Vail Valley Art Guild hosts first Friday art walk
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What: Town of Minturn and Vail Valley Art Guild First Friday Art Walk
Where: Vail Valley Art Guild Gallery, 291 Main Street, Minturn / Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Roastery, U.S. Highway 6 and 24, Minturn
When: Friday, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
More information: vailvalleyartguild.com.
The town of Minturn and the Vail Valley Art Guild are sponsoring a First Friday Art Walk on Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at two different locations.
The Vail Valley Art Guild in Minturn, at 291 Main St., will be exhibiting work by Lynn Diamond Feiger. Feiger is a painter who lives and works in Minturn.
Her painting “Back Bowls: Last Run” was awarded best in show at the first annual Vail Colorado Mountain College Art Show and was the first major purchase by the Edwards campus of Colorado College for its permanent collection.
She was selected as a mentee by the internationally acclaimed artist Enrique Martinez Celaya, an artist whose work appears in the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and in the permanent collections of major contemporary art museums throughout the United States and Europe. Feiger studied with artist Enrique Martinez Celaya over a four-year period at Anderson Art Ranch in Snowmass and in Los Angeles at Celaya’s studio.
She has also studied art at UCLA, University of California extension in San Francisco, the Colorado Art Institute, the Denver Art Students League, CMC and at the Sadi Valeri Altier School of Classical Design. Her studies include numerous workshops with accomplished artists in Europe (Lucca, Florence and in Provence), as well as studies in Asian art and Chinese brush painting and calligraphy.
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Her paintings have been displayed in galleries in Denver, Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon and Edwards. Her paintings have also been published the CMC arts publication, Rocky Mountain Reflections.
Feiger works with oil paints and Chinese ink and watercolors, painting in an intense lyrical and expressionist style. Many of her works focus on the spectacular scenery of the Vail Valley. Additional artwork can be seen on her website, lynnfeiger.com.
Feiger is also an attorney with a practice focusing on complex plaintiff employment cases.
Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea – Roastery Cafe will be sponsoring works by Andrew Pranger who is the president of the Vail Valley Art Guild.
Pranger is a working painter and print-maker originally from Richmond, Virginia. He studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton, one of England’s most well respected institutions and graduated with honors. His work has been shown with many respected galleries and organizations throughout the U.S. and England and sells privately as well. He started two collectives of young artists who found disused spaces in towns and turned them into temporary pop up galleries, gaining rave reviews from local and national art publications as well as the public. After years of living in Europe, he returned to the U.S. and currently lives in Eagle.
Pranger’s work focuses on the engagement with the relationship between medium and idea. He attempts to show attention to the details of applying paint that takes into account the rich tradition of oil painting. Working within a highly figurative and traditional context, his work seeks to question the roles of painterly realism in relation to modern mass-media spectacle. His paintings deal with hubris and failure, yet attempt to maintain a lightness of touch and self-deprecating humor that preserves the difficult balance between the profound and the approachable. Pranger uses the language of portraiture to draw in viewers but corrupts and perverts understanding of the work on display. The identity of the figure is beside the point.
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