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‘Americana’ exhibit on display in Avon

Americana artwork by Vail Valley Art Guild members, such as this acrylic piece by Alec Hamilton, are on display at Art of the Valley Gallery in Avon.
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What: “Americana” exhibit.

Where: Art of the Valley Gallery, 240 Chapel Place, Suite B119, 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 titled “Americana,” which will run through Sunday, June 26, at its gallery in Avon. Fourteen artists and photographers have submitted 30 works for the exhibit.

What is Americana? It appears that there are many different interpretations of this term. It could refer to artifacts related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States. It could also include regional landscapes with “amber waves of grain,” “purple mountains majesty,” saguaro cactus, redwood trees and iconic national monuments.

Pop artist Andy Warhol was a leading figure in depicting common American commercial products in large displays of Campbell’s soup cans, Brillo pad boxes, Converse high tops and Coca-Cola. He also produced art including images of famous entertainers such as Elvis and Marilyn Monroe.

Thanksgiving, Fourth of July celebrations, barbecues, clam bakes, potlatch and Mom’s apple pie are common in American culture but not necessarily other cultures.

For more information, please visit http://www.vailvalleyartguild.com.

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