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Telluride Arts: First Thursday Telluride Art Walk, March 6

For Immediate Release

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


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. Seventeen 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: (more info below)

Ah Haa School

Arroyo Gallery

AZADI Fine Rugs

Baked in Telluride

Black Bear Trading Company


Elinoff Gallery

Gallery 81435

Gold Mountain Gallery

Kamruz Gallery

Lustre Gallery


Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

Stronghouse Gallery

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

The Steaming Bean

Wizard Emporium



Exhibit Information:


Ah Haa School for the Arts

300 South Townsend Avenue


New Work by Goedele Vanhille


Goedele Vanhille was born and raised in Belgium, where she went to Art School and specialized in Ceramics. In 2012, Goedele received a grant from Telluride Arts to help build a gas fired soda kiln. The interplay between fire, heat, stacking, soda introduction, flame, oxidation, reduction, rate of cooling all affect the outcome of the work. In her show, Goedele will have some of the work created for the new kiln and then some work from before that kiln. The older work is mostly wheel thrown and then altered, it plays with the concept of functionality. The newer work strays away from that. It is hand built. Inner space is still important. Colors are mute, fire leaves its mark.

Slum Art Slam in the East Gallery  

Discovered during Angela Pashayan’s humanitarian work in Kenya, this exhibition features works
by six artists, ages 15-26. All works are for sale (tax-deductible) and funds will provide reliable
food, safe lodging, and art supplies for the artists who live in the Mukuru Slum of Kenya.

Angela Pashayan will be speaking at the opening reception at 6pm on Thursday, March 6 as part of our ongoing Artist Lecture Series about the Slum Art Slam project




220 East Colorado Avenue


Fine art gallery and wine bar, featuring renowned artists from Colorado and the four corners region, and around the country.  

The gallery specializes in southwest contemporary realism, in painting, photography, and mixed media on the walls as well as bronze, steel, and clay sculpture.  Arroyo hosts monthly show openings and receptions, and the gallery is open late at night year 'round for guests to enjoy both the art, and also over 100 fine wines by the glass and small plate appetizers and desserts.  



AZADI Fine Rugs

217 West Colorado Avenue


The décor in our homes, are both a reflection of our tastes and a creative vision. Art and architecture are products of our evolution, constantly reaching new depths of human connection. With Azadi’s new “Mountain Modern” collection featuring contemporary pieces from around the world, we are excited to show the many ways art and architecture can be defined.



Baked in Telluride

127 South Fir Street


This month Baked in Telluride will feature works by students from Mountain School. A range of grade levels will be represented.



Black Bear Trading Company

218 West Colorado Avenue


Black Bear Trading Company featuring new black and white photographs by master photographer Robert J Franzese.




226 West Colorado Avenue


Featuring Sandy Graves


DOLCE presents Colorado based bronze sculptor Sandy Graves. Her series of abstract horses are fun to make and wildly expressive.



Elinoff Gallery

204 West Colorado Avenue


Regional and international artists, colored gemstone and diamond jewelry and local Telluride Charms.



Gallery 81435: Contemporary Telluride

230 South Fir Street

Joan Russell |  On the Edge of What One Knows

In this installation Russell explores the critical junctures of being on the edge, where a pause is a motionless moment and time stops moving. We look back, we look forward, we step off.  


Russell will depict using 2D and installation an upwardly moving timeline of these edges where we engage in an inquiry into our actions and motivations. This exhibit is a contemplation of the movement of time through our lives with the steps of discovery that signify what we learn.



Gold Mountain Gallery

135 West Colorado


Featured Artist: Adam Carlos


Gold Mountain Gallery is pleased to introduce Adam Carlos, who recently relocated to Telluride from Nashville. A second-generation artist, Adam specializes in highly detailed, exquisite graphite portraiture and landscape drawings. Because of Adam’s ability to capture the true personality of his subject, his portraits are cherished by a nationwide clientele. In addition to his custom portrait work, Adam is also known for his Hands of Music series of Bluegrass and Americana musicians.


Gold Mountain Gallery also features custom furniture, fine rugs, stunning local photographs, custom jewelry and interior design. 



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 host a trunk show featuring the organic diamond jewelry of Colorado artist Todd Reed.  For over 20 years Todd has paid homage to nature’s stunning, humbling creativity through his work in precious metals, raw diamonds, and gemstones.  He respects that neither gold nor diamonds require human intervention to be beautiful, so with delicacy and true minimalism he marries them to one another and lets their raw, earthy beauty shine through.  This trunk show will complement Lustre Gallery’s permanent collection through Sunday.




109 West Colorado Avenue


March of the Robots


Featuring the robotics works of Johnny Botts, Zina Lahr, original paintings by Chanelle Hicks, electronic sculptures by Ann Smith, woodprints by Lisa Ryan, digital prints by Evan Larson and archival prints by Amanda Baehr Fuller. 



Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

333 West Colorado Avenue


Featured Artists: Ralph Oberg and Shirley Novak


Residing in Southwest Colorado, this husband and wife team have much to offer in their high quality paintings. Ralph Oberg, a professional wildlife and landscape painter for forty years, is internationally recognized in his field. He has painted mountains all over the world. Ralph met his wife, Shirley at a painting workshop in Aspen in 1996. Shirley Novak's passion for flowers, color and gardening inspire her rich and vibrant paintings. Following her bliss, she became a professional painter later in her life.  As a painter she recreates the joy she experiences in her subjects; the flowers of her garden and wildflowers in mountain meadows.  Meet these exceptional painters and enjoy wine and hors do'euvres.



The Steaming Bean

221 West Colorado Avenue


Mitchell Key – A Thousand Words


This March, the featured artist at the Steaming Bean is long-time local and handsome devil,

Mitchell Key. His show, titled “A Thousand Words” is his attempt to blend stunning images and creative writing in what he cryptically calls the “Descriptual Arts”. He will be on hand to introduce the show, and his shoe is currently untied.



Stronghouse Studios + Gallery

283 South Fir Street


Ally Crilly  |  You Are Not Alone


You Are Not Alone is a show about being human. The exhibit is comprised of close-ups of human faces with different emotions and female icons. In a way, they are all self-portraits. Ally lives and works in Telluride, Colorado.




The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

130 East Colorado Avenue


Featuring New works by Malcolm Liepke




Wizard Emporium

126 East Colorado Avenue


Featured Artist: Chanelle Hicks


Chanelle Hicks grew up in an incredibly dull city in Arizona, and therefore spent most of her time in an imaginary world of her own making. In a somewhat futile attempt to socialize with real people, Chanelle uses symbolism to convey her thoughts and feeling about this mundane world, as well as her personal struggles with it, to others. Chanelle Hicks currently lives in Telluride, CO creating Contemporary Fantasy and Children's Illustrative works. She mainly works with acrylic and oil paint to convey the irony and wonder of the world inside her imagination.