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Art recognizes mothers Saturday

KEELY BROWNspecial to the daily
Summit Daily/Kristin Skvorc
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If you can’t decide where to take mom for Mother’s Day weekend, why not try a little gallery-hopping?Thanks to the Summit County Arts Council, the whole family can enjoy a Mother’s Day-themed art walk, taking place all day Saturday in Breckenridge and Frisco galleries. The regular Second Saturday Art Walk this month has been decked-out with freebies for mom and grandma, special gift ideas and even events for the kids.Summit County Arts Council special events committee chairman Carol Ann Cardella helped to organize the Mother’s Day art walk festivities at Arts Alive!, the local artists’ co-op gallery in Breckenridge. Arts Alive! moved last Friday to another location in the LaCima Mall, but will be fully-open and ready for the event. Cardella, a fine arts photographer who exhibits at Arts Alive!, hopes the combination of the art walk and the new, larger venue will help create more exposure for the gallery.

“We want locals to know that there is an artist’s co-op in town, where the artwork is more affordable,” said Cardella.To encourage families to come in and see what they’re all about, Arts Alive! is hosting what’s sure to be a highlight of the entire Mother’s Day art walk event: A full English high tea, complete with authentic tea sandwiches and pastries. The special tea will be served free to the public from 4-8 p.m.In addition, the Arts Alive! gallery will be offering freebies throughout the day. Potted pansies will be given away to all moms and grandmas, and local artist Cecelia Eidemiller will be on hand from 5-7 p.m. to make free portrait sketches of your children – the perfect gift for Mom. Frames will be available for purchase as well.And if you’re bringing along the kids, local mom and artist Kris Lee will be doing some sketching demonstrations designed to entertain while you browse.”If you’re wondering what to do with mom and grandma and the kids, it’s a fun adventure for the day,” Cardella said. “And when you’re finished going through all the other galleries, you can come over to Arts Alive! for tea.”

The Huneck Gallery in Breckenridge is having a special sale on all of their prints. Gallery owner Jamie Light said that a large selection of these are animal-themed. “It makes a wonderful gift for Mom, especially if she’s an animal lover,” Light said.For Mother’s Day weekend, the gallery will also offer an assortment of gift items, as well as free refreshments for browsers. Sue and Keith Feldmann, owners of Buffalo Mountain Gallery in Frisco and Hang Time in Breckenridge, will have a selection of Italian charms with Mother’s Day themes and other special gift ideas. “We want to honor the mothers and make the day a little bit more special,” said Sue Feldmann. “We’ll be giving out single roses to moms and grandmas, and we’ll have a lot of things in the galleries like fun jewelry and last-minute gift ideas. And we’ll have some goodies out for our shoppers to chew on,” she added.

Other highlights of this Saturday’s art walk:- The Columbine Gallery in Frisco features contemporary hand-painted jewelry by Sharon Macleod, art clocks by David Scherer and handwoven silk scarves.- The Breckenridge Theatre Gallery has a new show featuring original watercolors by Sandi Bruns and original oil paintings by Sue Skripko and light refreshments.- The Hibberd McGrath gallery in Breckenridge will feature new works by artists Van Runkle and Sang Roberson. – The Diane Harty Millinery in Frisco will have fine-sewn braid millinery hats at a 20 percent discount for mothers.


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