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First Friday Artist’s Reception
February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shake Off the Winter Doldrums on First Friday!
Feeling a bit listless after the busy holiday season? Join in the community spirit at the Artists’ Gallery on First Friday, February 7th, from 5-8 p.m.! Our monthly artist’s reception promises a fun and revitalizing evening with stimulating conversation, live music performed by Tom Gudding, and refreshments served by the artists! Presenting three Featured Artists for the month:
Seasoned artist, Linda Roper, has been painting for over 35 years, exploring and developing her skills in a variety of paint mediums. She also has a passion for photography and receives inspiration for her images from all of creation, as well as our beautiful local scenery. Linda loves teaching and encouraging others in expressing themselves in the arts.
Laraine Wright, owner of Hanging by a Thread Beads, is an accomplished jewelry designer/artist. Laraine’s expertise is her skill in weaving impossibly tiny seed beads into remarkably complex jewelry designs. She incorporates her own original Southwest-style patterns into each piece, many with striking natural focal stones, for a casual but sophisticated look.
Painter, Mary Cotner, states, “I am a watercolorist, and though I have tried different painting mediums, my love for the richness and fluidity of watercolor always brings me back.” Mary mainly paints on a paper called Yupo—a slick synthetic paper. “It can be very challenging, yet, a lot of fun!” She adds, “I love bright, rich colors, which relate so well to my favorite subjects, birds and flowers
February is the Gallery’s annual Customer Appreciation Month, and many of our artists will offer discounts on their artwork as a thank you to our loyal customers! Come chat with the artists on First Friday and look for signs and “red dot” stickers at the artist’s displays for their reduced prices. Bargain prices for original art will only be available through February 29th!
Community support of the arts is vital to its existence! The Artists’ Gallery expresses our sincere gratitude for the remarkable involvement of our local community. The Artists’ Gallery, 416 Main St., Canon City, is open every day with winter hours from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information call (719)345-4070 or visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtistsGallery/.