The Telluride Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends.
Nineteen venues host receptions from 5-8 pm 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 5-8 pm.
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Current Show Descriptions. October 2019
Ah haa school for the arts
The Ah Haa School is having a preview of the bras created for the annual BRAvo Auction and Fundraiser. Members of the community have let their bra designs run wild. The Telluride men who strut these creations on the New Sheridan Bar during the live auction are just as uninhibited. The money raised goes directly towards the San Miguel Resource Center, a local nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in our community, and Bosom Buddies, a breast cancer support group for southwestern Colorado.
AVEDA is featuring works by Kellie Day. The works combine a spray paint foundation with layers of delicate collage and illustration to capture the quick movements of songbirds. Origami paper and gold details are used to express their delicate wings. Kellie is a mixed media painter and art educator for Golden Paints. She has licensed her work for The North Face, Trader Joe’s greeting card line, Alpinist Magazine, and more.
Baked in telluride
Baked in Telluride is featuring works by mountaineer and photographer, Jeff Channell. The photographs in this series, “Tops of the San Juans” were taken after a long climb up the mountain range.
Christie’s Real estate
Christie’s Real Estate is featuring works by Daniel Kanow. Making art for Daniel is a meditation, drawn from deep places of emotion that tell personal and universal narratives of fear, pain, love and beauty. His process is dynamic and he invites the viewer to immerse themselves into their own stories so that the artwork may create a personal resonance.
Daniel Kanow lives in Telluride, Colorado with his family. He is the Visual Arts Department Head at the Telluride Mountain School. Concurrently, he is pursuing his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the Academy of Art University in CA. Art, family, wilderness, and teaching are his anchors for inspiration and motivation, enlarging his horizons of creativity and opportunity.
Join Crossbow Leather at their Grand Opening Party to celebrate their new shop location. The crew of Crossbow Leather Artisans have put together a brand new, one-of-a-kind line of leather goods for this special day. Enjoy a tour of the workshop, where all the leather products are handcrafted, and ask any leather questions you may have to the artisans who make it all.
Elinoff Gallery carries a museum quality art collection, including works from some of the most celebrated names in the history of art. From Monet to Pissarro to Warhol, their fine art collection covers Impressionist works c.1860 - 1880 through the Pop art period of the 50’s and 60's. They also have lithographs, drawings, and etchings.
Engel & Völker Real Estate
Engel & Völkers is featuring the intricate ceramic works by Laurie Roddick. She creates small modern tables with vivid imagery of the wilderness. Each tabletop contains a rich tapestry of color, wildlife, and nature-inspired designs. Some designs are elegantly simple, while others require over 60 different ceramic glazes. Every handmade table is a unique work of art that takes a long time to create, and is so sturdy it can be treasured for generations. Thirty-five percent of the artist's proceeds of each sale is donated to benefit wildlife conservation, both regionally and globally.
Telluride Arts Gallery 81435 will be featuring the work of Denver-based artist Trine Bumiller during the months of October and November. Bumiller’s art explores the relationship between memory and experience through paintings that connect abstraction and the environment. Part of the exhibition will include Bumiller’s newest series, Monumental, 129 oil paintings of American national monuments portrayed in hues of pink.
Gold Mountain Gallery
Gold Mountain Gallery is featuring work by Kira Frencho, a modern impressionistic oil painter who has training in Russian Impressionism and Western Tonalism. Kira creates spaces through scope, scale, color palettes and subject matter. She paints what she knows: the land, the people, and the culture of the west - Montana in particular.
Kamruz Gallery features photography from Mary Kenez and local painters that capture the spirit of Telluride and Southwest Colorado.
LA COCINA DE LUZ
La Cocina de Luz is featuring artist, Shauna Tewksbury. Her works are the result of an ongoing exploration of combining images with layering of encaustic medium. Shauna uses a flatbed scanner as her camera. She is fascinated by the relationship of highly detailed parts of an object in contrast to the softness created by what falls out of focus. The encaustic medium adds depth and connects new photographic methods, such as scanned and digital images, to the past.
