First Friday Artwalk listings for July 3, 2015
Steamboat Springs — Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-4791
Bike, Boats, Balloons is this month’s featured exhibit at the Chief Theater. The weather is warming, and the Yampa is bank full. Summer means Steamboat will host the Riverfest, professional bike racing and the Balloon Rodeo. Join us for George Fargo’s photographic art of kayaks challenging the Charlie Hole, the excitement of a sprint finish on Lincoln and balloons filling the skies. A Perry-Mansfield Host: Summer dancers will be performing throughout the evening at this location.
Circle 7 Fine Art, 1009 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4744
The Circle Seven Fine Art Gallery will feature Mountain Trails this month. Jennifer Baker will showcase her new glass works of colorful mountain scenes and glass-blown flowers. Adam Zabel will showcase his oil paintings of local mountain scenes. A Perry-Mansfield Host: Summer dancers will be performing throughout the evening at this location.
Colorado Group Realty, 509 Lincoln Ave., 970-875-2917
This months featured artist is Kevin Dietrich.
Colorado Partners, 135 11th St.
Rick Meoli is one of today’s contemporary masters of photography. His distinct subjects, style, texture and rustic ambiance has made his work sought-after everywhere in the world.
Beautifully immortalizing the authentic west, Meoli Out West brings out the rugged, but passionate side of this professional photographer.
Creekside Cafe & Grill, 131 11th St., 970-879-4925
Jessica Lobeck will be featured this month. Color, shape, light and atmosphere are the elements which most interest her. In this current group, she utilized the subject of landscape to explore these elements. Lobeck finds inspiration watching the weather as it changes the color and look of the mountains, creating endless permutations.
Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., 970-879-9008
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council’s annual Summer Art Show features the works of Steamboat Springs Arts Council members and includes jewelry, photography, sculpture, paintings, charcoal sketches and more.
Harwig’s/L’Apogee, 911 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1919
“Summer Color” will be this month’s featured theme by artist Deb Babcock. She is showing colorful watercolor paintings of aspens and flower gardens, as well as ceramic art pieces. Be sure to stop by and say hi and enter a drawing for one of her exquisite luminaires. A Perry-Mansfield Host: Summer dancers will be performing throughout the evening at this location.
Images of Nature Gallery, 730 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-1822
Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled the natural world for more than 40 years observing and photographing the Earth’s last great wild places. His work features new releases and the ultimate nature coffee table book, “The Last Great Wild Places.”
SkiTown Computing, 675 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite 3, 970-870-7984
“Unbroken: An Exploration of Steamboat’s Wild Places” is an exhibit that showcases increasing development. Dagny McKinley set out to document and explore the spaces in and around Steamboat where solitude can still be found and the land remains as it did thousands of years ago. A Perry-Mansfield Host: Summer dancers will be performing throughout the evening at this location.
Steamboat Art Museum, 807 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1755
SAM’s summer exhibit features a retrospective of nationally acclaimed local artist, John Fawcett. His masterful works depict western discovery, ranch life and animals and their relationship to the humans who care for them. They are an impressive reflection of local history and the ranching community as only a true westerner can interpret.
Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln Ave., 970-846-5970
Summer is in full swing at the gallery as it features a stunning collection of artwork from more than 30 local artist members in all mediums. Ken Elliott will unveil new oil paintings of vibrant forests straight from his show at the Parker Art Center in Denver. Collectors will be pleased to see new work from Gregory Block, MB Warner, Deb Babcock, Karen Schulman and more. Art and Gallery Guide winner Jan Maret will showcase her winning painting, “I Dreamed A River.” Complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres will be served. A Perry-Mansfield Host: Summer dancers will be performing throughout the evening at this location.
Urbane, 703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101, 970-879-9169
Urbane will present the artwork of local carpenter, artist & custom furniture producer Brian Leach. Leach has been a carpenter for the past 18 years and an illustrator for as long as he can remember. His work combines the two, creating a unique style all of his own.
Wild Horse Gallery, 802 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5515
Wild Horse Gallery is featuring the artwork of new gallery artist Bonnie McGee. The gallery will also be showcasing the work of regular gallery artists who were juried into the Oil Painters of America Western Regional show, which will be held at Wild Horse Gallery Aug. 7 through Sept. 7. For more information, visit wildhorsegallery.com or call (970) 819-2850. A Perry-Mansfield Host: Summer dancers will be performing throughout the evening at this location.
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The 20th anniversary season of Opera Steamboat will kick off this month with a new series, the “Variations Piano Series,” bringing world-class pianists from across the country to Steamboat Springs.