Sponsored by the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities, the survey of Telluride’s fine art scene known as the First Thursday Art Walk ends with a bang for the winter season on April Fool’s Day, Thursday, April 1. Locals and guests are invited to visit galleries, studios, arts organizations, even a few eateries to check out the abundant talent. Retail outlets also stay open late until 8 p.m.
Free Art Walk brochures, available at any participating venue (plus hotels and coffee shops) offer a self-guided map of the participating establishments.
A survey of April events is as follows:
Ah Haa School for the Arts, 300 South Townsend
Daniel Tucker Gallery: Adam Field, Pottery. Much of the carving on his work was informed by the pattern languages found in indigenous fiber art, such as Hawaiian tapa, Incan cordage and Zulu basketry.
East Room Gallery: Audrey Leigh Mann, Photography.
This work features photographs from the artist’s months on the open road, traveling from Maine to California, and everywhere in between.
La Cocina De Luz, 123 East Colorado Avenue: Writer-musician-actor Sean McNamara shows his original oil paintings of life in the Bahamas and horses.
Lustre, an Artisan Gallery, 171 S. Pine: Hosts a trunk show featuring the jewelry of Todd Reed, known for his innovative use of raw and colored diamonds. All of Reed”s pieces are hand fabricated in his Colorado studio. The gold used in Todd’s work is recycled and all of the diamonds are purchased through reputable sources including many eco-friendly locations
Sapsucker Studios, 299 S. Spruce Street: Is proud to open a one-woman show featuring sculptor Adrienne Lent, a Telluride local who moved to town form New Orleans in the wake of Katrina. (See related post for details.)
Schilling Studio Gallery, 151 S. Pine: Presents “The Emperor’s New Art,” an exhibition of what’s what.
Stronghouse Studios, 283 South Fir Street: “We Were Once One”, assorted works by Kevin Gillette II “fluidly melting color with emotion.”
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, 130 E. Colorado Ave: Hosts a solo exhibition, 28 new oils by figurative painter Malcom “Skip” Liepke, an artist known for his lush use of paint and color, and emotional intimacy.