Lustre is featuring works by Joanna Chrysohoidis. Joanna creates abstract paintings on canvas, which are painstakingly detailed with layer upon layer of acrylic paint and color. Lustre is showcasing her newest collection entitled, “Abundance Series”. Joanna describes her work on these paintings, “I find myself in perfect alignment with my inner being. I have feelings of pure joy, exhilaration, and clarity of mind. They come out from the deepest part of my soul or inner being. I am in a deep meditative state. The energy just flows all over the canvas.”
MIXX PROJECTS + ATELIER
MiXX projects + atelier will be showcasing local talent, including work from perennial favorites, Meredith Nemirov and Britt Bradford, as well as work by new artist (and MiXX team member) Edith Willey. Their three very different styles are an amazing example of the creative diversity that can be found in this far-flung place we’ve chosen to call home. Stop by the gallery to celebrate this artistic community and close out the summer season.
Picaya is featuring works by talented local artists.
SLATE GRAY GALLERY
Slate Gray presents Mosaic, an exhibit featuring Alexandra Eldridge of Santa Fe and Jenn Dewey of Amulet Arts in Ridgway, CO. Eldridge’s work is deeply poetic, often portraying her vast mysticism and exploring the inner landscape of the human subconscious. Inspired by the philosophies and work of Carl Jung and William Blake, Eldridge is well known for her establishment for the arts, Golgonooza, based upon Blake’s visionary city of art. Eldridge’s most recent photo based works will be on view for the opening reception.
Local jewelry designer and goldsmith, Jenn Dewey, will share a selection of her ethnic jewelry and textile collections from her recent travels throughout Southern Morocco. A student of ethnic arts, symbolism, and the intersection of cultural influences, Jenn’s Moroccan collection will include antique, vintage and new jewelry, tribal and urban adornments, protective amulets, handcrafted judaica, designs by renowned Moroccan artisans and traditional Tuareg silversmiths, functional vintage wovens, unique decor items, and more. Jenn designs and makes custom jewelry with FAIRMINED certified and recycled noble metals, ethically sourced and vintage gems, and is the owner of Amulet Arts Studio/Gallery in Ridgway, CO.
TELLURIDE ARTS HQ GALLERY
Telluride Arts HQ Gallery will be featuring a community exhibit, An Exhibition of Broken/Mended Parts during October and November. Telluride Arts put out an open call for entries of x-rays, as well as optional small artifacts, short stories, poems, etc. that tell the story of how “you broke and/or got back together”. Nearly 30 submissions were received and will be displayed, representing a full range of injuries and procedures. The narrative told through these portraits of our broken insides is a unique, and sometimes dark, reflection of the lifestyles we choose to live.
TELLURIDE GALLERY OF FINE ART
Telluride Gallery presents the artwork of Johannes Girardoni, Australian born, American sculptor and installation artist. Girardoni explores the limits of perception through material and light using resin, aluminum, LEDs and refrequencing sound. His works convey an otherworldly sensory experience of light, sound and performance.
Girardoni’s art has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, including in the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy, the Ludwig Museum, Germany, The Harvard Art Museum and many more. As part of the Original Thinkers roster, Girarodni has a dual role, creating a wildly cool installation at Deep Creek Mine as well as in the gallery setting. The artist will be in attendance during Art Walk.
THE TURQUOISE DOOR GALLERY
The Turquoise Door Gallery is featuring paintings by Gregory Packard. Growing up with a love for drawing, Gregory's first painting experiences happened in college. He eventually studied with notable artists, including Robert Moore, Delbert Gish, Robert Johnson, and Ovanes Berberian. For Gregory, painting is a way of life — he is a father, husband, and painter. Each of the three nurtures each other.
Tony newlin Gallery
The Tony Newlin Gallery is featuring the nature and wildlife photography of Tony Newlin including new release images, Yellow Brick Road, Winter Aspens, and Spring Hillside. The gallery will also be featuring the functional sculptural artwork of James Vilona, which he refers to as “jewelry for your home”.