Colors are in season for Gallery Walk

Panamanian artist Miriam Negria displays one of her handmade baskets. Toh-Atin Gallery will host a trunk show of Native Indigenous baskets by the Wounaan and Embera’ tribes of the Darien rain forest in Panama. The baskets will be presented at the gallery by Jennifer Kuyper of Rain Forest Baskets which is committed to providing exposure for these museum quality weavers, many of whom spend over a year completing a single basket. The trunk show will run through Saturday at 3 p.m. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of David O. Marlow Studio

Panamanian artist Miriam Negria displays one of her handmade baskets. Toh-Atin Gallery will host a trunk show of Native Indigenous baskets by the Wounaan and Embera’ tribes of the Darien rain forest in Panama. The baskets will be presented at the gallery by Jennifer Kuyper of Rain Forest Baskets which is committed to providing exposure for these museum quality weavers, many of whom spend over a year completing a single basket. The trunk show will run through Saturday at 3 p.m.

Colorfest Gallery Walk was so named to correspond with the changing leaves of the San Juan Mountains, and this year the timing is almost perfect. The autumn colors are always a source of inspiration for artists, and that is what inspired the first fall gallery walk about 18 years ago, though artists tend to come up short when it comes to archival skills and the actual date of origin is a matter of debate.

No matter. The weather is expected to cooperate with tonight’s festivities, for which the 11 members of the Durango Gallery Association and a few venues along for the ride will stay open late. Most will offer refreshments and some will have live music as well:

Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.: Western art for the Durango Cowboy Gathering; also “Feeble Points of Reference” by Alicia McKim in the Art Library.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave.: Watercolors by Laurel Covington Vogl.

Gadugi Center for the Arts, 734 Main Ave.: Multiple local and regional artists.

Wildshots Gallery, 734 Main Ave.: Photography of Claude Steelman.

Azul, 781 Main Ave.: Featuring local and regional artists.

Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave.: Composite photography by Fran Forman.

Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave.: Navajo jeweler Ray Tracey and Durango painter Phyllis Stapler.

Toh-Atin Gallery, 145 W. Ninth St.: Panamanian baskets with Jennifer Kuyper of Rain Forest Baskets.

Earthen Vessel Gallery, 115 W. Ninth St.: “An Evening with Nick Blaisdell,” master potter of Dalton Ranch Pottery.

Diane West Jewelry & Art, 934A Main Ave.: “Local Texture” with local artists Pat Hartman and Amaral Sequeira-Munoz.

Studio &, 1027 Main Ave.: Artist Rosie Carter and other local artists.

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Earthen Vessel will present “An Evening with Nick Blaisdell” with the master potter of Dalton Ranch Pottery. Using a variety of handmade tools, Blaisdell carves and textures his clay forms to create one-of-a-kind works of art. “These pots come from a very quiet place inside of me,” he writes. “My intent is to make pots of lasting value that transcend time and origins. They mirror my life and my journey with clay. They are what I am and what I believe. I feel truly honored to do this as my life’s work.” Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Earthen Vessel

Earthen Vessel will present “An Evening with Nick Blaisdell” with the master potter of Dalton Ranch Pottery. Using a variety of handmade tools, Blaisdell carves and textures his clay forms to create one-of-a-kind works of art. “These pots come from a very quiet place inside of me,” he writes. “My intent is to make pots of lasting value that transcend time and origins. They mirror my life and my journey with clay. They are what I am and what I believe. I feel truly honored to do this as my life’s work.”

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts will host “My Asian Autumn,” a collection of watercolors by Fort Lewis College Art Professor Emeritus Laurel Covington Vogl. Singer-songwriter Jenny Winegardner will perform. Vintage kimonos will also be for sale and proceeds from sales during Vogl’s show, which will remain on display through Oct. 20, to Mercy Breast Care Center. Vogl also will give a talk at 3 p.m. Sunday at the gallery. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Karyn Gabaldon

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts will host “My Asian Autumn,” a collection of watercolors by Fort Lewis College Art Professor Emeritus Laurel Covington Vogl. Singer-songwriter Jenny Winegardner will perform. Vintage kimonos will also be for sale and proceeds from sales during Vogl’s show, which will remain on display through Oct. 20, to Mercy Breast Care Center. Vogl also will give a talk at 3 p.m. Sunday at the gallery.

