Opening Receptions, 5-7 pm, Friday, March 5th
Both shows run all month
The Art Center is open 10-4, Tuesday – Saturday.
610 Arts Collective, art gallery and art exhibition space in downtown Ridgway, Colorado. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 11 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 11 am – 2 pm.
Join poet and performer Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer for a playful, provocative exploration of how to find poetry in everything. Participants will receive Zoom class link prior to class start, and also on receipt.
$85, 5-week session. Tickets, Zoom Link.
Virtual Presentation, Thursday, March 115th
Revised hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, noon – 3 pm.
Ute Museum Honors
JOY HARJO is the First Native American to hold the honor of U.S. Poet Laureate and was awarded Best Female Artist by the Native American Music Awards.
Learn how to make herbal oils, topical salves and lip balms from locally-sourced pinyon pines. Take home sample of lip balm.
Montrose, Mar. 14
By Kathryn R. Burke. Much like a plein air painter, Gary Ratcliff is a plein air photographer. HIs stunning landscape and wildlife photographs of the San Juan Mountains and desert southwest are the result of his photographic journeys. Gary is also the featured artist at the Montrose Center for the Arts this month. Visit the MCA website see his work.
By Mike Simpson. Lewis Williams, fellow artist and friend is going to do something rather spectacular. He’s going to pedal his bike across the USA and paint en plein air along the way. What started as an opportunity to promote plein air painting festivals and competitions across the country has taken a slight detour. Almost all of the festivals were canceled or held virtually in 2020 due to COVID restrictions.
I have been honored to be a part of the planning of this ride from its inception over a year ago. Consequently, Lewis has invited me, this Artist on a Harley, to join him on as much the ride as I care to do. In fact, All are invited to ride along with him, to paint along with him and to offer support along the way. He wants artists along the route to ride and or paint along for an hour or two or even a day or two. [Read story]
By Stacey Ryan. VSA principal tubist, Gary Miller, has been with the symphony for over a quarter-century. He is a founding member of the Montrose Community Band, Silverton Brass Band (he continues today as its only original member after 43 years), as well as the Great American Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival. He has also played with numerous other bands and orchestras. Miller’ musical knowledge, longevity, and harmonious influence on the Western Slope.. [Read story]
“My path is to follow beauty, a trail of loveliness, to a place where truth and kindness still exist—and there is hope for tomorrow.”
Beautiful Art, Beautiful Philosophy of Life. Beautiful lady. Watch the video about this visionary woman.
“Painting is my passion. I delight in the effort, and become lost within the process of each evolving piece.”
Marko creates dynamic compositions in contemporary style utilizing a vivid visual memory combined with a strong sense of design. There is an honest sense of place and time expressed in the subjects that Marko Marino portrays.