Barbara Gilhooly’s art is an extension of her vivacious personality. And this year, Barbara’s personality and art are sure to enliven the Ah Haa School for the Arts’ New Year’s Eve gala..

But Barbara is not just about energy and spunk. The work she is bringing to the celebration – paint on wood, wire sculptures,  found objects – also displays a richness and depth underlying the artist’s clear love of life.

Barbara Gilhooly’s creations also embody a paradox I strive for in my life and work: yes, there is freedom, but it is contained within a carefully thought out, beautifully executed structure. Perhaps that is why her work speaks to me so strongly.

In its fourth year, Ah Haa’s New Year’s Eve gala is fast becoming a Telluride tradition. And it is a unique and delicious way to ring out the old.

Held at the school, which is located in an historic building, the old train Depot, guests begin the evening by enjoying a champagne reception and hors d’oeuvres. A four-course sit-down dinner follows prepared by local chef Josh Klein follows.

Dinner takes place in the magically transformed Daniel Tucker Gallery, where Gilhooly’s work provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate, elegant evening of delicious food and vibrant conversation.

Gilhooly plans to donate one of her pieces to be sold by silent auction the night of the event. And she will be on hand to discuss her work with interested patrons.

Gilhooly’s work will be on display in the Daniel Tucker Gallery into the New Year through the end of January.

Tickets are still available.

Please call 970.728.3886 or click here for more information.

And to learn more about Barbara Gilhooly, please press the play button and listen to my chat with the artist.

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