shingle and historic wood structures in Telluride. The work
is simultaneously abstract and fresh, providing the viewer with a variation on
a visual element that is very much a twist on a local visual architectural
Vaughn- Gruler states: “The Shingle Paintings have grown out
of my interest in geometric structures and how patterns in nature, human
behavior and the built environment are all interrelated. The expressivity
of the shingles, and the lines between them, are different from the
expressivity of painted lines or images, yet an expression remains. A quiet
presence, a vulnerability, a sense of magnetic attraction and data collection –
this is what they express to me.”
Blair Vaughn- Gruler holds a BFA in
painting from Northern Michigan University, and an MFA in Visual Art from
Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Lamy, New Mexico and co-owns GVG
Contemporary with her husband, Ernst Gruler.
Please join us ArtWalk Thursday,
and meet artist Blair Vaughn- Gruler from 5-8 pm.
398 West Colorado Avenue
Ecospaces Design Showroom features the
stained glass and pastel paintings of Patti Childers. Her passion and
inspiration for stained glass and pastels matches her love of Telluride. She is
drawn to the tactile and brilliant colors of the two mediums.
204 West Colorado Avenue
Find Alpina Geneve Avalanche & Pilot watches At Elinoff
Gallery this April. Alpina has been making watches for sportsmen and
adventurers since 1883 and has just re-introduced their brand in the US.
Alpina used to be in over 2000 outlets worldwide until the 1970’s when the
invention of the quartz watch took its toll on the Swiss watch-making
industry. Since then, Frederique-Constant purchased the brand and
launched the watches from their original designs from the 1920s and 1930s,
designs that were used by the Swiss army and the early, aviation pioneers. The
pilot watches come with a model Citation Jet as part of the packaging and the
diving watches are packaged in aluminum scuba tanks. Elinoff Gallery was only
able to receive 11 pieces until their next production run, and each piece is
made in limited supply so stop by and check out one of the coolest watches made
in Switzerland, today and available only at a handful of retailers in the US.
Telluride Arts’ Gallery
81435: Contemporary Telluride
230 South Fir Street
Portraits by Drew Ludwig: Dialogue between aids, lust and
Gallery 81435 offers a rare, up-close view of Drew Ludwig’s portraits
of the 2013 Aids Benefit Models. With mural installation with Danielle
DeRoberts, and a trunk show of clothing and costumes from the Aspen Aids
Benefit and Onerary, happening through the weekend. Come celebrate spring with
us at our Art Walk opening party from 5-8pm. Good Music. Art. Clothes. Dancing.
224 East Colorado
Golderrez Fine Art & Jewelry Gallery specializes in
contemporary art in all media, with a special
emphasis on contemporary master giclees and originals. The gallery represents a diverse stable of artists, including the
modern figurative expressionist Todd White, the widely lauded contemporary
sculptor M.L. Snowdon and the whimsical American icon Dr. Suess.
Gold Mountain Gallery
135 West Colorado
Custom furniture, fine rugs, stunning local photographs,
custom jewelry and interior design.
Judy Haas Studio
226 South Pine Street
The Judy Haas Studio features the mixed media work of the
artist in her studio.
333 West Colorado
Kamruz Gallery represents local artists and features
photography by Mary Kamruz that captures the spirit of Telluride.
Lustre, an Artisan
171 South Pine Street
Lustre Gallery welcomes Telluride
ceramist Dalen Stevens for Art Walk on Thursday from 5 to 8 pm.
Recognized as a master of his craft, Dalen has been working continuously with
clay for more than 40 years. Dalen currently works in porcelain and has developed
innovative glazing and firing techniques, further refining the craft of his
Born and raised in southwest Colorado,
Dalen is an avid outdoorsman, backpacking, hiking, and backcountry skiing the
mountains and desert country of the region, and his work draws on this
connection with the outdoors. Music is also a continuing passion. He and
his wife are active in the Telluride Choral Society, and he sings, plays piano,
and performs on the trombone in numerous local chamber-music ensembles.
"My music and art have always
gone hand in hand. I often think of my clay work in musical terms, as
improvisations on a theme, improvisations that express a rhythmic flow with
shapes and patterns that ring aurally and visually. I often find myself
actually singing into the pieces as I work on them. Hopefully, when
someone sees or holds one of my pieces, one can sense this musical energy
distilled into solid form."
333 West Colorado Avenue
Featuring landscape painter Shaun Horne. Shaun paints
his large scale paintings exclusively en plein air, outside on the spot.
He has been painting Telluride for two years, and Crested Butte for over
ten. His realist paintings are scenes of town, alleyways and building
facades alike, and the surrounding mountains. Shaun is owner and director
of the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery.
The Steaming Bean
221 West Colorado Avenue
Monthly exhibits featuring emerging and established artists
from the Telluride region and beyond. Live music, good food and drink.
Stronghouse Studios +
283 South Fir Street
Recology by Daniel
Telluride Arts presents Recology, a new body of work by
local artist Daniel Aragon, a Telluride Arts Small Grants recipient. The
exhibit explores the mutual benefits of relationship in the natural world, and
the interconnections that regulate success.
The exhibit is inspired
by Biophilia, a theory that humanity has an innate love for the natural world
and its’ diversity, clean air and water, natural materials, organic shapes, and
cycles. It also proposes that the human desires to explore, tinker, modify,
create, and progress are innate. It illuminates the tension between human
curiosity and the systems that support all life. Daniel
Aragon’s new paintings created for this exhibit illustrate natural,
regenerative processes. While the paintings are based on real world projects
and technology, they also illustrate the artist’s dream of vital, diverse
natural systems. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with Telluride Eco
The Telluride Gallery
of Fine Art
130 East Colorado Avenue
Side of Bruce Gomez
pastel artist from Denver is back with a whole new body of work.
just Telluride landscapes, we will exhibit a solo exhibition of over 20
paintings that range from birds to horses, to deserts and urban themes.
The Wilkinson Public
100 West Pacific Avenue
Telluride Arts and the Wilkinson Public Library collaborate
to showcase regional artists work on the walls of the library. There are five main exhibit spaces in the
library that host revolving exhibits that change monthly. Exhibits can be found
in the following spaces this month: 1.) Clea Arthur above the music area behind
the desk on the main floor, 2.) Youth Art Projects in the youth room, 3.) Ally
Crilly, Paintings in the stairwell, 4.) Molly Redecki, Paintings on the
exterior walls surrounding the stacks on the second floor and 5.) Joe Skalsky,
Photographs in the Palmyra Room.