Studio & will feature the art of Rosie Carter, including the multimedia creation “A Hush Fell.” Tonight’s Gallery Walk marks the final time Carter’s work, which has been on display this summer at the Main Avenue arts collective, will be available. Also on display are works by & member artists Elizabeth Kinahan, Clint Reid, Shay Lopez, Tirzah Camacho and Tim Kapustka. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Tim Kapustka

Studio & will feature the art of Rosie Carter, including the multimedia creation “A Hush Fell.” Tonight’s Gallery Walk marks the final time Carter’s work, which has been on display this summer at the Main Avenue arts collective, will be available. Also on display are works by & member artists Elizabeth Kinahan, Clint Reid, Shay Lopez, Tirzah Camacho and Tim Kapustka.

Gadugi Fine Arts will showcase several local and regional artists including Michael Billie’s encaustic wax prints. Billie works with wax and natural materials related to his Navajo culture, incorporating sand, beads, horse hair and other materials that are used in ceremonies and other traditional events. Other artists showing at Gadugi include Maureen May, Sean Stuart, Jinx Bolli and Lona Warne. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Chuck Jillson

Gadugi Fine Arts will showcase several local and regional artists including Michael Billie’s encaustic wax prints. Billie works with wax and natural materials related to his Navajo culture, incorporating sand, beads, horse hair and other materials that are used in ceremonies and other traditional events. Other artists showing at Gadugi include Maureen May, Sean Stuart, Jinx Bolli and Lona Warne.

Sorrel Sky Gallery will host Navajo jeweler Ray Tracey and Durango painter Phyllis Stapler for Gallery Walk. Both artists will present new works as well as meet and greet collectors. Tracey, who also has acted in several Hollywood films, will give a tufa casting demonstration beginning at 5 p.m. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Sorrel Sky Gallery

Sorrel Sky Gallery will host Navajo jeweler Ray Tracey and Durango painter Phyllis Stapler for Gallery Walk. Both artists will present new works as well as meet and greet collectors. Tracey, who also has acted in several Hollywood films, will give a tufa casting demonstration beginning at 5 p.m.

Sorrel Sky Gallery will host Navajo jeweler Ray Tracey and Durango painter Phyllis Stapler for Gallery Walk. Both artists will present new works as well as meet and greet collectors. Stapler has shown her work at galleries worldwide and is one of Sorrel Sky’s newest artists. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Sorrel Sky Gallery

Sorrel Sky Gallery will host Navajo jeweler Ray Tracey and Durango painter Phyllis Stapler for Gallery Walk. Both artists will present new works as well as meet and greet collectors. Stapler has shown her work at galleries worldwide and is one of Sorrel Sky’s newest artists.

“Eleanora of Siena” is an example of the composite photography of Fran Forman on display at Open Shutter Gallery. Forman’s show opened last week and the artist will be on hand tonight for Gallery Walk. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Open Shutter Gallery

“Eleanora of Siena” is an example of the composite photography of Fran Forman on display at Open Shutter Gallery. Forman’s show opened last week and the artist will be on hand tonight for Gallery Walk.

Diane West will feature “Local Texture,” with artists Pat Hartman and Amaral. Both will be in attendance tonight. Sequeira-Munoz specializes in silver and copper cuff bracelets with a plethora of excited curve and texture. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Diane West

Diane West will feature “Local Texture,” with artists Pat Hartman and Amaral. Both will be in attendance tonight. Sequeira-Munoz specializes in silver and copper cuff bracelets with a plethora of excited curve and texture.