Artists present paintings, sculptures at Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival in Breckenridge
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If you go
What: Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
Where: N. Main St. at Wellington, Breckenridge
Cost: Admission is free
More information: Visit www.mountainartfestivals.com
Among the pool of talent present at the Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival in Breckenridge this weekend are two artists who offer two individualized extremes — abstract oil paintings and realistic bronze sculptures.
Abstract painter Kevin Zuckerman, of Albuquerque, N.M., uses colors in his work that explode right in your face — and that’s his goal. Zuckerman was born in St. Louis and grew up in Japan, Thailand and Greece. He returned to the United States, living first in Washington, D.C., and then Chicago and now lives and works in New Mexico.
He is a multifaceted artist, having mastered many mediums, from oil painting (his primary medium) to sculpture in bronze, pastel and watercolor. He has also worked in many styles along his journey as an artist, from classical to total abstraction to the place he has now arrived. Utilizing and integrating all the various techniques and ideas he has collected and invented along the way, Zuckerman brings something fresh and unique to the art world.
Zuckerman’s work is found in the Albuquerque Art Museum collection, as well as in the New Mexico State Capitol Collection on permanent display. He has done artwork for Hollywood films, and his work is in public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe.
Producing lifelike sculptures, Ben Foster heads Ben Foster Bronze, in Lander, Wyo., founded in 1996. The company began by creating desktop sculptures of wildlife, marine and fly-fishing themes and progressed into monumental sculpture designs.
With an intense passion to meet his customers’ needs and dreams, Foster has designed monumental sculptures and special bronze pieces for collectors, developments, corporations, universities, schools, municipalities, war memorial parks and heads of state. Foster has been featured in many one-man shows, group exhibitions and select-juried exhibitions across the country, as well as magazines such as Southwest Art, Wildlife Art, Sporting Classics, Private Air, Fly Rod and Reel and Dupont Registry.
Foster has become known worldwide for his fly-fishing, wildlife and sea-life bronze sculptures. Because of Foster’s love for fishing and the outdoors, he is able to capture grace and movement in each sculpture.
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