Ah Haa Moment: Gomez Class for Valentine’s Day

Ah Haa Moment: Gomez Class for Valentine’s Day

Bruce Gomez, Ten Below a copyTelluride’s winter scenery has never been so luscious. The mounds of sparkling snow set against Colorado’s indescribably blue sky beg the artist’s rendering. Whether it’s sweeping, long mountain views, or one of Telluride’s quaint, Victorian-era homes snuggled under snow-capped roofs, renowned pastel artist, Bruce Gomez, knows just how to capture these enchanting scenes with his deft use of layered colors and astute sense of how to make his work seemingly glow with light.

A long-time Ah Haa School for the Arts teaching artist, Gomez will lead “Capturing the Winter Landscape in Pastel,” Friday and Saturday, February 14-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gomez is a familiar figure in town, setting up his easel in the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, where his richly-hued, light-infused pastel works seem to pour from his gifted soul. The gallery has represented Gomez, who has split his time between Telluride and Denver, since 1985. The self-taught artist has created posters for local festivals like Telluride Jazz Celebration and the Telluride Chamber Music Festival, and frequently donates his work in support of fundraisers for organizations such as the Telluride AIDS Benefit and the Ah Haa’s annual summer Art Auction.

In this two-day class, students will work from photographs and learn through a combination of lecture and hands-on demonstration. All skill levels are welcome, but students must purchase their own materials. Each student will receive individualized attention.

To register for Gomez’ pastel class or for more information, please visit the Ah Haa website at: www.ahhaa.org, or call Kathleen Cole at 970-728-3886.


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