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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wanting to share with you this interesting Angel Alert!! story of “River Blues.”Erin Jagels from Abend Gallery in Denver sent in the following.

“Jocelyn, of Frisco, was sitting at a traffic light in March when a package fell down from out of the sky and landed in front of her in the road. Startled, as it continued to move along the road, she realized it was a hazard that could cause an accident. She jumped out of the car and retrieved the package.”Upon arriving home, she was shocked to unwrap it and find an original oil painting. The painting appeared fine, but there were tire tracks across the back! Fortunately, the title of the painting, “River Blues,” the name of the artist, Marin Dobson, and a phone number were on the back, (as well as the retail price of $2,500). “Jocelyn called the number at about 10 p.m., and reached Michael Dobson, who, stunned, thanked Jocelyn and made arrangements to contact her in the morning and pick up the painting. He then woke Marin from a sound sleep to tell her this incredible tale of “River Blues” being found on the side of the highway in Frisco. Equally stunned, Marin realized collectors had taken the painting on approval earlier that afternoon from Abend Gallery in Denver.

“Marin had been participating in a painting demonstration at the gallery for a fundraiser and had met the couple. But how it ended up on the side of the highway in Frisco was a mystery that kept her guessing all through the night. In the morning, Marin waited for a decent hour to call Jocelyn; she’d imagined numerous scenarios trying to make sense of it, all the while glad for the contact information written on back of the painting. It had been the only work she had inscribed with her number.”At 9 a.m., Marin spoke with Jocelyn confirming the paintings’ identity. She thanked her and called Christine Serr, owner of Abend Gallery, to tell her the story. Christine knew the collectors, John and Judy, who own a home in Breckenridge, and called them. John was frantically searching for the painting when Christine reached him and asked, “Is it possible that your painting was found on the highway in Frisco last night?” Relieved the painting had been discovered, they purchased the lost art. After all, it was too good of a story to go untold.”

Since then, Marin and Christine rewarded Jocelyn with an original Dobson painting and are “truly grateful for the good Samaritans who live in Colorado.” Visit Abend Gallery Fine Art at 2260 East Colfax to see more of Marin Dobson and other Colorado Artists or online***We out, looking to the sky for falling objects.

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