Kathy Green, Beyond Bone

Kathy Green, ‘Beyond Bone’

Telluride Arts‘ First Thursday Art Walk is a celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends. Venues all over town open their doors from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. to introduce new exhibitions and artists. Fine restaurants feature art walk specials. All in all, it’s a great night out on the town.

Thursday, October 4, is the last First Thursday Art Walk of the  2012 summer/fall season.

Please note, however, last is not least.

October Art Walk is the warm-up to a very special weekend of Art + Architecture, an inaugural event created by Telluride Arts’ executive director Kate Jones to celebrate the diversity and excellence that exists in Telluride’s Creative District. Following Art Walk, head over to Rustico for an overview of what’s in store, including a dance performance, a fashion show, great food and an overview of the tours.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 4

5-8 p.m.: Last Art Walk of the Summer Season
8-9 p.m.: Kick off Reception at Rustico

Saturday, October 6

12-6 p.m.:Studio Tours and Culinary Tastings

Sunday, October 7

10 a.m.: Historic Architecture Walking Tour, Meet at the Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir Street.
12-5 p.m.: Home Tour

When you head out on Art Walk, plan to hang out at two art venues run by Telluride Arts, the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery and Gallery 81435, to enjoy the work of  Joe Skalsky and Kathy Green.

Deep in metaphorical meaning, combined with the careful hand of darkroom craftsmanship, Skalsky’s photographic images are reminiscent of a simpler photographic era.

“Beyond Bone” showcases works, present and past, of the talented Bone Construction crew: mosaic, batik, metalwork and paintings by Kathy Green & Company.

The Ah Haa School for the Arts is proud to host the exhibition, Roots, by Durango artist Mary Ellen Long.

Mary Ellen is an environmental artist who uses artists’ books,  drawing, mixed media, and sculpture to reflect an intimate connection with the Colorado woodlands and beyond.

“Roots” is in Ah Haa’s East Gallery and reception area through October.



Scrivner at Lustre

Scrivner at Lustre

Lustre, an Artisans Gallery, showcases the mixed media artwork of Colorado artists Michele Scrivner and Brian Billow.  Michele will be at Lustre to present the couple’s latest works meant to evoke the essence of fall in Telluride.

“I try to reflect the simple lines, rich hues, and complex textures in the natural world, ” explains the artist. “My work represents the elements of earth, sky and water and I blur the line between the elements to illustrate the trickle-down effect, that what is done to one impacts the others. My art conveys a sense of earthiness juxtaposed with a contemporary edge.”

The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art features new work by Colorado painters Gordon Brown and Bruce Gomez, also classic photographs by the talented couple, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor. Wine tasting compliments of the Wine Mine.

The Telluride Historical Museum presents “Sight and Sound: 125 Years of Art and Music In Telluride.” The museum also features a 40-year retrospective of local artist Lucy Boody’s fiber art, watercolors, and organic sculpture creations. Boody’s work will be on display  throughout October.

Tweed presents Maryanne Quinn, a textile artist who works in felted wool. Maryanne’s pieces incorporate images of animals and botanicals in vibrantly colored compositions suitable for many lifestyles and environments. Each work is an original fashioned from naturally dyed Merino wool. Images are cut and layered, then fused together through a wet felting process

The Wilkinson Public Library features new works by local artists through the building. On display now: Paintings by Veneta Nikolova; Time Machine, a hanging sculpture installation by Flair Robinson; paintings by Daniel Kanow; new paintings by Marishi; paintings by the students in Ally Crilly’s Art Camp at the Ah Haa School.

For more information about other venues at Art Walk or Kids Walk activities at the Library, pick up a free brochure at any participating venue and around town or call Telluride Arts, 970-728-3930,, or Telluride Arts on Facebook and Twitter.

Here’s the story on tickets for the Art + Architecture weekend.

Advance registration is required. Everyone is welcome.

Register now by becoming a member of Telluride Arts ($35-$50 per person) or visit


Register in person at our kick off event at Rustico

Or …

Stop by the Telluride Arts offices at the Stronghouse Studios, 283 South Fir Street,  Telluride, after October 1, and pick up a registration packet with a ticket and an event booklet/guide.

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