See “Spring in Bloom” at the Art Center – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

On display

“Anywhere But Here – Travels Beyond Colorado” features photography by John Shelton. Also highlighting founding artists weaver, Chris Switzer and potter Karen Dick.

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“Spring In Bloom” is a themed wall at the Art Center.

Thematic wall

“Spring in Bloom”

The snows are almost over! Spring creeps into the lower elevations. As the first blooms begin to appear, we know spring has finally arrived in the Rockies. Spring might officially arrive later in March, but here in the Rockies, spring is a staggered event. You can see Easter eggs and water lilies on your hikes in early spring. As you go up in altitude, spring comes much later. In June and July, the high country becomes a cornucopia of colorful flowers. Admire the colorful flowers as you hike and stroll through our gallery.

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: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students will use blind outline drawings of an object to become abstract.

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Students will use blind outline drawings of an object to become abstract.

Next art class

May 18, 10 – 4, “Contour Drawing” with Cathy Goodale

Today’s art scene is becoming more contemporary. And so we will use blind outline drawings of an object to become abstract. Bring several objects that you think are interesting shapes. You will be surprised at your drawing skills when you draw looking only at the subject and not at your paper. Try some! It’s fun and interesting.

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

Estes Valley Outdoors

There are a number of participating artists from out of state and we are looking for anyone willing to host an artist between August 18-27. If you have space available or have any questions, please contact Lars at the Art Center.

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

Join us in this effort by donating $35 over 35 years to raise additional funds to continue the operation of the Art Centre. Donations can be made through the Art Center website (link) or by dropping off a donation at the front desk or by mail to 517 Big Thompson Ave, Unit 245, Estes Park, CO 80517. Thank you for helping us continue to the next 35 years!

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, Linda Palmer’s watercolors are on display.