First Friday Artwalk listings for Jan. 1, 2015
Steamboat Springs — Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-4791
The Chief Theater will be presenting new work by local artist Marion Kahn. Her abstract work is focused primarily on Yampa Valley sunsets. Other paintings include bright interpretations of elk and well-known vistas including Lake Catamount, Stagecoach Lake, Rabbit Ears Pass and more.
Circle 7 Fine Art, 1009 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4744
“Outside the Circle” is a collaboration between the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and Circle 7 Fine Art. The Circle 7 front gallery will feature a juried show from work submitted to Circle 7 by local artists. Circle 7 artists will show their new work at the Depot Art Center.
Comb Goddess, 1104 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite 102, 970-871-0606
Local artist Julia Dordoni will showcase her original fine art and signed prints. This series of plein-air paintings highlight Steamboat Springs and Boulder. Dordoni’s art is featured in various galleries in New York, Hawaii and Colorado. She also teaches a “Paint ‘n Sip” art class Tuesday nights at the Chief Theater.
Creekside Cafe & Grill, 131 11th St., 970-879-4925
Nature and wildlife photographer Abby Jensen will have work on display from Colorado to Alaska to the Hudson Bay. See these beautiful landscapes and wildlife images by this Best of the Boat photographer.
Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., 970-879-9008
“Outside the Circle” is a collaboration between the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and the Circle 7 Gallery. Artist members from Circle 7 will exhibit work at the Depot Art Center, while Circle 7 will feature winners from a juried show. This collaboration serves to open artists to broader audiences and venues. There will be a free Artist Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Depot Art Center. On Jan. 29, there will be an Artsy Party from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Depot with a $10 entry fee that includes entertainment, cash bar and light bites.
Harwigs/L’Apogee, 911 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1919
Harwigs will feature “Squared,” a collection of 22 new acrylic, mixed-media paintings by Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts artist members Rachel Hirning and Michelle Ideus throughout January. Hirning’s art is intuitive, weaving together momentary thoughts and inspirations with color, line and mark-making. Ideus’ process is multifaceted, including photography, collage and paint revealing whimsical expression.
Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue, 970-879-3773
The Mahogany artists this month are Dawn Wilde and Susan Schiesser from the Studio Gallery at Copper Ridge. Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts artist Jason Santucci will also have his winter landscape photography on display.
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 his newest book, “The Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek.”
SkiTown Computing, 675 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite 3, 970-870-7984
The award-winning photography team of Jim and Lori Steinberg will be on display at SkiTown Computing. They will be displaying their luminous landscapes along with enchanting black-and-white images for the month of January. Jim will be unveiling his new “Steamboat Collection” with images of Routt County, while Lori will be showing her latest haunting black-and-white Infrared images. Refreshments will be served.
Steamboat Art Museum, 807 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1755
The Steamboat Art Museum presents “Len Chmiel: A Retrospective.” The exhibit, which opened Friday, Dec. 4 and continues through April 9, features 50 years of Chmiel’s work. Southwest Art Magazine said Chmiel, “enjoys the reputation as one of today’s most successful and widely admired landscape painters.”
Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-7427
Shauna Lamansky is a retired studio and wedding photographer who has owned her own company for nearly 30 years. Throughout that time, she has photographed a variety of subjects. At the Steamboat Smokehouse exhibit, she will display a variety of work created over the past 10 years.
Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln Ave., 970-846-5970
The nonprofit gallery is packed with new work from 28 local artists for the winter 2016 season. All mediums are represented and include oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, photography, encaustic, mixed media and kiln-formed glass. The gallery will also be featuring new members Denise Bohart Brown, Missy Borden, Fred Hodder, Paula Jo Jaconetta, Sarah Juschka, Ryan Keating, Diane Lang Kelly, Audrey Kruse and Debbie Mathew. Complimentary wine and cheese will be available.
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 by Lulie Crawford Pritchett, daughter of the founder of Steamboat Springs, James H. Crawford. These paintings reveal how Pritchett’s artistic talent merged with her love of nature. The exhibit includes several oil paintings and other media by Pritchett, as well as 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
Urbane presents Jessica Miller, a young local artist with artwork that revolves around outer space, media, pop culture and an urban lifestyle. Miller uses vibrant portraits and funky color work, which redefines Steamboat’s local artist image. Stop by to experience the urban side of Steamboat.
Wild Horse Gallery, 802 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5515
The Wild Horse Gallery will feature the bronze sculptures of Curtis Zabel.
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