Telluride's Art Walk: Elaine Fischer Opens Fifth Show @ Stronghouse Studios
A show of new work, her fifth at the Telluride Council for the Arts & Humanities' Stronghouse Studios, by local artist and county commissioner Elaine Fischer opens Thursday, part of the all-day showcase of Telluride's fine art and retail scene, with venues open late until eight. (For further information about what's happening at other locations, go to the TCAH website or call 728-8959 or 728-3930.)
Part of Fischer's growing gifts are genetic. She is the niece of the world-renowned hyper realist Philip Pearlstein, who sculpted in paint. But Fischer's talents were also encouraged and nurtured in a classroom at the Ah Haa School for the Arts. One of Fischer's mentors is Telluride local Robert Weatherford, a master painter with an international reputation, who is represented locally by the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art. A show of Weatherford's expressionistic work is on display for Art Walk at the Ah Ha School for the Arts, 300 South Townsend. A side-by-side comparison reveals the common thread between teacher and student: Weatherford taught Fischer (as he teaches all his students) to paint her feelings about a thing, not the thing itself. The ability to communicate an authentic response to whatever the stimulus is his greatest gift to his students and Weatherford's ultimate legacy.
Watch Clint Viebrock's video for a preview of Fischer's show.
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