Alpine Arts Center hosts exhibit of work by Vail Valley art teachers
Ryan Summerlin October 14, 2013
How many students have wondered what their art teachers create outside of the classroom setting, when they are making art for themselves instead of for class demonstrations? This Monday evening is your chance to find out!
Art teachers from across the valley have put together a dynamic gallery exhibit at the Alpine Arts Center in Edwards, with works including paintings, sculptures, printmaking, jewelry and batik.
Their artwork will be on display and for sale during the months of October and November, with a gallery opening this Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and appetizers will be served. The Alpine Arts Center will also have a selection of wine and beer at the event.
Showing community support for local art teachers
“It’s great to see the personal work of our talented art teachers. I appreciate the opportunity to show work with my colleagues.”
Art teacher at Berry Creek Middle School
Lauren Merrill, owner of the Alpine Arts Center, said the exhibit is impressive and showcases a variety of art mediums and techniques, just as art teachers do in their classrooms everyday.
“It’s not often that art teachers have the opportunity to display their own work because they are usually too focused on their students,” Merrill said, “This opening reception is a chance for the community as well as participating schools to show support for their local art teachers and to recognize their efforts in and out of the classroom.”
Featured artists include Lindsey Johnson, Danni Drapeau, Tara Goike, Sam Mizwicki, Lara Large, Natalee Pangrazio, Lauren Merrill and Debbie Bolon-Feeney.
Lara Large, art teacher at Eagle County Charter Academy and Homestake Peak, created three india ink monoprints for the gallery show.
“It’s great to see the personal work of our talented art teachers,” Large said. “I appreciate the opportunity to show work with my colleagues.”
Lindsay Johnson, art teacher at Berry Creek Middle School, submitted her “Nemesis” sculpture into the exhibit, which has all of the kids as well as many adults at Alpine Arts Center intrigued. Made out of silicone and porcelain, everyone is curious and wants to stop by and touch it.
In addition to these pieces, others works of art include horse and peacock paintings, glass jewelry, bicycle mixed media paintings and more.
About the Apline Arts Center
The Alpine Arts Center is located at 210 Edwards Village Blvd. A105, in the Edwards Commercial Park. For more information about the reception or other upcoming programs at the Alpine Arts Center, please visit www.alpine artscenter.org or call 970-926-2732.