Telluride Arts June: Art Walk (most Shows Up For The Month)!

Telluride Arts’ June Art Walk takes place Thursday, June 2. Participating venues are open from 5-8pm, hosting receptions to introduce new exhibits and artists. 

Complimentary gallery guides, offering a self-guided tour, are available at participating venues or online at telluridearts.org/tellurideartwalk. Use it any time to help navigate through the venues which are open to the public most days. 

Go here for more on the show at Slate Gray North.

Go here for more on the Locals’ Loop show at Slate Gray South.

For more information about the Telluride art galleries and exhibition venues, visit: www.telluridearts.org/galleries. View more Telluride Arts District upcoming events here: www.telluridearts.org/calendar

Go here for more about Art Walk in general.

Venues Hosting Art Walk Receptions:

Ah Haa School for the Arts
Atelier
Baked in Telluride
Bella Fine Goods
Crossbow Leather
Elinoff & Co.
MiXX Projects + Atelier
Mountain Gate Teahouse and Art Gallery
Red Dirt Studio Gallery
Rinkevich Gallery
Rustler Supply
Sheridan Opera House
Slate Gray Gallery
Tellurado Studio
Telluride Arts HQ Gallery
Telluride Truffle
Tony Newlin Gallery
Wilkinson Public Library
WOOF! Telluride

Ah Haa School for the Arts

Ah Haa School for the Arts is presenting Color Ooze Collaborative Art Project.

Stop by Ah Haa during tArt Walk and participate in a collaborative art project that will be on display in the HAHA Experience! This one-night-only interactive art evening invites everyone and anyone to add their own ooze to this giant collective color chaos.

Atelier

Atelier is artist Joanie Schwarz’s working studio and gallery space at 215 E Colorado Ave.

Schwarz’s artwork ranges from delicate 14k handmade gold jewelry to dreamscape-merged photography of old world Telluride.

All of Schwarz’s work questions what connection means in a world where we need to belong, and how our sense of home is imperative to who we are.

Baked in Telluride

Baked in Telluride Gallery is featuring the works of Lee Murphy, an oil painter from Colorado Springs.

After 30 years in the United States Air Force, Murphy retired to pursue his life-long interest in oil painting. He is comfortable undertaking complex subjects and focuses on accuracy and tight control of his image. This show demonstrates Murphy’s skills as he paints Telluride scenery and architecture. He constantly strives to grow artistically with every painting.

Bella Fine Goods

In addition to featuring beautiful jewelry collections curated from around the world, Bella Fine Goods is presenting the works of Aida Izadpanah and Stan Natchez.

Natchez is known for his innovative paintings, inspired by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and other Pop artists. His canvases often begin with artifacts of American culture, including figures such as Native Americans, mission priests or cowboys. Intricate stars-and-stripes beadwork add texture to bold works that emanate beauty and joy.

Aida Izadpanah lives and works in New York City, specializing in large-format mixed media and porcelain sculptural painting.

Crossbow Leather

Crossbow Leather is featuring custom leather products by Macy Pryor.

Pryor applies her passion for sculpture and eye for structural design to crafting custom leather bags and accessories.

Crossbow Leather offers a truly unique experience of retail in the front and a workshop in the back. With the production happening in the shop, experience the craft first-hand, see products come to life, and meet the people who hand-craft each piece.

Elinoff & Co.

Elinoff & Co. is featuring the artwork of Eugenio.

Simply known as Eugenio, he is one of the most promising Peruvian artists working today.

Sprawling cities might seem boisterous to some, but for Eugenio a bustling urban setting is a source of inspiration. Through a command of light and movement, Eugenio takes the ordinary trappings of such settings—cityscapes depicting crowds of people shuffling through a brightly-lit street—and transforms them into something special and grand.

MiXX Projects + Atelier

MiXX atelier is presenting Pause, an exhibition featuring work from two MiXX favorites – Sheila Giolitti and Janos Juszti – along with pieces from our newest artist, abstract oil painter Rose Umerlik.

A study in harmonious contrast, Rose Umerlik’s tranquil, self-possessed abstracts and the softly blurred features of Janos Juszti’s anonymous monochrome portraits are the perfect foil to Sheila Giolitti’s boisterously detailed mixed media paintings.

Umerlik’s abstracts are atmospheric and color-forward, with a deftly restrained use of line and shape that strikes a poetic balance between structure and atmosphere.

Giolitti’s layered resin paintings, on the other hand, are dizzy with detail. Comprising a mix of mark-making from poured and penned ink, gouache, acrylic and oil paints, and iridescent pigment, her process-oriented works achieve a surprisingly meditative feel that questions the maximalism inherent in her medium.

Finally, Juszti’s dreamy, monochromatic portraits of beautiful women abstracted into certain anonymity provide a soothing visual and atmospheric resting point, grounding the show with soft, multi-hued grays.

Mountain Gate Teahouse and Art Gallery

Mountain Gate Gallery is featuring artwork by Jade Rose and Emily Palmquist. This collection invites viewers to celebrate themes of ephemerality, healing, and personal development.

