The Telluride Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends.
Over twenty venues host receptions from 5pm-8pm on first Thursdays to introduce their new exhibitions and artists. A free Gallery Guide offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days. Gallery Guides are available at participating venues.
Opening receptions are First Thursdays from 5-8pm. (no Art Walk November, December, April and May 2017)
Look for the flags!
Current Show Descriptions. JUNE 2017
Ah Haa School for the Arts – Love Your Valley Exhibition
Love Your Valley is a non-juried show meant to celebrate the Valley Floor and examine Telluride’s relationship to this protected piece of open space. There will be a reception from 5-8 followed by a poetry and dance performance.
The Floor Show, featuring Art Goodtimes, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Elissa Dickson, Telluride Dance Collective, and more.
The Ah Haa School, Telluride Dance Collective, Talking Gourds and some special guests for a collaborative 10th anniversary celebration of the preservation of Telluride’s Valley Floor. Following Ah Haa’s Love Your Valley Art Walk reception. The Floor Show will begin. Spoken word, visual art and dance will flow together as performers delve into our relationships with nature and wilderness.
Baked in Telluride
Artists, Kim Roberts and Lauren Culbertson will be exhibiting their fresh, colorful paintings from Robert Weatherford's studio painting class.
Gallery 81435 – Mircroscapes
Rebecca Harrell’s work is rooted in an interest in evolving landscapes, human interventions with the natural world, and geologic formations. She is interested in the contrast between slowly evolving natural forms and rapidly expanding, urban settings. The result is a visual dialog around scale, source imagery and space. Harrell exaggerates that tension through material and formal choices.
Lustre – Lara Holland
MiXX – Beyond the Lines
MiXX introduces four visual artists Minas Halaj, Peggy Lee, Aondrea Maynard and Meredith Nemirov in the group exhibition ‘Beyond the Lines’. Presenting a diversity of painting practices including Halaj’s alluring portraiture of mixed media featuring vintage floral appliqué, Lee’s geo-organic abstraction, Maynard’s meditative landscape painting, and Nemirov’s idiosyncratic aspen studies, this exhibition highlights the passion and vibrancy of each artist’s practice while celebrating the medium’s ever-changing capacity for perspectives beyond imagination, and the many dimensions of nature that inspires.
Picaya – Nancy Juliana
Originally exploring patterns and weaves with seed beads, she steadily amassed great quantities and varieties of beads. Currently her work incorporates mostly semi precious gemstones and fine metals. In 1992 she opened “Beads and Beyond”, a bead store that grew to be one of the most comprehensive in the region. Eight years later she launched Juliana Designs with her sister.
Slate Gray – GABRIEL TRAVESSER
Gabriel Travesser was born in 1944 and began his artistic career in university when he took a course on wheel throwing. He states that he views the clay as a living creature with a mind of its own, similar to that of a rebellious teenager. Travesser’s motive in his work is to seduce the beauty out of the clay, endeavoring to release the imprisoned visions of the medium. He works with a number of advanced processes, including crystalline glazes, a method first discovered by accident and a process that requires firing for as long as six hours.
Studio G – Margaret Rinkevich
Margaret’s work develops intuitively. It is composed of a confluence of multiple sensations drawn from her own experiential landscape. There is an all-consuming mental grind in the creative process, and her objective is to achieve visually arresting images. The goal in this series is to make the apparently simple relationships of form and color charged with as much force, feeling and meaning as possible.
Telluride Arts HQ Gallery – TELLURIDE TRANSFER WAREHOUSE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS
Three architecture firms, NADAAA, Gluckman Tang Architects and Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis are finalists in a design competition that will result in the transformation of the Telluride Transfer Warehouse into a cultural, architectural, and historic landmark. The project, being spearheaded by Telluride Arts, will result in the restoration of the historic stone exterior, and will provide bright, beautiful spaces to host cultural events in the heart of Telluride.
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art and Mountainfilm present Guariglia’s work that seemingly walks the line between painting and photography. Smaller paintings in the gallery consist of portraits of Greenland’s deglaciated mountains The larger more photographic works, are pictures of the calving facade of the Russell Glacier, a land terminating glacier located in Qeqqata, Greenland. The abstract images slowly reveal to the viewer the complex fissures and stress cracks in the 110,000 year old ice. Over the last two decades Guariglia has developed a unique transdisciplinary art practice which often involves collaboration with scientists, philosophers and journalists in order to develop a more informed, holistic, ontological world view.
Telluride Music Co. – Alex Paul: Songwriter
Local musician Alex Paul will be performing three different sets at 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30. Telluride Music Company will be featuring a Preston Thompson 000-12EI guitar.
Tony Newlin Gallery
The Tony Newlin Gallery will be featuring two new release, limited edition images captured this winter in Yellowstone National Park: Frosty Bison and Solace.