Downer's Functional Art In Telluride's Ah Haa School Silent Auction

[click “Play” to hear Matt Downer’s conversation with Susan]

Reading+Lamp+1+(email) Furniture designer Matt Downer lives and works in the Telluride region. At his shop in Rico, he repurposes fine wood into quietly elegant functional art. Last year, one of his benches was featured in the Ah Haa School for the Arts. This year, Matt worked his alchemy to create a fabulous floor lamp for the silent auction. The Paige Lamp, named for his brand new baby daughter, is 50″ tall and long, made of Shedua and steel with multiple counterbalance options. The light source is LEDs for max efficiency.

The Paige Lamp is one of hundreds of items donated to the Ah Haa School by regional artists intent on supporting Telluride’s community art center, which offers courses throughout the year.  for young people and adults.

Vital information about Ah Haa’s 18th annual auction, themed ARTopia, is as follows:

Silent auction starts at 5 p.m.
Live auction starts promptly at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20 pre-sold and at the door.
Ticket includes food, bidding paddle and lots of entertainment.
Cash bar with margaritas, wine, beer and Izzy cocktails.

To preview of all art on the auction block and absentee bidding forms (if you’re not going to be in town), visit Ah Haa’s website or this year, art lovers can place a bid online starting July 1- July 22.  To place a bid, go to www.biddingforgood.com/ahhaa. For more information about the Ah Haa and the 18th annual art auction call 970-728-3886.

To learn more about Matt Downer and his work, click the “play” button and listen to his interview.

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