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Telluride Arts: Extravaganza Eleganza- a night of fashion and design

 For Immediate Release


Telluride Arts & Christopher Beaver present:

Extravaganza Eleganza – a night of fashion & design

Thursday June 14, 5-9pm


Telluride Arts (Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities)

Sasha Cucciniello:      

PO Box 152, Telluride, CO  81435



Join Telluride Arts and Christopher Beaver for Extravaganza Eleganza, night of fashion and design showcasing local wearable arts.


The brainchild of jewelry designer Christopher Beaver, Telluride Arts will host a special evening that will unveil new work by a select group of designers at Telluride’s newest art space, Gallery 81435 on Thursday June 14th from 5-9pm.  Christopher Beaver will present his latest jewelry collection, which will be complemented by clothing design by Sue Hobby, Brittany Miller, Sasha Golanevko, Luci Reeve, Heidi Fierabend and Danielle DeRobert’s Onerary. 


Christopher Beaver has always loved the color and shapes of stones. Since an early age, Christopher has been intrigued by natures' treasure chest. His work came with a great amount of ease over the years until recently, when he became inspired and possessed by an idea. The idea translated into hours of wonderful and frustrating design challenges. Possessed by the idea of the simple organic patterns in nature and how slowly we evolved into these more geometric patterns… Using simple shapes, repeating them over and over again, he started to see images appear like the spinal column, fields of color, clusters of flowers both delicate and bold. When someone put on a piece he noticed that it began to change. He became aware that we are always affecting our environment--That we are indeed constantly affecting the forms around us and thus have this deep interactive relationship to the patterns of our lives.


Christopher’s roots as an artist come from his study of indigenous cultures. Through his initial love of these cultures he found a means to express himself through the medium of leather. He taught himself how to make a pair of pants out of nothing but a hold punch and a pair of dull scissors. Slowly his work evolved into the realm of jewelry and an instant passion was born. Through out the last 15 years, he has sold all over Europe with private collectors and been featured in Salt Lake City, Boulder, Puerto Vallarta, Austin, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Detroit and Boston. His work is mainly one of kind pieces that he chooses not to replicate to instill the idea that each piece has its owner. This is Christopher’s first showing of a new collection of work in Telluride.


Appetizers and libations will be served at the opening.




For more information about Extravaganza Eleganza – a night of fashion & design call Telluride Arts 970-728-3930,, or Telluride Arts on Facebook and Twitter.