A weekend in the Vilar gallery | VailDaily.com

A weekend in the Vilar gallery

Andrew Harley
Special to the Daily/Jim Mires A lone wagon of the Eagle Bahn Gondola shimmers in the setting sun at Eagle's Nest.

Photographs reflect memories. The Vail Daily’s “A Week in the Life of the Vail Valley” photo contest reflects one week’s worth of images through the lenses of dozens of photographers from around Eagle County – and also some from out of town.The Vail Daily’s special section, which was released on Friday, represents the top third of contest submissions. The Vilar Center opens the exhibit of these prints today. The exhibit will show from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday, the Vilar Center will close for the week, the exhibit re-opens on Monday, Sept. 13, and will be on display for the remainder of the month from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“Originally the idea for the contest came from Grand Junction. They did ‘A Day in the Life.’ They picked a day, told people they could take pictures all day long and took submissions,” said contest judge Bret Hartman.The Vail Daily committee chose the week leading up to the Fourth of July to hold the contest. The contest ended on midnight at the end of the fanfare and fireworks.

Jim Mires won the contest with the “Best Overall Photo” of a gondola car at sunset on July 2nd at Eagle’s Nest.

Andrew Harley can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 610, or at aharley@vaildaily.com.Vail, Colorado

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