Grand Lake Galleries open doors for Saturday Art Walk
August 15, 2008
A wide variety of work by Grand County and regional artists will be the highlight of the Grand Arts Councils Art Walk Saturday.The event, organized to promote the arts community, has become very popular and the public is encouraged to come out to the lake town to enjoy free self-lead tours of several studios and retail outlets featuring many local talented artists. Participants include Arts on Park Avenue, Rustic Urn Fine Florist, Neville Studio, the Village Hub, Jackstraw Mountain Gallery of Art & Design, and Grand Lake Art Gallery (which usually has a live artist on site during the tours).Arts on Park Avenue, owned by Karen Norberg, is located at 1117 Park Avenue. The art studio hosts regular classes (for a minimal fee) and includes work in oil, acrylic and watercolor from some of its finest students and instructors. Norberg teaches oil technique, Marty Jarvis of the Colorado College of Denver teaches acrylics, and Marie Miller of Phoenix teaches watercolor painting. Youth classes run 10 a.m. to noon and adult classes are 1 to 5 p.m.Neville Studio is the work space for local multi-media artist Howard Neville, who just celebrated the dedication of his nine-foot sculpture of President Ike Eisenhower fishing the Fraser River last week. The gallery includes finished and other work in progress to include miniatures of Eisenhower, paintings and sculptures (including a young fisherman reading to his golden retriever set for display at the new Juniper Library in Grand Lake upon completion of the project). Neville Studio is located at 928 Grand Avenue in Suite 206.The Village Hub, owned by Tim Markle and Sarah Johnson, is located at 830 Grand Ave. Local artist Lynnea Godfriaux, who has several oil, watercolor and pastel pieces on display at the Hub (along with work by Lisa Tarr), will be on site to talk with touring guests.Jackstraw Mountain Gallery of Art & Design, owned by resident artist Marjorie Cranston, encompasses 1,700 square feet and is located at 1030 Grand Ave. The gallery includes her pastel, drawing and interior design work, as well as the photography of daughter Jamee Pierzchala and fine pencil drawings by daughter Nicole Testa.The Grand Lake Art Gallery, located at 1117 Grand Avenue, is owned by Jim and Liza Cervenka. The space features almost 200 Colorado artists and works in wood, glass, photography, original paintings in oil, acrylics, pastels, and watercolor; prints, weavings, pottery, jewelry, books, and gift items.Local artist Patty Alander will be at the Grand Lake Art Gallery during the Art Walk putting on free demonstrations of precious metal clay work. Her clay monotypes and hand-carved pottery are also very popular in the area and some are also on display in the gallery.The event returns for one last day of tours for the season Sept. 20. Tour maps and flyers are available at the RE/MAX office, at 728 Grand Avenue in Grand Lake.