Ah Haa June: "Mountains, Paintings By Rob Schultheis"!

Telluride Arts’ Art Walk takes place Thursday, June 1. Participating venues are open 5-8pm, hosting receptions to introduce new exhibits and artists. Throughout the month, the Ah Haa School for the Arts is presenting “Mountains, Paintings by Rob Schultheis.”

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. 

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 Ah Haa (back to 2009).

Go here for more on Telluride Arts’ Art Walk in general.

Mont Cristallo

Rob Schultheis arrived in Telluride in 1973, when the place was still a sleepy mining town, but about to pop as a brand spanking new ski resort. He went on to chronicle once-remote addresses like our town that went kicking and screaming into mainstream. Among his books: “The Hidden West” and “Fool’s Gold,” the latter about the changing face of our box canyon and surrounds.

What was true then remains true now: among the many talented writers in the region, Rob is an alpha male who, starting in 1984, covered the wars in Afghanistan for Time magazine and other major periodicals, while freelancing as a cameraman for the networks. Over the years, Rob has written for The Washington Post, National Geographic, and Outside.

But note bene: Rob the Writer is also Rob the Painter. In fact, as a young man he turned down an art scholarship to college because he wanted to live in the Rockies.

“I have spent much of my life covering the sorrow and horror of war: bombed villages, refugee camps, death and destruction. When I began painting again, I wanted to create a vision of the beauty hidden all around us and to illuminate the present and future.

‘I am drawn to images of mountains, wilderness, wildness, ancient myths and magic resurrected, and the glory that surrounds us, so often unseen.

“My paintings, I hope, offer a glimpse of that saving grace.”

Fantastic Garden


Sufi and bird


The Three Graces


Winter Mountain

Rob’s paintings can be found in collections in Telluride, Santa Fe, Washington, DC, and Kauai, among other venues.

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