Telluride Arts: Art Walk begins again Thursday, 6/2

Telluride Arts: Art Walk begins again Thursday, 6/2

Carl_marcus (1) @ ah haa A mid-life crisis is a common occurrence at age 40. But Telluride Arts (aka Telluride Council for the Arts & Humanities) is experiencing anything but. In fact, Telluride Arts is entering its fourth decade with a new lease on life, thanks to the dynamic duo at the helm: Executive director Kate Jones and assistant director, Sasha Cuciniello (also of SquidShow Theatre).

If you have been paying attention, you know that new or enhanced initiatives keep rolling out the front door of the Stronghouse Studios, the home office: Art in Empty Spaces, 20(by)telluride, and now the First Thursday Art Walk, bigger and better than ever.

The First Thursday Art Walk is a walk about town to experience Telluride's vibrant cultural life. Venues stay open late until 8 p.m. Starting this week, Thursday, June 2,  5 – 8 p.m., an even dozen galleries, studios, retail outlets, even restaurants plan to showcase art and artists.

S_mccormick (1) @ ah haa Featured shows include the photography of Carl Marcus and paintings by Susan McCormick, both Telluride locals, both at the Ah Haa School for the Arts.

(Follow this link to find out more about the artists)

Find blown glass vessels by Bengt Hokanson and Trefny Dix of Durango at Lustre Gallery.

(To listen to an interview with the couple, follow this link)

Friends of Fluff, Luci Reeve and Sue Hobby use feathers and fluff to transform ordinary objects into extraordinary works of artistic fantasy. Last round was all about tutus. This round? Find out by visiting the Sronghouse Studios.

Joe_skalsky_@ gallerie framing (Follow this link to hear an interview with the ladies from their prior show)

Paintings by preeminent Navajo artist Emmi Whitehorse, along with a gallery talk by artist/professor and longtime Telluride local Dan Collins, are the centerpiece of happenings at the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art. Also featuring new madrone wood sculptures by Christian Burchard, and MountainFilm exhibit of Louisiana photos by Drew Ludwig.

(Follow this link for more about Drew's images)

Corinne Scheman @ library Visit the Telluride Historical Museum for the opening of the summer's "Layin' Down the Law" exhibit opening. At 6 p.m., it is the unveiling of Sheriff Guy Warrick portrait & "Ballad of Guy Warrick," premiere. SquidShow Theatre is on hand to present original play "Cops, Crimes and Criminals: A History of the Most Notorious" to be performed at the Museum's new outdoor education area. (Limited seating.)
Works by Brad Chappel, Scott Upshur, and Corinne Scheman are featured at The Wilkinson Public Library, a new venue for Art Walk.

Brand new this summer, Telluride Arts introduces a Kids Walk, 4 – 6 p.m., complete with a treasure map that provides a self-guided tour and simple activities designed to teach basic principles of art through observation. (See related story by Jesse James McTigue.)

For more information about Art Walk or Kids Walk or participating restaurants for specials, pick up a free brochure at any participating venue. Call Telluride Arts 970-728-8959 or go to

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