2.20.2013

Big Art - Small Town

Susan painting near Creede.
Alamosa, Colorado may be small on size but very big on art.
Right now we have an exceptional opportunity to view the work of 2 major valley artists - in beautiful venues.

The Susan McCullough "Landscapes & Dreams" show is at the SLVRegional Medical Center Artrium gallery.  The reception this Thursday the 21st from 4:30 - 7:30pm, is the chance to see the show before it closes at the the end of February, and to meet the artist.  I also happen to know there will be great food.  Susan has lived in the San Luis Valley most of her life but paints all over the west, including Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming. One of the most well known, and loved artists in this area, her work shows a sensitivity to the landscape that only comes from years of observation and out door painting.
The 2nd Floor Artrium gallery at our medical center is the perfect place to see this great show of Colorado landscapes, and specifically our valley.
Stephen Quiller Retrospective; Steve is one of the foremost water media painters working in the world today. Painter as well as writer of 6 books on Color and Water Media, we are so lucky have him near us in Creede.  Adams State University is hosting this retrospective show of Steve's work in both the Hatfield and the Cloyde Snook galleries on campus.  There are works from his high school and early years as a painter - and also work from his travels, books and color studies.  At the Opening Steve packed out the art dept. lecture hall for a talk about his life and work.
The show hangs through March and is a must see.
These two Alamosa art venues are only about a block away from each other. It is possible to take in both of the shows in an afternoon - and consider it a day well spent.

2 comments:

Judith Greenwood said...

We are so lucky to have you, Coni, and Sue McCullough and Steve Quiller and Dave Montgomery and ... I could go on :-) all here in the San Luis Valley!

These two shows are inspiring, now looking forward to Thurs. reception!

Judith

Coni said...

Ah - to be named in
the same breath as
Steve Quiller. WOW!

You do me honor. Thanks.

. . . and I agree;
this is a great art community.
We are very blessed.