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. January 2019
Ah Haa School for the arts
Artists Chris Miller and Craig Childs will be debuted at the Ah Haa Annual New Year’s Eve Gala, and then featured for the month of January.
Chris Miller was born in California and studied studio art in various colleges, including Fort Lewis College and CU. Chris focuses on landscapes and abstract work. Over the years Chris has studied at Ah Haa and Anderson Ranch. This is his first solo exhibition.
Craig Childs is an Arizona native now living in western Colorado. Winner of the 2009 Rowell Art of Adventure Award, he is part deep traveler, part writer who focuses on natural sciences, archaeology, and journeys into the global wilderness. He is a commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Subjects range from pre-Columbian archaeology to US border issues to the last free-flowing rivers of Tibet and Patagonia.
Baked in telluride
Baked in Telluride features, "From the top of the San Juan Range". Local climber Jeff channel presents large, spectacular, views of the top of our world in his photographs. Stop by for cookies, coffee and conversation.
Oil & Forge Co. handcrafts antique spoons into Rings and Necklaces. Originally founded in Dana Point, California, Oil & Forge Co. found its inspiration for building and restoring unique pieces of work with good tale through the old, tall ships that were at berth in the Dana Point harbor. From one of a kind motorcycles to antique cars came handcrafted rings made from .925 sterling silver and pure solid 18k gold. Currently being forged in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains in the small mining town of Telluride, every purchase from Oil & Forge Co. enters you to win a restored and custom-built motorcycle from us. We hope to make one of our customers' dreams come true. We’re in Telluride to write the next chapter of our story and continue handcrafting motorcycles, antique cars, and producing some of the world's most unique jewelry.
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.
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Katy Parnello's newest collection, Visceral grew from a desire to create space for her family. Realizing on a deeper level the importance of environment, she created a comforting and inspiring room that provides strength, support and a reminder of what is possible. Her stand-alone pieces can be hung on walls or incorporated into the architecture of a building to further support and encourage the sensory experience of life.
Kamruz Gallery presents photography by local photographer Mary Kenez.
LA COCINA DE LUZ
Katie Kurtz is an emerging artist from Telluride, Colorado. She finds most of her inspiration from close to home as a mother of two boys and from her mountain town surroundings. She paints both landscapes and figurative in different settings. Her medium is oil and acrylic on both canvas and paper. This latest series, “Dog On A Couch”, is about the many ways her boxer would be transformed on her favorite couch at different times of the day. She tries to capture the many personalities of her boxer through expression and color. The gold Victorian couch is her favorite place. This series is acrylic on paper.
Lustre Gallery will present a special collection of hand-made jewelry by AARONHENRY. Aaron’s jewels range from intricately cast aspen leaves to gorgeous gemstones expertly arranged. Aaron’s accolades include Spectrum, Niche, Signity and Diamonds Today awards. Several AARONHENRY pieces have also been used in the marketing efforts of the World Gold Council, the GIA, De Beers and the California Jewelers Association. His jewelry has appeared in industry and consumer magazines including Vanity Fair, Town & Country, Millionaire and InStyle. Jewelers Quarterly Magazine has also named Mr. Furlong as a ‘Designer of the 21st Century’.
MIXX PROJECTS + ATELIER
"We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not." - John Wesley Powell
From O’Keefe, to Abbey, to the ancient petroglyphs that pepper the red rocks of the desert, the dramatic landscapes of the American Southwest have long been fertile ground for creativity and artistic exploration. Leading the first group of white men down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, John Wesley Powell poignantly captured the sense of wonder one experiences when first exploring the canyons, mountains, and sweeping expanses of desert that characterize this part of the country. But along with thrill of the new, the other treasure of the Southwest is its wealth of history, embedded in both the cultural fabric of the region and the very rock formations that comprise the landscape, intricately carved by geological time.