Rose’s The Water Remembers the Bird after Flight is a monumental abstract painting that captures a fleeting moment. In Rose’s words:

“For one moment, the stillness of the bird is recorded in the water, and then it’s gone. This is how light works. This is how life is. We are present, and then we change in an endless dance of emptiness, form and transformation. The background is just as alive and numinous as the foreground.”

Serving as a rough-draft for introspection and mode for processing ever-changing environments, Palmquist’s works represent her inner experience woven among collected relics from her external voyage.

Red Dirt Studio Gallery

Red Dirt Studio Gallery is featuring artwork by Eunika Rogers, a local painter who uses found clay, wine, mushrooms and pigments in her creative process.

Rogers forages for her painting material on her hikes in San Juan Mountains and Telluride. Her work include figures, portraits and nudes – all of which are painted with clay she collects on her travels throughout the USA and Europe.

With her earthy palette, Rogers creates large realistic paintings of Colorado landscapes – painted in the matter with which the landscape was formed. Her painting process is a confluence of physical and mental documentation using maps, technology, photography, and earthy material.

Rinkevich Gallery

The Rinkevich Gallery is featuring “Ancient Conversations,” a series of paintings by Margaret Rinkevich.

Rinkevich’s work is frequently informed by tribal peoples, ancient monuments and material culture. During the painting process, ancient prototypes are disassembled and rearranged. What emerges within the forms and colors are the vestiges of ancient thought processes, communicating the absence of the communicators.

Rustler Supply

Rustler Supply is a modern western boutique featuring vintage native jewelry, accessories, and clothing. The counterpart to Crossbow Leather, visit Rustler Supply to check out hand-crafted leather goods by local artisans.

Sheridan Opera House

The Sheridan Arts Foundation is presenting artwork from the 18th annual Telluride Plein Air in the SHOW Bar at the Sheridan Opera House.

Each painting was produced on-site, en plein air, in July 2021 and captures the historic charm of the town of Telluride and surrounding natural beauty. Forty percent of sales benefit the 501c(3) non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House.

Slate Gray Gallery North

Slate Gray Gallery is presenting Sheer Imagination featuring Cie Hoover, Gina Sarro, Kathryn Tatum, and Joseph Toney. All four of these artists draw inspiration from expansive Mother Nature’s expansive landscapes and majestic mountains.

A quote by Aleksander Lwow encapsulates the exhibition: “Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained.”

Based in Ouray, Colorado, for Cie Hoover the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains informs his woodwork. With wood as his primary medium, the artist pays homage to nature and the natural world.

Canadian artist Gina Sarro captures vast landscapes with her distinct style, painting skies, mountains, water and fields that evoke both flatness and depth; her abstracted marks of color come together to create serene and reminiscent compositions.

Residing in Taos, New Mexico and Telluride, Colorado, Kathryn Tatum finds inspiration from on high in the Rockies. Through her mixed-media techniques and use of interference paint, Tatum reveals the subtle nuances of texture, shape, and light of the San Juans.

Salt Lake City, Utah artist Joseph Toney is fueled by the vastness of America’s mountain west; his illustrative painting style reimagines those landscapes.

Toney’s painstaking attention to detail creates abstracted memory-scapes represented in complex murals and studio works.

Tellurado Studio

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The Tellurado Studio is featuring the adventurous fine art of Markus Pierson.

Pierson explores a mythic narrative with his Coyote series, each piece symbolic of wanderlust and living beyond boundaries. The protagonists of these hand-embellished prints are the Coyotes: enigmatic figures searching for the next big adventure.

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery is featuring the artwork of MD Famous Artist, an exhibit that includes new studies of Telluride’s Main Street, as well as the Telluride Transfer Warehouse.

MD is based in Ophir, CO and has been making art in the Telluride region for decades.

The show also features selected works by local artist Katy Parnello.

Telluride Truffle

Telluride Truffle is featuring fine artisan chocolates alongside Ulla Originals, a collection of beautifully hand painted chandeliers.

Stop by the store for a local experience in which culinary craftsmanship meets decadent desserts.

Tony Newlin Gallery

The Tony Newlin Gallery is featuring the nature and wildlife photography of Tony Newlin.

This season the gallery is excited to present five New Release photographs captured this past year: Aspen Mist, Beach Bum, Room with a View, The Sheriff, and Tranquility.

Wilkinson Public Library

Telluride Arts is presenting a Wilkinson Public Library exhibition: by Caroline Schnetzler. Left-handed, right-brained. Schnetzler grew up in the city of Chicago, but fell in love with Telluride the moment she arrived for a summer visit.

Three months later, Caroline was calling Telluride her home.

And now, her muse.

Schnetzler started painting in high school. Her growing love and passion for self-expression led her to pursue a degree — and now a career — in the arts. Having the inspiration and freedom to be whoever she wants to be on canvas is a gift Schnetzler is very grateful to be able to share with the world.

WOOF! Telluride

Home of Gondogola, WOOF! Telluride (formerly Kamruz Gallery) has a new location on 307 E Colorado Ave.

WOOF! Telluride features photography by Mary Kenez and art by local painters who capture the spirit of Telluride and Southwest Colorado.

The gallery hosts unique and humorous creations that represent the ever-so-active, hippy-happy, and sometimes a bit quirky Telluride lifestyle.

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