Amy Boebel's latest work at Stronghouse Studios for Art Walk

Amy Boebel's latest work at Stronghouse Studios for Art Walk

 Whoever said "You can't have it all," never met Telluride local Amy Boebel, who is into building things – a family (she is the mother of two successful young adults) and businesses (see below)  – sometimes from building materials (ditto).

Amy's resume suggests her appetite for challenging situations began well before Telluride and rock and ice-climbing, twin passions. Successful careers in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors range widely from managing director of The Maryland Ballet to founding partner, MarketTech, software to facilitate trading commodities. Amy is now board chair of the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities, the non-profit which founded and hosts the town's monthly First Thursday Art Walk, when Telluride's  art venues and stores stay open late until 8 p.m. to strut their stuff.

This Thursday, February 3, the Stronghouse Studios , 283 South Fir, features a show of Boebel's latest work, "Lost For Words," a collection of female icons, sculpted out of lath and wire, tulle, nails and tarp, covered in paper, maps, words, and phrases. The event is part of Art Walk and includes an artist's reception with chocolate and champagne from 5 – 8 p.m.

Amy moved to Telluride in 2008 to make sculpture, and /has worked at the Stronghouse Studios for over 2 1/2 years. Most recently, she created a collection of aluminum screen garments for the Telluride AIDS Benefit Fashion Show and received international recognition for similar work, created with her partner, textile artist Sue Hobby, for unique garments in the same medium.

Amy and Sue recently received work their winning garments from World of Wearable Art Awards Show (WOW) were selected to become part of the museum in Wellington, New Zealand, home of WOW.

To learn more about Amy and "Lost For Words," watch Clint Viebrock's video.

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