Telluride Arts Presents February Art Walk (Shows Up Through The Month)!

Telluride Arts’ Art Walk takes place Thursday, February 1. Participating venues are open 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. 

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 Slate Gray.

Go here for more about Art Walk in general.

Venues Hosting Art Walk Receptions:

Ah Haa School for the Arts
Atelier
BELLA Fine Goods
Between the Covers/Bruno
The Cabins at Mountain Village
Camp Bird
Citizens State Bank
Crossbow
Elinoff & Co.
Forest Creatures
The Gordon Collection
La Cocina de Luz
Mixx Projects + Atelier
Mum
Rinkevich Gallery
Sit Stay Shop
Slate Gray Gallery
Tellurado Studio
Telluride Arts HQ East
Telluride Arts HQ West
Wilkinson Public Library
WOOF! Telluride
Workshop

Ah Haa School for the Arts:

In February, Ah Haa School for the Arts presents an immersive auditory poetry experience, “In Their Own Words,” in the Daniel Tucker Gallery. Recordings of poems, spoken words, songs, and stories by local and regional poets will be accessible via headset.

 

Visitors to the gallery will be able to lose themselves in the intimacy of each artist’s spoken voice. Poets featured “In Their Own Words” range from high school students to multi-published authors.

Join Ah Haa during Art Walk where Zoey Benally, Daiva Chesonis, Suzanne Cheavens, Tina Deschenie, Art Goodtimes, Payton Miller, Isabel Morgan, Michael Thompson, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and current Poet Laureate of San Miguel County, Joanna Yonder share their words, messages of empowerment, beautiful observations and vivid memories.

Visitors to Ah Haa’s second floor can view Telluride Arts Small Grant recipient Trang Pham’s latte art portraiture project, “People of Telluride.”

Trang first dabbled with drawing people in her coffees back in 2013 and, before she moved away from Telluride in November 2015, she had amassed about 85+ portraits. Her “People of Telluride” project is a way of showcasing some of the lovely faces of people she’s met along the way that has made this little town feel extra homey. View her caffeinated portraits at Ah Haa School for the Arts, as well as on her Instagram page, @peopleoftelluride.

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.

Bella Fine Goods:

BELLA Fine Goods is pleased to showcase Rebecca Pashia and Annamaria Cammilli.

Join BELLA Fine Goods for the February Art Walk as they present contemporary artist Susan Eddings Perez and the iconic Italian jewelry brand, MATTIOLI.

Susan Eddings Perez is an award-winning interior designer and artist. Her work can be found internationally in corporate installations as well as private residential collections. As an interior designer, she recognizes the impact large-scale art can have on a space and has a passion for working with clients to create custom pieces. While each piece is signed and titled on the back, a subtle plaster square is incorporated into her art and serves as her signature.

Step into the alluring world of Italian excellence and explore the craftsmanship and sophistication of Torino’s iconic jewelry brand, MATTIOLI. Experience exquisite luxury creations in diamonds, gold, and gemstones that tell the story of heritage, artistry, and passion.

Between the Covers/Bruno Cafe:

Between the Covers Bookstore is featuring local Telluride artist Judy Haas.

Judy has been a professional artist since 1985, showing her work nationally and internationally.

Inspired by the “Art of Rock” all of her dazzling posters are embellished with imported Swarovski crystals, diamond dust, and/or hand cut paper.

This January, with guest curation by MiXX projects + atelier, Bruno’s show “Cowboy Coffee” features artwork by David Kammerzell and Rachel Paxton, two painters inspired by the lore and history of the American West.

Denver-based Kammerzell references vintage photographs of real cowboys and actors from early Western films, creating second lives on canvas for lesser-known gunslingers and outlaws. Paired with vintage wallpaper patterns, surrealist visuals, and pop art palettes, Kammerzell’s subjects feel unstuck in time, straddling a dreamlike space between past and present.

Inspired by a cross-country road trip that took her to the expansive landscapes west of Colorado’s Front Range, Paxton’s work spotlights another bygone icon from the American West – the independent motels that thrived in the heyday of Route 66. Her paintings place these now-quiet institutions in graphic imaginary landscapes, elevating them beyond kitsch and breathing new life into spaces forgotten by time.

The Cabins at Mountain Village:

These 11 private gondolas cabins, transformed into public art and dining spaces, feature local and regional artists’ work in the heart of Mountain Village Plazas.

Camp Bird:

This February Art Walk, Camp Bird Hats is featuring Fox + Stag Creations by Ashley Shupp.

Telluride local, Ashley, up-cycles quilts into hooded long jackets and cropped coats. She will have samples of her work and will be taking custom orders.

