Look both ways for 6-pack of artists

Courtesy of Studio &

Nathan Schmidt’s “Songbirds” are among the artist’s contributions to the fourth annual Group Show. Schmidt’s work will be shown at Serving Life Chiropractic through July 20.

By Ted Holteen Herald staff writer

Studio & is more than just a workspace and gallery for the member artists of the Main Avenue arts collective. It’s also a launchpad and showcase for countless local artists; some are established locals who don’t show regularly in galleries, and others are relative newcomers to the art scene.

For the fourth year, & will give six of those artists some exposure in the annual group show.

Three will exhibit at & and another three will have their work on display across Main Avenue at Serving Life Chiropractic. Saturday’s opening reception will take place at both locations simultaneously.

The artists are a mixed and talented lot. Maegan Crowley is an actual Dolores blacksmith, a rarity in these parts and just about everywhere else. In this day and age, that makes her a skilled metal artist who is one of two artists working in three dimensions.

The other is Minna Jain, a creative fountain who has yet to meet an artistic medium she can’t master.

The wall-hanging artists are Dan Groth, Nathan Schmidt, Megan Altendorf and Kiley Tate Smith.

Groth has had several successful solo shows in recent years as his fantasy-inspired pen-and-ink drawings have a inexplicable charm and draw.

Schmidt is a talented but relatively unknown artist who doesn’t discriminate between painting and drawing.

Also new on the scene is Kiley Tate Smith, who was selected by the & crew based on his submission application.

Finally, Megan Altendorf is a working architect who will construct a small room inside Studio & to display her artwork.

The Group Show will remain on display for one week.

ted@durangoherald.com

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