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Telluride Arts: Telluride First Thursday Art Walk March 7th

 For Immediate Release

Telluride Arts Presents:
Telluride First Thursday Art Walk
Thursday, March 7, 5-8pm


Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on Thursday, March 7 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 Thursday, March 7 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

Baked in Telluride

Eco Spaces

Elinoff Gallery

Gallery 81435

Gold Mountain Gallery

Golderezz Gallery

Judy Haas


Lustre Gallery

Oh Be Joyful

Stronghouse Gallery

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

The Steaming Bean

Wilkinson Public Library


Exhibit Information:


Ah Haa School for the Arts

300 South Townsend Avenue

Outside the Box Fiber Arts Exhibition

Ah Haa School’s first juried Outside the Box Fiber Arts Exhibition, on display in the Daniel Tucker Gallery at The Depot through April. For the show, artists within San Miguel and Ouray counties were challenged to think outside the box, resulting in a collection of work that is as rich in diversity as it is in creativity. Participants took to heart the jurors’ request for pieces that are less about sewing skills and more about creating unique pieces of art ­– functional or not – using fiber.




220 East Colorado Avenue

Fine Equine Photography by Tony Stromberg

For two decades, Tony Stromberg made his mark as an advertising photographer. However, a quiet but gnawing voice eventually drew Tony out of his commercial roots and deep into the soul of the West. What Tony had gained in reputation, he felt he was losing in his quality of life. In both their physical, as well as their archetypal form, horses help to bring us back to something wild and unrestrained, reminding us of a sense of freedom that many of us have forgotten. Tony’s work is an homage to the equine spirit, and a celebration of their remarkable presence in our lives.
 Oftentimes referred to as visual poetry, his images truly embrace and reveal the incredible beauty and grace of the horse. Arroyo Telluride is proud to share Tony's fine equine photography March 7- April 1. Meet the artist Thursday, March 7 from 5-8pm.

Eco Spaces

398 West Colorado Avenue

Patti Childers

Ecospaces Design Showroom features the stained glass and pastel paintings of Patti Childers. Her passion and inspiration for stained glass and pastels matches her love of Telluride. She is drawn to the tactile and brilliant colors of the two mediums.


Elinoff Gallery

204 West Colorado Avenue

Alpina Geneve Avalanche & Pilot Watches

The Elinoff Gallery just received its initial allotment of Alpina Geneve Avalanche & Pilot watches.  Alpina has been making watches for sportsmen and adventurers since 1883 and has just re-introduced their brand in the US.  Alpina used to be in over 2000 outlets worldwide until the 1970’s when the invention of the quartz watch took its toll on the Swiss watch-making industry.  Since then, Frederique-Constant purchased the brand and launched the watches from their original designs from the 1920s and 1930s, designs that were used by the Swiss army and the early, aviation pioneers. The pilot watches come with a model Citation Jet as part of the packaging and the diving watches are packaged in aluminum scuba tanks. Elinoff Gallery was only able to receive 11 pieces until their next production run, and each piece is made in limited supply so stop by and check out one of the coolest watches made in Switzerland, today and available only at a handful of retailers in the US.


Gallery 81435: Contemporary Telluride

230 South Fir Street

Heaven|Earth Closing Party and Trunk Sale with Stephanie Morgan Rogers

Join Telluride Arts for a closing party that features fresh new works and custom jewelry by Stephanie Morgan Rogers. The Heaven|Earth exhibit is inspired by sky and where it meets the earth and where we fit in as people fleeting from one realm to the next. The exhibit features works on metal. March Art Walk Special: Design your own personalized, one of a kind necklace, with an original art pendant,  with the artist.



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.


Gold Mountain Gallery

135 West Colorado

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


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 host an artist’s reception with Jodi Pinkert from 5 to 8 pm.  Jodi resides in Telluride part time and creates a line of Clay Tapestries inspired by her travels to Africa.   Her Amulets and Talismans are created with earthen clay and adorned with Bali silver, Berber pendants, Ghana glass, turquoise and other discovered treasures.  The textural nature of Jodi’s work echoes the ornaments and symbolic patterns that adorn the African people in jewelry, clothing, paint and scarring.  These symbolic references share a wealth of meaning about the wearer.   Jodi states “this is the fullness that draws me in - both primitive and advanced, colorful and monochromatic, awash with meaning and purpose.”  Jodi’s Clay Tapestries are intended to be mounted on the wall or as standing totems.  Please join us in welcoming Jodi as the newest addition to Lustre Gallery’s artists.


Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

333 West Colorado Avenue

Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery represents 15 leading realist landscape painters.  The gallery currently has new work by Jay Moore, a renowned Colorado realist, and Don Sahli, painting in the tradition of the Russian School of Impressionism.  Featured this month is Nicholas Reti, a young and promising landscape artist.


The Steaming Bean

221 West Colorado Avenue

Unraveling: the You Are Here

Brittany A. Miller presents a new body of work that is part of the artists’ ongoing ‘You Are Here’ collection. The mannequin, representing anyone and everyone, continues as the artists’ stalwart muse.  The mixed media works encompass a depth of metaphor and symbolism reflecting matters of the heart and authenticity.


The works are a mixture of mixed media pieces, many made with reclaimed and found materials, such as reclaimed cabinet doors and scrap wood. Aesthetically, these creations have an illustrative quality mixing with the rawness of the weathered, tarnished wood and other materials offering an alluring effect.


Stronghouse Studios + Gallery

283 South Fir Street

Recology by Daniel Aragon

Telluride Arts presents Recology, a new body of work by local artist Daniel Aragon, a Telluride Arts Small Grants recipient. The exhibit explores the mutual benefits of relationship in the natural world, and the interconnections that regulate success.  The exhibit is inspired by Biophilia, a theory that humanity has an innate love for the natural world and its’ diversity, clean air and water, natural materials, organic shapes, and cycles. It also proposes that the human desires to explore, tinker, modify, create, and progress are innate. It illuminates the tension between human curiosity and the systems that support all life.  Daniel Aragon’s new paintings created for this exhibit illustrate natural, regenerative processes. While the paintings are based on real world projects and technology, they also illustrate the artist’s dream of vital, diverse natural systems. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with telluride Eco Action Partners.


The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

130 East Colorado Avenue

The Other Side of Bruce Gomez

The locally loved pastel artist from Denver is back at the Telluride Gallery with a whole new body of work. More than just Telluride landscapes, the exhibit is a solo exhibition of over 20 paintings that range from birds to horses, to deserts and urban themes. The gallery will also be featuring the jewelry of Abigail Heche. Wine tasting compliments of the Wine Mine



The Wilkinson Public Library

100 West Pacific Avenue

Telluride Arts and the Wilkinson Public Library collaborate to showcase regional artists work on the walls of the library.  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.) above the music area behind the desk on the main floor, 2.)Youth Art Projects in the youth room, 3.) Ally Crilly, 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.