We are pleased to showcase three very different artists whose work represents the confluence of discovery and tradition that defines our unique corner of the world. Santa Fe-based Ellen Koment’s tactile encaustic paintings capture the striking pigments of the desert in fresh, contemporary abstractions. Durango, CO resident Ray Phillips crafts complex mixed media pieces that, while paying direct homage “wild west” imagery, also lead the viewer through the intricate and thoughtful maze of referential materials embedded in the layers of his work. And finally, one of our newest represented artists, Stephanie Del Monte brings a modern eye to the timeless art of weaving, creating stunning tapestries that evoke both the natural world and the rich history of traditional crafts.
For Nectar Arts’ debut Art Walk, they will feature a show compiled of seven local female artists, “local.original.community.artisan.liason”. Works will be featured by: Ally Crilly, Brittany Anne Miller, Melissa Leigh Friedman, Michelle Montague, Sue Hill Designs, No Mind Mala (Hansa Devi), and Luciblue (Alyssa Flewelling).
Picaya will feature local artists and jewelers, such as Ashley Dove, Colleen Thompson, David Rec, Virginia Howard, and Debi Smith- to name a few. Come by and sample some organic snacks while supporting local artists.
SLATE GRAY GALLERY
Slate Gray Gallery presents Dualities, by Arizona-based and contemporary artist Niki Woehler. Woehler works with a variety of lines, layers, and textures, drawing inspiration from objects ravaged by nature and perspectives skewed by the influence of the elements. The longer that something stands the tests of time, the more interesting it becomes to Woehler, sparking an idea that later transforms into a thematic power. Her emerging work garners depth and passion not only in the profound elegance of her growing technique, but also in the striking presence of emotion and character told through bold textures and colors. In Dualities, Woehler will be featuring two different types of works: organic, textural canvases and high gloss resins that often resemble stone scattered with minerals.
“Never did I guess that when I began to travel the world to ride horses in different countries and cultures would my passion for the horse bring me success in the studio. What amazes me most about the partnership with a horse is that they allow us on their backs, but that is exactly what creates the tension in my paintings; the partnership between equine and human. The images are larger than life yet intimate, and hopefully capture the beauty and power and grace of the horse, yet the horses are bitted and bound with reins. The human factor is always present, but never within the frame except perhaps a suggestion, like a caressing hand... It is the special agreement and the spirit of both which make the paintings shine with light and life.” – Nancy B. Frank, Featured Artist
TELLURIDE ARTS HQ GALLERY
Telluride Arts’ HQ gallery presents, Moons, a solo exhibit by painter Ally Crilly. In her exhibit, Crilly explores her relationship with the moon and its power. The beauty, the pull, and the altered state it puts her in. She is particularly curious about indigenous cultures’ respect to the moon. Crilly loves the names given to the different moons by different cultures. She is also learning to love painting portraits. “I find a human with a moon so beautiful and these portraits will try to convey the magic of the moon and our relationship to it.” For Crilly, painting is how she can best tell the truth. It is a messy, unpredictable process. “When the flow is happening, I know I’m supposed to paint. When it’s not, it’s excruciating. I’m learning to paint regardless and wait for the moments that it makes sense in, and just ride the rest of them out. I’m also learning to do this in my life. Art has to surprise me in some way for it to interest me.”
TELLURIDE GALLERY OF FINE ART
Telluride Gallery is pleased to present Tilt in Time with Tony Berlant featuring 23 works from 2010-2018.
Berlant has honed his unique process of combining photo printed metal and found tin into vibrant, dynamic assemblages for over 50 years. His bold explorations of color, memory and landscape have brought him into the permanent collections of the Whitney, Smithsonian, MOMA, Art Institute of Chicago, Hirshhorn, MOCA LA and many more. Join us for an artist reception and talk with Tony Berlant on December 28th from 5-7.
THE TURQUOISE DOOR GALLERY
The Turquoise Door Gallery is pleased to welcome back Colorado painter, Nicholas Reti. On display are 20 of his oil on canvas landscape paintings, many focusing on Telluride, including winter views of the valley floor, Town of Telluride and Wilson Peak.
Nicholas is just returning from showing at the prestigious "Young Guns" Coors art show in Denver.