Magazine article Southwest Art

Best of the West: Rocky Mountains

Magazine article Southwest Art

Best of the West: Rocky Mountains

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COLORADO

Painterly Works

New pieces from master artist on view

DENVER * Collectors take note: New paintings by Quang Ho are on view at Gallery 1261 this month. A masterful painter, Ho moves with ease between the worlds of representational and abstract styles. His subject matter also stretches across genres and includes still lifes, landscapes, and figurative works. As Ho is fond of saying, visual excitement can spring up anywhere from the world around him, "from a knot on a tree, the graceful limp of a flower wilting, to a juxtaposition of a few simple shapes and colors ... inspirations are inexhaustible." Meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on October 30. The show runs through November 30. For more information: 888.626.1261 or www.galleryl261.com.

Top Open Studio Event

BOULDER * John Villani, author of The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, calls Boulder Open Studios event "one of the best in the nation." This year the annual tour unfolds on two consecutive weekends, October 3-4 and October 10-11. The public is invited into the studios of more than 100 artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and woodworkers who live and work in this scenic town perched at rhe foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The artists are present to answer questions and offer insights into their creative processes. Participants include Joan Anderson, Claire Evans, Russell McDougal, Maria Neary, Robert Spellman, and Mary Scrimgeour. For more information: 303.444.1862 or www.openstudios.org.

IDAHO

Peace & Quiet

KETCHUM * Anne Reed Gallery presents new landscape works by John McCormick this month. Like many of today's landscape painters, McCormick has an interest in environmental issues and a concern for the fragility of the country's vanishing terrain. His works are informed by a synthesis of Eastern and Western thought and often convey a sense of peace and quiet beauty. The show is on view through October 8. For more information: 208.726.3036 or www.annereedgallery.com.

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COLORADO

ASPEN * Fred Tomaselli. Mixed-media artwork by Tomaselli is on display through October 11 at the Aspen Art Museum (970.925.8050, www.aspenartmuseum.org). …

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