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Light and abstract art at Dillon’s first fridays

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This month, Lake Dillon Art Center branches out to include New York artist Joe Patane, while still remaining true to its Colorado culture by showcasing photographer Bob Coller Jewett’s work.

Every first Friday of the month, an intimate local gathering takes place inside La Riva del Lago, and tonight should be no exception.

Patane is a painter, neon and glass artist who earned his bachelor’s in fine art from Alfred University then refined his studies at Pilchuck Glass School and Peland School of Craft. He has been featured at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York and Museum of Neon Art in California.

But that’s just his stats. What’s more personally compelling about him is that he drives around in his 1964 Impala, traveling with his snowboard – that’s his main source of inspiration. To see his work, check out

Jewett has worked as a photographer and photographic printer for more than 25 years, using large format and 35mm film as well as digital images. His work tends toward the abstract, which also includes paintings. He prefers abstract work, as it allows viewers to explore his pieces and make their own discoveries. Three galleries in Denver and one in the Netherlands showcase his creativity.

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