Citizen’s State Bank & Telluride Library:

Citizens State Bank and Wilkinson Public Library are featuring Ridgway-based artist, Kellie Day.

Kellie’s untamed spirit and connection with nature is reflected in her Colorado-inspired, mixed-media paintings. With a background in fighting forest fires, surveying in Alaska with a chainsaw and grizzly bear rifle at her side, and mountain-climbing around the world, Kellie is passionate about sharing the freedom and energy of the wildness of Colorado with her viewers.

Often beginning with spray paint, or wild lines created with a paint syringe, Kellie captures the energy of the local mountains, animals and forests through collage and acrylic on large canvases. With pieces of Sufi poetry, old romance novels, handmade stamps and more, she elaborates on powerful scenes and brings them to life with textures and vibrant color palettes. Her paintings are always a treasure hunt, filled with unexpected elements.

Kellie’s artwork has been used by corporations such as Trader Joe’s, The North Face, Alpinist Magazine and Alpine Bank. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Colorado. Kellie’s art can be found in the permanent collections of corporate healthcare facilities, and around the world in private collections.

Find her piece, “Illuminated,” on the front cover of the winter gallery guide!

Crossbow Leather:

This February, Crossbow Leather is featuring local artist, Sarah Fox.

Sarah has been a critical member of the Crossbow team for the past two years. As their most senior hat shaper, Sarah showcases her unique style through custom embroidery and feather plumes. Drawing inspiration from nature and birds, she combines her extensive knowledge and creative passion into one-of-a-kind wearable art.

Sarah will be set up making custom hat feather plumes and offering free small embroidery during the February Art Walk.

Come dress up your hat and hangout with one of Crossbow’s favorite hat shapers.

Elinoff & Co.:

Elinoff & Co. is featuring the art 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 city is a source of inspiration. Through a command of light and movement, Eugenio takes the ordinary trappings of urban settings — cityscapes depicting crowds of people shuffling through a brightly-lit street — and transforms the scene into something grander.

Forest Creatures:

Hanging sculptural mandalas by local artist, John Kirk Drogsvold now hanging as public art in Mountain Village.

The Gordon Collection:

The Gordon Collection specializes in Native American jewelry, weavings and arts. 

La Cocina De Luz:

La Cocina de Luz is hosting a group art show titled “Flowers, Trees, and, Mountain,”n featuring 15 artists from around the Western Slope.

The exhibition is a compilation of paintings, photographs, drawings, and mixed media as each artist has interpreted the theme in their own unique way to provide an exciting array of talent and perspective.

Contributing artists include Daniel Kanow, John Richter, Jeff Channell, Mona Taylor, Brittany Miller. Joanna Kanow, Steve Green, MD, Sergio Gonzales, Lawrence Giles, Sofia Phelps, Lydia Hagan, Sue Gustafson, Michael Wyszynski, and Jennifer Rose.

MiXX Projects + Atelier:

This February, MiXX atelier’s show, “Confetti Western,” features artwork by Mitch McGee, David Kammerzell, Geoffrey Gersten, and Mark Andrew Allen. Drawing on media and a blend of history and cultural nostalgia, these four artists each put their own unique spin on the tropes of Western Americana, transporting the Wild West through time and into the contemporary conversation.

Informed by his dual backgrounds in woodworking and graphic design, Mitch McGee creates flawlessly executed paintings on hand-cut layered birch that draw on mid-century pop iconography and comic book cowboys.

In David Kammerzell’s exquisite oil portraits a familiar cast of cowboys and girls enter unexpected narratives that soften the boundaries of time and place.

Through paint and collage, Mark Andrew Allen’s mixed-media works take the historic Wild West characters of his native Texas and centers them in a contemporary lens informed by the pioneers of Pop Art.

Finally, Geoffrey Gersten’s oil paintings are a poignant study in contrast, juxtaposing black-and-white photorealism and figures from a bygone era with modern patterns and palettes informed by that same Pop Art tradition.

Mum:

Public art sculpture by Lisa and Robert Ferguson, comprised of over $1,000 pennies in Mountain Village’s Conference Center Plaza.

Rinkevich Gallery:

Rinkevich Gallery is featuring the abstract painting of long-time local Margaret Rinkevich.

The Rinkevich Gallery is one of Mountain Village’s premier art venues, and also presents a unique selection of traditional, tribal sculpture along with small works, works on paper, jewelry, and scarves.

Second Chance’s SIT…STAY…SHOP!:

Second Chance Humane Society’s Sit, Stay, Shop! will exhibit the beautiful textile work of Michele Foote, a 34-year Telluride local and retired Telluride Elementary School teacher.

