First Thursday Art Walk of Telluride summer: Tutu much

First Thursday Art Walk of Telluride summer: Tutu much

[click “Play” for Luci Reeve’s and Sue Hobby’s conversation with Susan]

Let’s play a game of free association: I say “Telluride couture” and you say what?

Friends of Fluff - StrongHouse Telluride locals most likely would answer with two names: Sue Hobby and Luci Reeve. Fabric confections created by these two talented ladies have shown up everywhere you’ve wanted to be over the years: in way too many local theatrical productions to name, as well as on the stage of the Telluride AIDS Benefit and at countless other nonprofit auctions.

For the first First Thursday Art Walk of the summer season, this coming Thursday, June 3, 5 – 8:30 p.m., the dynamic designing duo are up to their old tricks. Which is to say, fashioning something completely new and different – and off the wall.

LUSTRE - Michele Scrivener
Scrivener at Lustre

Think of the stuff as cotton candy minus the sugar. Spice added. Hobby and Reeve are calling their show at the Stronghouse Studios, 283 South Fir, “Tulle: an invasive species,” and invoking other Friends of Fluff to check out the installation of about 50 tutus, petticoats and other concept pieces, artistically installed throughout the Stronghouse Gallery.

That same night, the Ah Haa School for the Arts, 300 South Townsend, features three completely different and equally provocative artists. Jared David Paul’s “Back of Beyond” hangs in the Daniel Tucker Gallery. Digital limited edition prints of Bill Kreutzmann, former drummer and founding member of the Grateful Dead, are in the East Room. And Anthony Holbrooke, a recent recruit to the stable of the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, shows his sculptures out on the deck.

Lustre, an Artisan Gallery, 171 South Pine, hosts a reception for Michele Scrivener, a Colorado artist, whose wall art celebrates the beauty of the natural world.

Metz_Gallerie Framing and Photo
Melanie Metz

Gallerie Framing, 217 West Colorado, features landscape photography by Melanie Metz.

Kamruz Photography & Art Gallery, 333 West Colorado, exhibits the work of Mary Kenez and 13 other talents.

La Cocina De Luz, 123 East Colorado, shows pastels by Judy Haas.

Schilling Studio Gallery, 151 South Pine, features two different artists: paintings by Caroline Reeves Johnson and still-lifes, landscape and “Heads” by Charles Thysell.

The Steaming Bean, 221 West Colorado, shows images from the moving Mountainfilm in Telluride feature, “Somewhere Near Tapachula.”

The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, 130 East Colorado Avenue, also has work from the Mountainfilm weekend: internationally renowned artist Maya Lin show “What’s Missing?” is not to be missed.

Schilling Studio - Charles Thysell
Charles Thysell at Schilling

Wildcat Studios, 224 East Colorado, shows a variety of local artists including mosaics by Flair Robinson, woodwork by Matt Downer, ceramics by Rusty Willey, photography by Ingrid Lundahl and Doug Berry, and Telluride festival poster art.

Sapsucker Studios, 299 South Spruce, celebrates Ally Crilly’s powerful images of elephants. (See related post.)

For details about these shows, visit the Telluride Council for the Arts & Humanties’ website. TCAH created and produces Art Walk.

To learn more about tulle as an historical phenomenon and to enter the minds of a creative geniuses, click the “play” button and listen to Sue  and Luci’s podcast.

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