Galerie Zuger welcomes artist in residence Spar Street, Feb. 18 | VailDaily.com

Galerie Zuger welcomes artist in residence Spar Street, Feb. 18

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VAIL — From a family of ski developers and a small ski town, Spar Street's initial inspiration started with the slopes, and now he is bringing his renowned artwork to Galerie Zuger in Vail for a residency on Sunday.

Street's mission as an artist and human being is simple: Focus on what is most important in life. His sculptures come with a pivotal message and explore the essence of being truly alive and deeply engaged with the world around us. The pieces are designed to be guiding paths to our most authentic lives and emblems of inner strength.

"Each piece is meant to serve as an exploration and celebration of the courage it takes to be our authentic self, to take our place in life, to surrender each day to our soul's true calling, to trust, to live wide open — tender and intimate with the world perceived through feeling," he states on his website.

"For me, being surrounded by these visual statements of intention is an immersion in the magic of being alive, a way of marinating in what it means to love deeply and to be part of making this world a beautiful place to live."

Influencer and inspiration

An influencer and inspiration, Street's work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally in galleries and cultural centers including Art Miami, Miami Beach, Florida; the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego; the Hansen Galleries in New York City; Gallery Rodeo in Beverly Hills, California; Rendez-Vous Art Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, Art Link in Sydney; and Art Gallery Masajiro in Tokyo.

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His art has also been collected and commissioned by icons such as Richard Branson, Jewel, Andre Agassi, Richard Gere and Eckhart Tolle. In his most recent artistic and philanthropic venture, Street designed the Agent of Change award for U.N. Women in September.

His sculptures are flawlessly smooth, with a warm and gentle look to each piece. The flowing lines draw you in and are contrasted by the cool, sophisticated, mirror-like stainless steel of each sculpture.

"We all aspire to greatness in our lives and we all struggle with difficulties in bringing our best into being," he writes. "The purpose of my art is to remind us of our moments of high resolve — to support us, lifting us from the myriad of life's distractions, giving our soul a place for renewal, a place that reverberates with the power of our innermost conviction. This is the passion behind my every creation."

Street will be exhibiting four of his most prominent works at Galerie Zuger through April 15, with an opening reception of his work held Sunday, Feb. 19, from 3 to 7 p.m. Street will be in attendance at the reception, and the public is invited to attend, as well.

Galerie Zuger is located on the second level of the Solaris Plaza in Vail Village. For more information, call 970-476-5619 or visit http://www.galeriezugervail.com.

If you go …

What: Spar Street.

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19.

Where: Galerie Zuger, 141 E. Meadow Drive, No. 208, Vail Village.

Cost: Admission is free; artwork is available for purchase.

More information: Call 970-476-5619, visit http://www.galeriezugervail.com, or find the gallery on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter for the most up to date events and new works.