See “Our Town” Through the Eyes of Local Artists – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

On display

“Our Town” featuring oils by member artist Sally Richmond and photography by Sasha Richmond with woodwork by featured founding member Leo Weber

Sally has a strong faith and feels that her faith has deepened her appreciation of the people, places and things around her. The beauty of the places where she lived had a strong impact on her work. She is drawn to shapes and spaces found in nature. She strives to capture the light and colors of what she sees at different times of the day and throughout the seasons of the year. His work is influenced and representative of the Impressionist school.

Sasha is a junior at Estes Park High School. He has enjoyed computers, photography and cinema since a young age, always opting for courses on these subjects at school. He enjoys photographing nature, cars and his friends. His other interests include music and sports. He played trombone in middle school and high school. He ran track and cross country in college and cross country.

Leo is one of the remaining sex artists of the original 21 founders. He was also the first chairman of the board. “I’m in my studio most days working with Debby, whose beadwork is often in my furniture. Our son Nathan’s metal work is also often included. I like to start my days with a ‘clean palette’. I pull out the amazing pieces of wood we’ve collected over the years and let them talk to me. It doesn’t get any better than that!”

Also on display in the gallery are the exceptional works of other artists who are members of the Art Center, including other works in oil painting, watercolour, pastel, jewellery, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media.

The Art Center is open Winter hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art classes in April

“Group of Birds/Animals/Insects” with Cathy Goodale

April 13, 10 – 4

Art Center members: $72. Non-members: $80.

Participants will paint groups of animals, birds or insects. This lesson will focus on design. How to group these shapes to have a successful composition? The harmony of colors, shapes and value will be a big part of this study.

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Award-winning artist Marie Massey has been painting professionally for 20 years and has been teaching the “Layer Painting” method to adults working in oils and acrylics for 10 years.

“Plein Air at the RMNP” with Marie Massie

April 22 & 23, 10 – 4/9 – 3

Art Center members: $162. Non-members: $180.

(Marie’s only time at the Art Center will be Day 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

Award-winning artist Marie Massey has been painting professionally for 20 years and has been teaching the “Layer Painting” method to adults working in oils and acrylics for 10 years. She is an avid plein air painter and hosts 5-7 plein air painting events per year.

Come paint outdoors the stunning beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in the spring of 2022 with Marie in this two-day workshop. You will begin Friday morning, April 22 at 10 a.m. in the Art Center classroom with a demonstration of the Paint in Layers method and explain the materials used and the steps required to paint outdoors using paints in oils and/or acrylics. There will be a break for lunch, then the class will meet to paint at a location in Rocky Mountain National Park from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the painting time, Marie will facilitate and coach the students in their painting, giving individual student easel instructions, reviews and helpful tips.

On Saturday, April 23, you will paint again in Rocky Mountain National Park starting at 9 a.m. You will do one painting in the morning and one in the afternoon. Then, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Marie will provide a critique of all the student paintings.

During the painting process, students will learn to use the layered painting method to quickly design and build a composition with depth through perspective, values, and color. Finally, they will refine their work by pushing and pulling values, softening and sharpening edges, and adding detail.

List of materials: provided

Celebrating 35 years with a $35 for 35 years campaign!

The Art Center opened its doors 35 years ago and we want to continue for another 35 years. We are asking for your help by asking you to donate $35 for 35 years, one dollar for each year, to raise additional funds to continue supporting the operation of the Art Center! Donate on our website, drop off a donation at the front desk, or mail to 517 Big Thompson Ave, Unit 245, Estes Park, CO, 80517. Join us in this effort by donating.

Satellite exhibitions

The exhibit at US Bank features Debbie Jansen, a member of the Art Center Artist. VERT features an updated exhibition of artwork by a number of artist members of the art center. At Estes Park Health, Anne Sneary’s watercolors are on display.

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