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FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove - June 5th, 5-8pm  - Cancelled for now.
Earthwood Collections, Estes Park
Earthwood Artisans, Estes Park
 
A town-wide Art Groove event.  Explore and have fun with your friends.  You never know what you might see or who you might meet.  We will have complementary wine, food and refreshments at both galleries.

Earthwood Collections will present LIVE JAZZ with Max Wagner (sax) and Stu MacAskie (piano).

 
Max Wagner & Stu MacAskie

 

Meet Colorado-based fine artist Connie Slack and be the first to see an array of her newest paintings.


Connie Slack

“My most challenging and rewarding paintings are those that hug the edge of abstraction. They reveal the invisible experience of place. The dynamics of wind, cold, exertion, danger and surprise become part of an expanded visual that tells not only what I have experienced, but also how it has affected me. The paintings inevitably become metaphors for our shared humanity.

"On this illusive edge, I paint with abandon allowing the painting to slowly emerge from the brink of chaos to acquire an identity of its own. In this act of faith, I consciously set aside preconceptions allowing the painting’s soul to take form.

"Often I paint to music, surrendering to liberating rhythms that guide my hand and prevent me from becoming overly analytical. On a subconscious level, I am constantly aware of composition, contrast, variety in texture and color. I work with a full palette, large brushes and move in a dance with paint and canvas.”

 

At Earthwood Artisans come see Jen Lesea-Ames and a new array of her jewelry.

"I have always taken the road less traveled, a non-conformist of sorts.  Through many twists and turns, I Jen Lesea Amesreturned home to my inner creative.

"As a little girl, I collected rocks, minerals, and seashells along the shores of the Bay Area in northern California. In school I excelled in science. With a formal education in Exercise Physiology, I took a detour from stone collecting and art and worked full time as a Personal Fitness Trainer and Triathlon Coach for 18 years. It wasn’t until November 2009 when I was inspired to pull some dusty gemstone beads out of the drawer and do something completely unrelated to work: I taught myself basic stringing and started making jewelry.

"At that moment, I reconnected with a part of myself that had been dormant for many years. Wanting more of a challenge, I studied metalsmithing at the Denver School of Jewelry Arts and fell in love with fusing sterling silver, which enables me to create one-of-a-kind textures. In 2014, I found myself at a crossroads with my career when I was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia and labral tears.  After two hip preservation (PAO) surgeries, I decided to retire from my fitness career and go full-time with my jewelry business.

"I think about my story every time I sit down at my jeweler's bench to create a new design.  The result is by blending unique metal textures with recycled sterling silver and ethically-sourced gemstones, I create jewelry that has its own unique story and inspiration."

Bring your friends!  Come enjoy the FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove in Town and have some fun.

 

Estes Park Jazz Fest Weekend - June 6th and 7th, 2020 - cancelled
Earthwood Collections, Estes Park
Earthwood Artisans, Estes Park
 
Excellent Free Jazz Festival at Performance Park, along the Riverwalk.  Another great reason to visit Estes Park.  This Jazz Festival is a great centerpiece to a great weekend, starting with First Friday from 5-8 PM at the local art galleries and ending after the last cool outdoor jazz set on Sunday afternoon.


Estes Park Jazz Fest in Performace Park


                                        

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