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Temporary rotating art comes to Vail library

VAIL — The new art initiative between Vail Public Library and Art in Public Places continues with the third application and selection review to prominently display a work of art above the library’s fireplace. This public art program between AIPP and the library serves as an opportunity for Eagle County artists to have a work of art on view in this location for a period of approximately three months.

Each artist or gallery is allowed to submit one work for each selection review. If selected, it is required that the work remain on view for the three month period from Jan. 13 through April 11. The striking stone fireplace has always served as a gathering place for library guests to relax and enjoy the many amenities provided by the library. AIPP is very pleased to work with the library to offer an indoor location to promote the visual arts in Vail.

Presently on view is a work by local photographer Steve Chinn. His work, “The Family Tree,” captures a dense view of aspen trees turning color.

“Searching for the golden colors of autumn, I found a grove of aspens that were aged to perfection,” Chinn said. “The tightly connected weathered trunks made for a nice variety of shooting options.”

Chinn is a second generation professional photographer.

“Influenced by its majesty, I constantly strive to capture the beauty, action and adventure of Colorado’s lifestyle,” he said. “Enhanced by my studies at Colorado Mountain College and Colorado State University, I am committed to the importance of capturing images with impeccable composition and lighting.”

Information regarding the parameters, review process, deadlines and application may be found on www.vail gov.com under “Art and Culture” (right side of page: Temporary Art Program at Library Info & Temporary Art Program Application). This may also be found on www.artinvail.com. This opportunity is open to Eagle County residents and property owners. The deadline to submit your application for this temporary art review is Jan. 1 at 5 p.m.

For further questions, contact Molly Eppard, Art in Public Places coordinator, at 970-479-2344 or meppard@vailgov.com.

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The VailDaily Updated Dec 17, 2013 05:23PM Published Dec 17, 2013 01:42PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.