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Telluride Arts: First Thursday Art Walk June 6th

 For Immediate Release

Telluride Arts Presents:
Telluride First Thursday Art Walk
Thursday, June 6, 5-8pm


Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on Thursday, June 6 to hear interviews with the artists.

Contact: Kate Jones or Britt Markey  970-728-3930

The First Thursday Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends. Fifteen venues host receptions from 5pm-8pm to introduce their new exhibitions and artists.  A free Art Walk Map offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days.  Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on first Thursdays to hear interviews with the artists. Maps are available at participating venues and at the Telluride Arts offices located in the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 South Fir Street.

Featured Art Walk Venues: (current exhibit info below)

Ah Haa School

Arroyo Gallery

Baked in Telluride

Black Bear Trading Company

Elinoff Gallery

Gallery 81435

Gold Mountain Gallery

Golderezz Gallery

Judy Haas

Kamruz Gallery

Lustre Gallery

Oh Be Joyful Gallery

Stronghouse Gallery

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

Telluride Historical Museum

The Steaming Bean

Wilkinson Public Library


Exhibit Information:


Ah Haa School for the Arts

300 South Townsend Avenue

Ah Haa Faculty Exhibition

Opens: Thursday, June 6  and runs through June 30, 2013


Over 30 artists will teach at Ah Haa this summer and the faculty exhibition showcases their work as well as work of the school’s year-round faculty. The exhibition is widely diverse and includes paintings, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and photography from adult and youth faculty. See the best that Ah Haa has to offer and find out more about numerous summer workshops.




220 East Colorado Avenue

Art gallery and wine bar, featuring renowned artists from the region and around the country.



Baked in Telluride

127 South Fir Street

Artwork from Telluride High School art students will be featured at B.I.T. Gallery in June.  Stop by anytime to check out the art and have cup of coffee and a Danish.


Black Bear Trading Company

218 West Colorado

Featuring photographs by Telluride photographer Robert J. Franzese and serving champagne.


Elinoff Gallery

204 West Colorado Avenue

Regional and international artists, gemstone and diamond jewelry and local Telluride charms.


Telluride Arts’ Gallery 81435: Contemporary Telluride

230 South Fir Street

Artichoke Exhibit by Scott Harris and David Rasmussen


Artichoke is a collaborative exhibit by Scott Harris and David Rasmussen at Gallery 81435 that runs through June. The collaboration between Scott and David began with a set of tables that resulted in the exhibits title piece; Artichoke, a hand laid, round plywood table with the painting done directly into the inset top. In this exhibit, function and form are paired with meticulous construction to deliver furniture that can be handed down for generations. The show features various pieces of David's furniture and Scott's paintings.


Gold Mountain Gallery

135 West Colorado

Custom furniture, fine rugs, stunning local photographs, custom jewelry and interior design.


Golderrez Gallery

224 East Colorado

Golderrez Fine Art & Jewelry Gallery specializes in contemporary art in all media, with a special

emphasis on contemporary master giclees and originals.  The gallery represents  a diverse stable of artists, including the modern figurative expressionist Todd White, the widely lauded contemporary sculptor M.L. Snowdon and the whimsical American icon Dr. Suess.


Judy Haas Studio

226 South Pine Street

The Judy Haas Studio features the mixed media work of the artist in her studio.


Kamruz Gallery

333 West Colorado

Kamruz Gallery represents local artists and features photography by Mary Kamruz that captures the spirit of Telluride.


Lustre, an Artisan Gallery

171 South Pine Street


Lustre Gallery will highlight its hand woven baskets created by the master weavers of the Wounaan, an indigenous people living in the Darién rainforest in eastern Panama.   Just over two decades ago, a linguist, a gallery owner and an early collector became patrons of these weavers and encouraged them to create finely stitched baskets for collectors.  Fibers from the newly emerging leaves of the Chunga Palm, painstakingly harvested and shredded to the thinnest of silky threads, are woven with river grass into colorful rainforest designs and pre-Columbian geometrics.  Artists use vegetal and organic dyes, bringing to life macaws, hummingbirds and flowers in rich colors.  Baskets can be months, even years in the making.  Lustre has just unveiled its newest collection of baskets ranging from miniature pictorial baskets to museum quality geometrics.



109 West Colorado Avenue

Telluride’s newest art space features a contemporary medley of local and Colorado art, run by local artists, featuring an art and sewing studio.



Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

333 West Colorado Avenue

Featured this month Plein Air painter Shaun Horne.  Shaun's stunning realist paintings capture the grandeur of Telluride's surrounding landscape, as well as fresh perspectives of town itself.  Featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and conversation with the artist.


The Steaming Bean

221 West Colorado Avenue

Monthly exhibits featuring emerging and established artists from the Telluride region and beyond. Live music, good food and drink.


Stronghouse Studios + Gallery

283 South Fir Street

Zio Ziegler Exhibit

The Stronghouse Gallery extends a Mountainfilm exhibit of paintings and large-scale mural by Zio Ziegler, San Francisco Bay Area artist. Inspired by graffiti, and using spray paint to develop bold lines and colors, Ziegler’s work is urban, energetic and fresh.


The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

130 East Colorado Avenue

Exhibition Opening: Group Abstracts Show, featuring the work of Gordon Brown, Rebecca Crowell, Mark English, Krista Harris, Shawna Moore, Susan Sales, Daniel Tucker, and Emmi Whitehorse. Wine tasting compliments of The Wine Mine.


The Telluride Historical Museum

201 West Gregory

History comes to life in the Museum’s interactive exhibits, photographs and more. Monthly Art Walk receptions.


The Wilkinson Public Library

100 West Pacific Avenue


The Color of Telluride, an exhibit at the Wilkinson Public Library by local artist Lawrence Giles, is a series of paintings supported by Telluride Arts small Grants for Artists. The paintings depict images of Telluride that make it unique. Throughout it’s history, there are events, places and things that when coalesced create Telluride, one of the most unique and wonderful places on the planet. Paintings in oil, the images are snapshots of Giles’ impressions of Telluride, today and past.


There are five main exhibit spaces in the library that host revolving exhibits that change monthly. Exhibits can be found in the following spaces this month: 1.) Clea Arthur above the music area behind the desk on the main floor, 2.) Youth Art Projects in the youth room, 3.) Lawrence Giles, Paintings in the stairwell, 4.) Molly Redecki, Paintings on the exterior walls surrounding the stacks on the second floor and 5.) Joe Skalsky, Photographs in the Palmyra Room.




Kate Jones, Executive Director

Telluride Arts