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Abstract art on display at Art of the Valley Gallery in Avon

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"War of the Bugs," mixed media, by Rosalind Reed.
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What: Abstract exhibit, featuring the art of Don Sahli, Rosalind Reed and Rebecca Robinson Kiser.

When: Now through Sunday, March 27; gallery hours are 11:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, except on powder days.

Where: Art of the Valley Gallery, 240 Chapel Place, Chapel Square, Avon.

Cost: Admission is free.

More information: Visit http://www.vailvalleyartguild.com.

AVON — The Vail Valley Art Guild is currently exhibiting a show of abstract art, which will run through Sunday, March 27, at Art of the Valley Gallery at Chapel Square in Avon. The art consists of a variety of non-representational subjects exploring line, form, texture and color in various mediums.

Don Sahli, a professional artist well known for his vibrant Colorado landscapes, has three abstract works in the exhibit. Sahli recently conducted a workshop for Art Guild artists at the Cordillera Cafe and gave a demonstration of his painting techniques to Art Guild members at Art of the Valley Gallery. His abstracts are quite a departure from his impressionistic landscapes. Sahli studied under Sergei Bogart, a Russian impressionist painter who taught him to see the relationship among color, form and design in nature. He currently has a studio in Evergreen and is represented in galleries across the country.

Rosalind Reed, who has had careers in landscape design and real estate investment, took many art and graphic design classes over the years and produced beautifully rendered landscape plans to clients. Now, she paints and sketches regularly and takes classes at Colorado Mountain College and workshops with the Art Guild. She prefers to work in oil and acrylic but is also proficient in watercolor, colored pencil and charcoal. She starts with an idea, usually a picture and an emotion that she wants to express. Reed has lived part time in the valley for 12 years and full time for the past three years.

Rebecca Robinson Kiser has an extensive background in art education. She taught elementary art in St. Louis, Missouri, public schools and then became certified in special education and taught special-needs children. Robinson Kiser has a master’s degree in art education and has studied abroad. She skied and vacationed in Colorado for 10 years before she made the Vail Valley her home, where she leads an active lifestyle and participates in skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and all sorts of volunteer activities.

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