See Seymour – and much more – in Breckenridge
Celebrities are often spotted in Breckenridge. Sometimes they’re found gliding down the ski trails, taking in the film festival or perhaps as a feature performer at the summer music festival.If you think you spotted Actress Jane Seymour in town, chances are you’re right. Seymour, a film actress, author, philanthropist and world-class mom,todayis also an accomplished painter.Breckenridge Fine Art Gallery (BFAG) is hosting a special showing of her Impressionistic work on Saturday, July 27. Seymour will attend a reception from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. You may view her paintings, most of which are for sale, during the reception. Then many of them will be moved to BFAG’s sister galleries in Vail and Aspen.todayFortunately, many of the artists’ paintings will remain in Breckenridge on display at the gallery and will be for sale.I had the opportunity to view the show as it was being delivered and was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely, lyrical quality to them, albeit some were more accomplished than others. Each of her subjects, whether flowers, gardens or her children, has a personality of their own.todayThe more recent works depict her love of Monet’s gardens in Giverny, France. Working in her preferred medium of watercolors, she has captured the essence of the gardens themselves. Although the show contains originals, there are also more affordable “Giclee” pieces (a French spray ink technique). These are beautifully reproduced on canvas and signed by the artist directly on the print.In viewing her work, I was reminded not only of Claude Monet but also of other well-known artists such as Dufy, Chagall and Matisse. I recommend the show, not only for a chance to meet Seymour and enjoy her delightful impressions, but also to visit one of the most stunning collections of art in Summit County.Owner James Tylich, a well-known Colorado art dealer, has amassed an international array of painters and sculptors. Inside the newly expanded showroom, you will see extraordinary examples of oils, watercolors and bronzes by Russian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and French masters.In fact, those familiar with French art in particular will be treated to work by five generations of the Pissaro family. You can view or purchase original, museum-quality work by Camille Pissaro, as well as pieces by other well-known, widely collected artists.While exploring this wonderful world, be sure not to miss the sculpture by Walt Horton. I especially liked his “Repentance,” a 4-foot bronze of a huge bear, an arrow in its rump and the small Indian boy who made the mistake of engaging the beast.The experience of visiting the BFAG is enhanced not only through its unique collection of artists and their respective work, but also by talking to the knowledgeable staff. The special relationship between Jim Tylich, the dealer, and the artists on view, including the Pissaro family, makes this gallery unique and worth more than one viewing.—When & Where- When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday,- Where: Breckenridge Fine Art Gallery, 421 S. Main St., Breckenridge
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