Sponsored by the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities, the First Thursday Art Walk is a once-a-month opportunity for galleries, studios, and retail stores to strut their considerable stuff. The meet-and-greet takes place all day until 8 p.m. October 7 marks the final Art Walk of the 2010 season. Among the venues not to miss:
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, 130 E. Colorado Avenue, hosts an artists' reception, 5:30 – 7 p.m. featuring encaustic artists Rebecca Crowell and Shawna Moore, and includes a wine tasting with Wine Mine at Pacific Street Liquors.
Stronghouse Studios, 283 South Fir Street, is pleased to host an opening reception for painter Meredith Nemirov. "Walking Among the Trees: Mapping the Aspen, is a body of work the artist created during her residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Later this month, the Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 – October 20, 6 – 9 p.m., the artist leads a course at Ah Haa: "Georgia O'Keefe in Watercolors."
Ah Haa School for the Arts, 300 South Townsend, featuring a one-woman show of images by Charlotte Jorgensen in the Daniel Tucker Gallery, glasswork by Marty Langion in East Gallery. More work by Ah Haa artists who studied with Robert Weatherford, La Cocina De Luz, 123 East Colorado Avenue.
Lustre Gallery, 171 S. Pine, hosting a trunk show featuring the jewelry of Jessica Fields. Fields creates updated classics inspired by history, especially Greco-Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, Art Nouveau. Her newest line, the Cartouche collection, looks back to ancient Egypt. The artist also creates a touted bridal line.
For more on Art Walk, go to http://www.telluridearts.org.