Blown glass vase by Hokanson & Dix at Lustre

Blown glass vase by Hokanson & Dix at Lustre

Telluride starts the New Year off on the right foot with the walkabout town known as the First Thursday Art Walk, a festive meet and greet hosted by Telluride Arts that allows locals and guests to enjoy Telluride’s art scene, with venues on and off Main Street showcasing the region’s abundant talent. To open the season, 15 venues host receptions from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. to introduce their new exhibitions and artists.

January exhibit information:
Ah Haa School for the Arts, 300 South Townsend Avenue

The Ah Haa School features an exhibit by Barbara Gilhooly. Gilhooly works in a variety of materials and is known for her sculptural wire, paintings on wood panels and playful “Misfit” found-object assemblages  of aircraft, angels, and Tin Folk.
Arroyo, 220 East Colorado Avenue

Arroyo features two of its best and most popular artists. “Fade to Black” by Pedro Surroca and “Intimate Details” by Linda Leslie to be shown concurrently in two separate rooms. Show runs through Wednesday, January 9..

Eco Spaces, 398 West Colorado Avenue

At Ecospaces Design Showroom, Chandler Thayer, local artist and illustrator, exhibits paintings  and mixed media works inspired by her home and environment on Hastings Mesa. Chandler works from her heart and develops refined and developed imagery filled with emotion and passion.

Elinoff Gallery, 204 West Colorado Avenue

Elinoff Gallery features new works and retrospective paintings by impressionist Wayne McKenzie. McKenzie paints iconic images of Telluride that include pastoral scenes and happenings on Main Street.

Gallery 81435: Contemporary Telluride, 230 South Fir Street

Gallery 81435 features luminosity and texture in a show that continues through the end of the month. The exhibit highlights the works of two outstadning regional artists, Diana Woods and Amy Schilling, as well as Schilling’s jewelry.

Golderrez Gallery, 224 East Colorado

Golderrez Fine Art & Jewelry Gallery specializes in contemporary art in all mediums, with a special
emphasis on contemporary master giclees and originals. The gallery represents  a diverse stable of artists, including the modern figurative expressionist Todd White, the widely lauded contemporary sculptor M.L. Snowdon, and the whimsical American icon Dr. Suess.
Gold Mountain Gallery, 135 West Colorado

Custom furniture, fine rugs, local photographs, custom jewelry, and interior design.

Judy Haas Studio, 226 South Pine Street

The Judy Haas Studio features the mixed media work of the artist in her studio.

Kamruz Gallery, 333 West Colorado

Kamruz Gallery represents local artists and features photography by Mary Kamruz that captures the unique spirit of the region.

Lustre, an Artisan Gallery, 171 South Pine Street

Lustre now features local glass artists Bengt Hokanson and Trefny Dix. Based in Durango, CO, Bengt and Trefny’s blown glass vessels are sculptural forms on which they create abstract paintings. The color washes and textural patterns they apply to the glass flow across the surface create a lively, visual movement. Bengt and Trefny make their work  using a combination of traditional Italian and Swedish glass blowing techniques, as well as many experimental methods the ccouple devised in their studio.

Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery, 333 West Colorado Avenue

The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery features original, realist landscape paintings by regionally and nationally known artists.
The Steaming Bean, 221 West Colorado Avenue

The Steaming bean features ‘Kaleidoscape’, an exhibit of photographs by Malarie Reising, a recent graduate of East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design, who came to Telluride by way of Asheville, NC. “Kaleidoscape” explores and interprets  landscape photography through the analog processes. Images appear dreamy and nostalgic because of the use of toy cameras and multiple exposures on expired film. Overlapping images challenge the viewer to observe a skewed landscape as if looking through a kaleidoscope.

Stronghouse Studios + Gallery, 283 South Fir Street

The newly remodeled Stronghouse Gallery hosts ‘Ekphrasis’. The dynamic exhibit features three lovely local lady artists; figurative sculptures by Adrienne Lent; jewelry by Jennifer Dewey; and ekphratic poetry by Kierstin Bridger. (Ekphrasis is a device in which one medium of art relates to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form.)

Loree Rodkin jewelry at Tride Gallery of Fine ArtThe Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, 130 East Colorado Avenue

Telluride Gallery features a jewelry trunk show by Loree Rodkin, designer to the stars, and new oils by Susan Sales. Openings include wine tasting compliments of the Wine Mine.

The Wilkinson Public Library, 100 West Pacific Avenue

Telluride Arts and the Wilkinson Public Library collaborate to showcase regional artists work on the walls of the library’s five main exhibit spaces.

Exhibits can be found in the following spaces this month:

1) Corinne Scheman, paintings above the music area behind the desk on the main floor

2)Youth Art Projects in the youth room

3) Patti Childers, paintings in the stairwell

4) Daniel Kanow, paintings on the exterior walls surrounding the stacks on the second floor

5) Joe Skalsky, photographs in the Palmyra Room.

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