First Friday Artwalk listings for Sept. 4, 2015
Steamboat Springs — Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-4791
Beth Liggitt is a metalsmith and glass artist who works to make remarkable pieces that brighten the world. She will be showing brand new work, including colorful and whimsical glass mosaics, mixed media and metal collage. MK Ghiglia works in a variety of mediums. This show represents a cross-section of her printmaking work, solar exposure process, zinc and copper etching in addition to etchings enhanced by thread and metal.
Circle 7 Fine Art, 1009 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4744
Featuring an all-gallery show, Circle 7 will be celebrating the upcoming Crane Festival with oil, acrylic, watercolor paintings, bronze, mineral, wood and clay sculptures, glass, fiber and ceramics art works, photographs and jewelry.
Colorado Partners, 135 11th St.
Jeffrey Hall explained his work as, “A return to the classic days of film, showcasing various processes such as color slide, black and white, hand colored black and white, multiple exposures and Polaroid.”
Comb Goddess, 1104 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite 102, 970-871-0606
Local artists and art educators Morgan Kraska, Erin Kreis and Susanmarie Oddo present original works of art. Kraska’s photography features striking images from New Orleans, displayed in beautifully handcrafted frames. Kreis showcases original jewelry handcrafted into beautiful wearable art. Oddo is showing vibrant paintings from her Kidspiration Collection, depicting lively cartoon creatures inspired by local kids. A candy reception gives art lovers a chance to meet the artists at this unique venue.
Creekside Cafe & Grill, 131 11th St., 970-879-4925
Inspired by the Buddhist Monks recent visit, Tinker Tiffany presents new paintings on silk with a mandala theme as well as her unique cosmos and nature work. For the reception, she will also bring her hand-painted silk scarves and other painted wearable art.
Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., 970-879-9008
Steamboat Springs Arts Council will present a solo exhibit by award-winning photographer John Fielder, featuring Colorado’s Yampa River and his newest book. Denise Bohart Brown will be featured in the Platform Gallery with kiln-formed glass — art as meditation inspired by nature.
Harwig’s/L’Apogee, 911 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1919
Steve Bolander will present his “Fall Splendor” exhibit of oil paintings. By using bright colors and shadows, the artist captures beautiful images of the Rocky Mountains. Nowhere is the changing of seasons more dramatic than in the high lonesome. Capturing that beauty and the transition to the winter season is within the soul of the artist’s palate.
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
“Graphite Realism” by Sandi Poltorak will be featured, showcasing the artistic realism of the natural and western world through pencil drawings of Native Americans and animals.
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. The exhibit provides an impressive reflection of local history and the ranching community as only a true westerner can interpret.
Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-7427
The work of artist Ethan Mason will be featured. “Skateboarding creates an opportunity to travel and explore, enlightening your life with new places and experiences,” Mason said. “Photography and skateboarding complement each other in the most creative way. With an open mind and open shutter, I look forward to the endless transitions and creative perspectives I have yet to see.”
Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln Ave., 970-846-5970
Featuring new work by 30 local artists in all mediums — paintings, photography, mixed media, jewelry and ceramics. Local photographer Al Reiner will unveil new works from his much loved tribute to trains across the western landscape. Complimentary wine and light hors d’oeuvres.
Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., 970-879-2214
In the James L. Crawford and Anna Fang Community Room, the majority of the Crawford family artwork will be featured. The exhibit focuses on the watercolors of local wildflowers painted by Lulie Crawford Pritchett, daughter of the founder of Steamboat Springs, James H. Crawford. These paintings reveal how Lulie’s artistic talent merged with her love of nature. The exhibit includes several oil paintings and other media by Lulie, and special pieces by other members of the Crawford family. The artwork provides a view of the creative and everyday life of this pioneer family and unveils the rich legacy established by the founders of Steamboat Springs.
Urbane, 703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101, 970-879-9169
Photography of local Jared Terrio will be featured. Terrio purchased his first DSLR camera about five years ago and knew right away that it would be a life-long hobby. He enjoys taking photos while partaking in outdoor activities like hiking, fishing or mountain biking. HIs particular areas of interest are landscapes, wildlife and architectural photography.He recently started his own company called Anchor Creative, which provides architectural and real estate photography.
Wild Horse Gallery, 802 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5515
Wild Horse Gallery will be featuring the last weekend of the 2015 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit. Don’t miss this exhibit of 125 of the best paintings by the OPA members.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Just inside the doors of Kevin Dietrich’s Natural Exposure Gallery in downtown Steamboat Springs, there are moose, bears and some of the town’s most scenic landscapes captured in perfect light.