Foote’s bags and purses are one-of-a-kind, and are made from up-cycled textiles she gathers from thrift stores, the Free Box and samples and scraps of designer fabrics. She will also be exhibiting her animal bags made out of repurposed wool sweaters.

Slate Gray Gallery:

In February, Slate Gray is featuring from “Darkroom To Digital: Jerry Uelsmann, Maggie Taylor, and Topher Straus.” 

This exhibition highlights the various ways in which three artists transform photographs into unique and exceptional works of art.

The late Jerry Uelsmann, known as the “Father of Photoshop,” is remembered and respected for his application of multiple exposures utilizing traditional darkroom technology to create surreal photomontages.

Maggie Taylor’s imaginative and unexpected digital collages are created in Photoshop using images of scanned objects. She has recently begun using AI technology to generate unusual imagery.

Finally, Topher Straus uses photographs as his inspirational departure point to create vibrant digital paintings that are sublimed on aluminum.

Topher will be present for Art Walk.

Tellurado Studio:

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

Pierson explores a mythic narrative in 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 East:

Telluride Arts HQ East is featuring Alyce Levy’s “Saturation,” part of their Winter Wonderland popup exhibition.

This February, Telluride Arts HQ East is featuring “Love Is Love,” a group show in collaboration with Telluride Gay Ski Week featuring local and regional artists Brooke Einbender, Carly Hodes, Christopher Warren, Cie Hoover, Emma Gerona, Seth Berg, and Steven Buetler, amongst others.

Telluride Arts and Telluride Gay Ski Week are thrilled to be teaming up to give queer identifying artists and allies a space to exhibit their work.

Telluride Arts HQ West:

Telluride Arts HQ West is featuring “Magnum Opus,” a show by Britt Bradford and Katy Parnello with Kelsey Trottier.

“Magnum Opus” or “The Great Work” refers to the alchemical process of transmutation of the primal material into the philosopher’s stone. The philosopher stone, or gold in traditional alchemy, is the most refined and valuable substance through which the alchemical process emerges from the crudest. Later, in the Gnostic tradition, this was interpreted not as the transmutation of metal, but of the soul or psyche of the alchemist themself.

Britt received an undergraduate degree in art at the University of Colorado and has trained extensively at the Barcelona Academy of Art and Grand Central Atelier where she learned under master painters in the classical tradition.

Katy Parnello is a self-taught woodworker and elementary electrician. Her latest body of work is inspired by animals and the energy exhibited in old comic books. Combining these two entities, her work strives to depict the power and force that exists in the moment of creation.

Wilkinson Public Library + Citizens Bank:

Wilkinson Public Library and Citizens State Bank are both featuring Ridgway-based artist, Kellie Day.

Kellie’s untamed spirit and connection with nature is reflected in her Colorado mixed- media paintings. With a background in fighting forest fires, surveying in Alaska with a chainsaw and grizzly bear rifle at her side, and mountain climbing around the world, Kellie is passionate about sharing the freedom and energy of the wildness of Colorado with her viewers.

Often beginning with spray paint or wild lines created with a paint syringe, Kellie captures the energy of the local mountains, animals and forests through collage and acrylic on large canvases.

With pieces of Sufi poetry, old romance novels, handmade stamps and more, she elaborates on powerful scenes and brings them to life with textures and vibrant color palettes.

Her paintings are always a treasure hunt, filled with unexpected elements.

Kellie’s artwork has been used by corporations such as Trader Joe’s, The North Face, Alpinist Magazine and Alpine Bank. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Colorado and can be found in the permanent collections of corporate healthcare facilities and around the world in private collections.

Also find her piece, “Illuminated,” on the front cover of the winter gallery guide!

WOOF! Telluride:

Home of Gondogola, WOOF! Telluride (formerly Kamruz Gallery) has a new location at 134 E Colorado Ave.

WOOF! Telluride features photography by Mary Kenez and 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 sometimesquirky Telluride lifestyle.

WORKshop:

Join Amy Schilling and Eunika Rogers at their new studio gallery!

Introducing WORKshop: for enhancement of self and space. Connect, collaborate, celebrate. Multidisciplinary artists whose foundations are nature which they explore in new art forms.

Eunika’s paintings are a collection of Colorado landscapes, figures, and portraits. She creates her art using foraged earth, mushrooms, flowers and local pigments, wax and wine.

Amy’s art explores images and objects, reimagined symbols, and myths from around the world. She creates her work using metals, stones, glass, natural pigments.

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