New Gallery 89 opens in time for First Friday Art Walk |

New Gallery 89 opens in time for First Friday Art Walk

Gallery shows work of artists near and far

Fine art painter Gregory Block touches up the edges of one of his canvases in anticipation of the Aug. 5 opening of the new Gallery 89, located at 1009 Lincoln Ave., in time for the First Friday Art Walk.

— Rufina Tegeder's Gallery 89 is located in a portion of the space occupied by the former Circle 7 Gallery in the historic newspaper building at 1009 Lincoln Ave., where she features art work from both near and far.

"We have the perfect fusion of local and internationally renowned artists," Tegeder said.

She pointed out the collaboration between metal sculptor David Marshall, a native of Scotland, and local glass artist Jennifer Baker, who have combined to create striking abstract sculptures.

In addition to blending artists from different regions, Tegeder is combining contemporary art with more traditional works. Witness the interpretations of classical impressionist paintings in the landscapes of Eric Jacobsen.

"We wanted to show a diversity of contemporary art work," Tegeder said. "You don't have to go to Chicago or Manhattan," to see great art.

Local photographer Jim Gmeiner is displaying both abstract and representational works in two areas of Gallery 89.

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The work of Kathryn Fresques is represented by a painting of horses that seem to shift and move before the eyes viewers.

And Routt County artist Gregory Block, whose reputation has spread well beyond the Yampa Valley, is showing paintings of skeletal trees that exude life force.

Other artists at Gallery 89 include: Alexander Anufriev, Cherie Duty, Anthonette Hosman, Timur Karim, Carlos Maneiro, Sergei Severesky and Dimitar Tonchev.

Tegeder said she is always willing to bring works of art to the homes of clients, so they and their friends can experience them in situ.

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