Telluride Arts: Holiday Trunk Shows, 2/11 & 2/19

Jeweler and fine artist Betsy Youngquist is currently showing her work alongside Chris Roberts-Antieau’s at Gallery 81435  during the month of February 2017. Telluride Arts is featuring Youngquist’s jewelry work on February 11, 2017 for a Valentine’s Day trunk show, and February 19, 2017 for a President’s Day trunk  show, 12-6 p.m. Stop by for refreshments and gifts for yourself and/or your loved ones. Then head up the road to Telluride Arts HQ for more. (Scroll down for more info.)

 

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From pendants to broaches, in Youngquist’s work, the eyes have it: eyes are the main motif and centerpiece of the artist’s colorfully surrealistic line.They are meant to lend the wearer an additional lens for seeing  – and being seen.

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“I have always been fascinated with the intersection of humans, animals, and mythology. My creative pursuits are centered on exploring those connections. Beads form the backbone of my materials. The colorful, textured, three-dimensional nature of beadwork allows me to explore the world in detail. There is also the history of beads as a ceremonial art material that entices me. Eyes are my narrative center. When I start a piece, I begin with the eyes. Meeting a creature through its eyes, I begin to understand what each character wants to become.”

 

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Additionally, during the February 11 trunk show,  Telluride Arts’ HQ Gallery, located across the street from the Telluride Library, will be featuring Carnal Chocolates, sinfully good and made by Lauren Metzger and Gin Eborn.

Also on display all month long are paintings by Elisa Gomez, and jewelry by Sara Ward and Gogo Borgerding 

Painting by Elisa Gomez

Painting by Elisa Gomez

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Visit here for more info on Betsy Youngquist.

Gallery 81435 is a project of Telluride Arts. Telluride Arts promotes a culture of the arts within the Telluride Arts District, which contains a remarkable concentration of arts and cultural activity that engages artists from around the region and across the globe. For more information find us online at www.telluridearts.org, or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at Telluride Arts. info@telluridearts.org or call 970.728.3930.

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