Telluride Arts: September Art Walk

Telluride Arts: September Art Walk

cloud series II 10Cloud Series II is an exploration of light and atmosphere by Telluride artist Corinne Scheman. The paintings are of changing cloud and sky patterns, of variable light and atmosphere that project an ethereal quality, but still retain the viewers’ awareness of the fact of paint on canvas. Since way back when, Corinne has drawn, painted or created art in some form or another. Painting is her way to stay connected to her center, the world, and the universe.

Corrine’s show opens in concert with Telluride Arts‘ First Thursday Art Walk, which takes place this month on September 5. Her work hangs at Telluride Arts’ Stronghouse Studios & Gallery throughout the month.

Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community, and friends. “Cloud Series II” is just one stop among about 15 venues on and around Main Street hosting receptions from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., when new exhibitions and artists are introduced. A free Art Walk Map offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days. Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12 -1 p.m. on First Thursdays to hear interviews with the artists. Maps are available at participating venues and at the Telluride Arts offices located in the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 South Fir Street.

Another highly recommended show takes place at Ah Haa School for the Arts, 300 South Townsend. “Ah Haa Photography Prize: Telluride Portraits” is a juried exhibition of 23 photographs in the Daniel Tucker Gallery. (Go here for related story with details.) In the East Gallery, “Painting From Within,” works by students of Robert Weatherford.

Be sure to stop is Headwater Contemporary at Arroyo which features work by Kim Uchiyma, a painter’s painter. The artist looks to nature and its rhythms for inspiration, which explains the horizontal bands. As Uchiyama explains, “Everything in my work originates from a sense of place. Light and color in my paintings are not arbitrary decisions. Instead, they are the organic result of something I have experienced, seen, felt.”

Also on display at Arroyo, photographs of horses by Tony Stromberg. The sepia and black-and-white prints are meant to celebrate the equine spirit through the artist’s visual poetry.

Elinoff Gallery, 204 West Colorado, features the work of Wayne McKenzie. The artist’s “Celebration of Summer” was awarded 2nd Place at this years Los Gatos Plein Air Festival in June. Los Gatos is one of the premier events on the plein air art calendar. Back in Telluride, McKenzie is not only one of the town’s local plein air artists, he is also one of the top ski instructors in the area. Elinoff welcomes everyone to stop by and see McKenzie’s latest works, including iconic images of Telluride.

Gallery 81435 features Contemporary Telluride and in particular the work of William Eckert in a show entitled “Parallax.”

Parallax: a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight.

In the exhibit, Eckert explores the concept of perspective through a series of bold, large-scale, abstract paintings fashioned from latex paint and oil stick on canvas. Eckert began producing artwork when WW Iraq started/ The work were political statements created from, various forms of metals, steel, and copper foil. The current exhibit represents a shift away from the political to a commentary on the place of icons in American culture.

Lustre Gallery, 171 South Pine, hosts a trunk show featuring Gurhan’s jewelry collections. Gurhan, an international award-winning jewelry designer, is renowned for pioneering the revival of pure 24 karat gold pieces. Before him, pure gold jewelry had not been made since ancient times. Whether Gurhan’s unique designs are wrought solely in pure gold or “kissed” with the metal in his popular tri-tonal sterling silver line, there is no mistaking the work. Women around the world, celebrities and collectors alike, seek out his jewelry for its distinctive design, versatility, and artisanal quality. Gurhan’s “fingerprints”on his jewelry – hand-hammering and natural imperfections define the brand.

Melange, 109 West Colorado, an artist boutique, hosts a show of Scott Rhea’s underwater photography for the month. Rhea’s images project a dreamy, magical feeling that stays with the viewer. Mélange also features the work of over 30 regional artists, including fine art, furniture, ceramics, jewelry, designer clothing, and much more.

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.

There are five main exhibit spaces in the library that host revolving exhibits that change monthly. Work can be found in the following spaces this month: 1.) Geoffrey Alexander photographs above the music area behind the desk on the main floor, 2.) Youth Art Projects in the youth room, 3.) Kellie Day, Paintings in the stairwell, 4.) Alicia Nogueira mixed media works on the exterior walls surrounding the stacks on the second floor and in the Palmyra Room.

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