Breck’s Second Saturdays burst with art
April 9, 2009
This months Second Saturdays art walk is suited for both children and adults.Children will be delighted to see Breckenridges history through the young eyes of kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Breckenridge Elementary. Breckenridge Theatre Gallery presents History Through the Childrens Eyes, which displays more than 200 works of kids art.Adults will find inspiration from a host of artists and their works, displayed throughout galleries in Breckenridge.Resident artist Lisa Rivard opens Fuqua Livery Stable to visitors again to check out her drawings. A Blue River local, she has worked as a professional artist for 26 years, mostly in commercial art for Disney, medical offices, well-known restaurants and more. She will be at Fuqua for the remainder of the year. Currently, shes teaching live figure drawing classes. Ten galleries outside of the Arts District will display new works of art, while others will simply show off the pieces they normally carry.Breckenridge Art Gallery continues its exhibition of contemporary Western paintings by nationally recognized artist Richard D. Thomas and highlights new works by Summit County artist Kate Kiesler. Fox Ridge Fine Art Gallery features Spring into Glass, a display of brightly colored hand-blown glass pieces. Hang Time also jumps into spring with spring works by Ann Weaver and other artists. And J&M Jewelry presents unique and contemporary silver and gold jewelry.Teal Art Gallery has three artists visiting: Alex Tischner, who produced snowboard videos in Breckenridge before he decided to dedicate his time to making modern art from acrylics; Sandy Jackson, who works with patina, or metals that change colors through oxidation; and Renea Menzies, who makes carved oil paintings, in which the colorful paints jut out about an inch from the canvas.Arts Alive Gallery has a new exhibit, Think Summer, portraying the excitement of the upcoming warm weather. The pieces highlight Summit County summers, and they will be on display until June. The gallery donates 40 percent of its sales to the Summit County Arts Council, which promotes arts in Summit.The gallery walk is our attempt to make Breckenridge a more happening art scene, said Brian Raitman, owner of Art on a Whim, which features humorous art. Its a good excuse to get out and see what everybodys hanging at the moment, because they change it up often.
Vicky Jacobs is the featured artist at Arts Alive Gallery. She paints local subjects, from Breckenridge mountain scenes to sailboats on Lake Dillon. Her art conveys reality with a slant toward the whimsical.I try to convey a spirit of happiness through my bright colors, Jacobs said. For my themes, I like to choose interesting visuals of locations where one would like to visit or to be.Jacobs shares her time between Summit County and Naples, Fla.I am constantly looking at my surroundings with a sense of what would make an interesting painting, she said.Lynne Medsker is winding up her time at the Tin Shop. Her mixed media art work gives her purpose in life.It keeps my life in balance, letting me escape the tensions of the everyday world, Medsker said.She blends paint, photographs, metal, clay, paper and found objects to create textural, multi-layered pieces with personality.