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Arts and entertainment briefs from Breckenridge, Summit County and beyond

Watercolor artist Emily Wahl at Arts Alive

Watercolor artist Emily Wahl produces art that expresses the intensity and variety found in the world’s sounds, textures and colors. Colorado provides her an inspiring natural environment that feeds her passion to paint landscapes, often plein air. Her many dimensions enable her to capture the moment of wonder and sheer enjoyment of being alive in styles that range from realistic to impressionistic to abstract.

Wahl’s current exhibit at the Arts Alive Gallery is a collection of works full of expression and energy. The artist’s reception for this exhibit is today from 4 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs the month of September.

Arts Alive Gallery is located in the La Cima Mall in Breckenridge, 501 Main St., and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The nonprofit Summit County Art Council sponsors Arts Alive Gallery, a local artists’ co-op. Its mission is to promote visual arts and enhance the cultural life of Summit County. For more information, visit

Second Saturday ArtWalk in Breckenridge

Join the Breckenridge galleries today for their monthly ArtWalk. Second Saturday is a nod to the First Fridays of the great art cities of the United States. This is a social and cultural event that showcases great art and presents an opportunity to visit with and meet new people.

At the Breckenridge Gallery, painter and printmaker Leon Loughridge and sculptor Jim Gilmore are showing their latest works.

Gary Vigen will be at Art on a Whim demonstrating his technique of painting on hand-rolled glass. Watch Vigen shape layers of paint into stunning landscapes with calligraphy quills, knives and other materials. Vigen loves explaining his techniques and the history behind painting on glass; he has been using a new kind of glass with more transparency than he has in the past, while also back painting the glass to achieve new levels of depth. The end results have the ability to transport their viewers back to their favorite place in nature.

Fore more information on the Second Saturday ArtWalks, visit

Hearthstone Wine Dinner benefits FIRC

Hearthstone Restaurant in Breckenridge will host its 20th annual fall Wine Dinner on Tuesday, this year benefitting the Summit County Family & Intercultural Resource Center. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with wine, appetizers and a silent auction, followed by a four-course dinner prepared by executive chef Michael Halpin. The menu features farm-to-table Colorado cuisine paired with wine from Pine Ridge Vineyards in Napa, Calif.; Archery Summit in Willamette Valley, Ore.; and liqueur from Breckenridge Distillery.

Tickets are $100 per person, and the Hearthstone will contribute 100 percent of the proceeds from the ticket sales and the silent auction to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center. Since it began in 1994, the Hearthstone’s Wine Dinners have contributed more than $295,000 to numerous nonprofit organizations in Summit County. The Hearthstone’s goal is to raise $25,000 this year.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call Anita Overmyer at (970) 262-3888, ext. 306.

Ghost town documentary showing in Alma

Today at 7 p.m. at Alma Town Hall, the South Park Historical Foundation will present a special screening of “Ghosts of the West,” a documentary film shot on location in the ghost towns and mining camps of Colorado and the American West.

The event represents the only planned stop in the South Park area on the film’s tour through the state. As the road show culminates a decade-long project for Colorado-based production company Knight Sky Pictures, the filmmakers are traveling with it.

“We could have released the film years ago if we chose to rely solely on archival images of the towns instead of shooting them ourselves,” said writer-director E. S. Knightchilde. “But we felt we needed to actually visit the sites if we were to tell their stories with honesty.”

For more information, visit

Sound immersion in Breckenridge

On Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Meta Yoga Studio, 118 South Ridge St. Suite 5-6 in Breckenridge, nationally known recording artist, educator and author Diane Mandle will perform an intense transformational sound immersion with ancient Tibetan bowls, gongs and percussion to soothe, inspire and awaken the body, mind and sprit. Recently signed with Sounds True, a major distributor of new-age music and books, Mandle will be performing a month of concerts nationally. The concert is designed to relieve stress, enlighten the mind and bring people into a transcendent state of being.

Additionally, she will offer simple, accessible ways of developing and exercising compassion, well-being and peace in families and communities. Audience members will be invited to create and implement a pledge to practice new skills for two weeks and track progress on the Peace Tour Blog. To this end, Mandle will hand out a “Quiet Centering” sound meditation to all who would like it.

Tickets are $25. Bring a mat to lie on. Call (970) 547-YOGA for more information.

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