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 except November, December and May from 5-8pm.
Current Show Descriptions. JANUARY 2017:
Ah Haa School for the Arts – 300 South Townsend
Each year the Ah Haa School for the Arts selects two artists whose work it features at its New Year’s Eve Gala, followed by a month-long exhibit in the school’s Daniel Tucker Gallery. For 2017, Ah Haa is going big – and small – featuring two of Telluride’s most vivacious artists, Flair Robinson and Christopher Beaver. For the month of January, Ah Haa invites gallery visitors to step into a world of three-dimensional delights featuring the unique work of these two talented and celebrated individuals.
Gallery 81435 – 230 South Fir
Emily Palmquist’s newest series is an intimate observation of the mesa she has inhabited for the passing of nearly three winters. The seasons transform with the interchange of birds and wildflowers, the various state and movement of water, a hen’s first egg and her last feather. Winter leaves the fence lines buried up to their ears slowly emerging with spring. Summer’s leaves turn brown and dry just in time for the winds of fall to blow them bare. The days are stitched together with tracks in the snow, rain clouds pulling low against the valley, and another dead vole at my threshold.
LDGiles at Happy Print Studio – 307 East Colorado, Unit #104
LDGiles at Happy Print Studio presents a new series of select photographic images by Lawrence Giles from recent travels in the UK. Exploring a side of England that may surprise you - sweeping vistas, serene beaches, intimate villages. In large canvas, smaller photo prints and greeting cards created at Telluride’s Happy Print. Happy Print is hidden on the East End in the business complex directly past MiXX.
Lustre Gallery – 171 South Pine
Lustre is featuring Holiday Collections from jewelry designers Todd Reed and Gurhan. Todd Reed is a Colorado designer, forging each piece by hand in his Boulder studio. Internationally acclaimed for his innovative designs, he reinvents the way we wear diamonds. His use of raw, and colored diamonds is elemental with settings in palladium, gold and oxidized silver. Gurhan is a master of hammered 24k gold working in his native Istanbul. The blend of precious metals with ancient bronze talismans and unique jewels tells a story of Silk Road journeys with a contemporary flair. We also feature Gurhan’s silver and gold collection.
MiXX projects + Atelier – 307 East Colorado
Most artists’ journey begins with a pen and paper. As the artist evolves, the paper becomes a landmark to surpass—a transition to a new canvas. This month MiXX will be celebrating a return to paper. Our artists Lisa Kairos, Sheila Giolitti, Katie Heffelfinger, Marco Grassi, and Tina Salvesen are bringing paper back into the spotlight. These artists are paying homage to their roots through their works on paper in a culmination of their independent journeys. Come view each artist's ability to discover the infinite possibilities that using paper as a medium presents--whether it be Lisa's talent in discovering the nuances of hand cut paper, Sheila's incredible control in her application of pen, paint, and pigment, Katie's ability to create depth on a one dimensional surface with her original watercolors, Marco’s expertise in bringing life to the paper through his colorful nudes, or Tina's technique in burying the paper for weeks at a time.
Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery – 209 East Colorado, Unit A
Oh-Be-Joyful will be featuring for December our Holiday Big Painting show. We are showing twenty new and significant landscape paintings by our stable of prominent landscape painters. View at ohbejoyfulgallery.com
Slate Gray Gallery – 209 East Colorado, Unit A
Artist Katherine Lott, from Fredericksburg, TX is the most sought after and commissioned artist carried by Slate Gray Gallery. Her modern, abstract art is filled with lines, layers and textures that invade smooth facades, imbuing surface beauty with depth, character, strength and wisdom. Inspired by Southwest horizons & Aspens of the mountains, Katherine has become very popular amongst homeowners and interior designers. Katherine Lott has been creating and exploring from a very young age. Her creative instincts precede all other needs or wants in her everyday life, and she continually follows this instinct wholeheartedly and without hesitation. Lott works with a number of mediums, including textiles, clay, and paper. She receives her inspiration for her buyers, and derives joy from imagining her pieces in their future homes
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art – 130 East Colorado
TGFA proudly presents new abstracts by Shawna Moore in encaustic, by Catherine Courtenaye in oil, and work by our newest artist, sculptor, Nelson Parrish
Telluride Arts HQ Gallery – 135 West Pacific
Telluride Arts’ HQ gallery in Telluride, CO presents, “Songline,” an exhibit by Stephanie Morgan Rogers featuring her paintings, jewelry, and installations. Songline, named for the mythological Aboriginal calling to follow a mysterious dream track, is a show about Stephanie’s own creative walkabout. “I have embarked on a journey into my own art process and have created imagery that illustrates some significant discoveries along the way.” This allegorical body of work is the continuation of an ongoing theme centered on relationships between land, humans, animals and the great unknown.
The Turquoise Door Gallery – 226 West Colorado
Turqouse Door Gallery will be showcasing new works by Robert J. Franzese of Yosemite, King’s Canyon, Sequoia, and Arches National Parks alongside small works on hand painted fabric by Valierie Levy Franzese.
Wizard Emporium – 126 East Colorado
WE will be featuring Steven Beutler a graphic designer and illustrator from Montrose with a unique vintage influence. His client list boasts names such as Hallmark, Sprint, The Kansas City Star and Little Yellow Bicycle. He’s also created work for high-profile clients Joe Cocker and Paul McCartney. When he's not busy being a perfectionist, you can find him skiing the slopes of Telluride.