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Eye on the arts: Local artists featured at Breckenridge Art Supply

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Local artist Kathy Brown’s paintings of aspens are on display at Breckenridge Art Supply, located at 201 S. Ridge St. The store displays consignment artwork from Summit County artists on a three- to four-month rotating basis.
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Local artists featured at Breckenridge Art Supply

Local artist Kathy Brown’s paintings of aspens are on display at Breckenridge Art Supply, located at 201 S. Ridge St. The store displays consignment artwork from Summit County artists on a three- to four-month rotating basis.

“Kathy Brown, she has a very different style with her aspens,” said Ashley Kothman, assistant manager. “Apart from just a flat painting, she uses a lot of texture, so that’s something to be said for it.”

Breckenridge Art Supply displays artwork in its back room for purchase, and any full- or part-time local artist is eligible to show work there.

“We’re a partial gallery, we just don’t have any guidelines except to be a local artist,” Kothman said. “We would really like to help out the locals in the store, that’s what we’re trying to do here — give everybody an opportunity for people to see their stuff or have a show. We are open to anything; we are not really strict about what we’ll put up on our walls.”

Artists should email the store at artsupplybreckenridge@gmail.com for more information. Queries should contain information about the artist’s medium, how long they would like the work to be displayed and the number and sizes of pieces to be considered. Breckenridge Art Supply prefers artwork to be priced and ready for sale, including any framing.

Canvas painting party at Frisco Adventure Park

The Frisco Recreation Department is once again offering a canvas painting party after the extremely popular painting parties presented in November and December. The painting party will be offered on Wednesday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge.

Local artist Sheila Trowbridge will guide participants through the painting process. All ability levels are welcome, and at the end, participants will walk away with their very own piece of art. During this class, guests will paint a bike in anticipation of spring and cycling season. Participants 12 and older are welcome. The class fee is $25. Canvas painting parties require no previous experience and all the supplies are provided. Wine, beer and snacks will be available to purchase.

“I think these canvas painting classes have been so popular because word has spread about what a relaxed, unintimidating and creative experience this is,” said Linsey Kach, recreation programs manager for the town of Frisco. “This is a chance to learn and do something unique, whether you are a seasoned painter or have never picked up a brush. And you leave with a completed and beautiful painting, as well as some new skills.”

Registration is available online at http://www.friscorecreation.com. For further information contact Kach at linseyk@townoffrisco.com or (970) 668-2558.

Call to artists for Main Street to the Rockies, other art festivals

Howard Alan Events, producer of award-winning juried art shows, announces a call to artists for festivals on its summer 2014 Colorado tour. Artists are encouraged to apply and take part in this summer’s lineup of juried art shows. Applications are currently being accepted from local, regional and national artists.

Art shows include The Downtown Glenwood Springs Art Festival at Grand Avenue, Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13; Ft. Collins Festival of the Arts at Front Range Village, Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20; 12th annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival, Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27; 27th annual Beaver Creek Art Festival, Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3; and the eighth annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival in Frisco, Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10.

The Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival takes place in downtown Frisco. Locals, tourists and art enthusiasts will have one last opportunity to enjoy the work of new and emerging talent as well as the art of established artists from around the country in one location. Email info@artfestival.com or call (561) 746-6615 for more information.

To learn more about Howard Alan Events and to see a complete list of art shows for 2014, visit http://www.artfestival.com. Applications may be obtained at http://www.artfestival.com and http://www.zapplication.org.

Committee seeks proposals for county exhibition space

The Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee is offering local Summit County artists the opportunity to showcase their work in an exciting, new public exhibition space located in the heart of Summit County at the County Commons Lobby, located at 37 Peak One Drive, Frisco.

The committee is utilizing the County Commons lobby as a public art exhibition space, with the objective to annually add new public art in this exhibition location starting in June 2014. The exhibition site has space limitations and guidelines in terms of size, visibility and other physical requirements, and the committee is looking for artwork in a variety of media from individuals and groups, including two-dimensional visual art, sculpture and installations.

A formal request for proposals will follow. For more information, email summitcountyaec@gmail.com.

‘Modern Masters’ now on display at Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum present “Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery” at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, now through Sunday, June 8.

The exhibition brings together about 70 iconic artworks by more than 40 influential artists from the late 19th century to the present. Drawn from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., one of the finest collections of 20th century art in the country, this exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity to witness the major stylistic developments that shaped the course of modern art. Modern Masters will feature masterpieces by some of the most prominent names in art history, including Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol, as well as one of the finest drip paintings ever created by Jackson Pollock.

“Modern Masters” is curated by Dean Sobel, director of the Clyfford Still Museum. A special exhibition ticket will be required, which will provide access to both Modern Masters at the Denver Art Museum and “1959: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Exhibition Recreated,” a related exhibition at the Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver.

For more information, visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org or http://www.clyffordstillmuseum.org.

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