Last week my partner & I took a few days off to go explore Telluride and do some skiing. It wound up being the perfect time to go because we were between weather systems – there was snow on the ground, but the skies were sunny and the temperatures warm.
Telluride was settled with miners back in the mid-1800s and it still has much of it’s old town charm. While the mountain village overflows with tourists, I got the sense that the actual town itself is a community of locals. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and galleries to appeal to visitors and residents alike.
Of course, I took a few breaks from the slopes to check out the local art scene, a half-dozen galleries and a handful of studios.
The three that really caught my eye were
- Gallery 81435 I am still not sure who was manning the store – I went in twice and never did see anyone else there. The show was beautifully minimal, with black and white sculpture, woodblock prints and photographs. I fell in love with Antonio Marra’s sculpture and Meredith Nemirov’s drawing series of tree details.
- Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery This gallery was a treat: the series of rooms were filled with landscape paintings from regional and national artists.
- Telluride Gallery of Fine Art Probably the most commercial of the galleries, they focus on contemporary photography, painting, sculpture and jewelry. I caught the tail end of their winter “White” show and especially liked the ceramic works by Marc Leuthold and the encaustic panels by Shawna Moore.
Did you get photo of Meredith Nemirov’s drawing series of trees?
Sandra Phillips Gallery 420 W. 12th Avenue (12th Ave. & Speer Blvd.) Denver, CO 80204 303 573-5969
http://www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com Golden Triangle Museum District Denver Art Dealers Association
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No – I was so taken aback that the gallery was unattended that I forgot for a moment. I wish I had. If you haven’t seen her work, you can find it on her website, http://www.meredithnemirov.com/site/Meredith_Nemirov.html and also the write-up of her work at Anderson Ranch http://artranchroundup.blogspot.com/2011/03/nomad-meredith-nemirov-show-at.html I believe the ones I saw were most like the ones she did at AR