‘Arbor Day’ reception part of First Friday Art Walk at Art of the Valley Gallery | VailDaily.com

‘Arbor Day’ reception part of First Friday Art Walk at Art of the Valley Gallery

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"Painting a Tree with Mrs. General George Patton," oil, by Andrea Roth-Moore.
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What: Reception for “Arbor Day” exhibit, part of the First Friday Art Walk.

When: 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, May 6. Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and the exhibit will be on display through Tuesday, May 31.

Where: Art of the Valley Gallery, 240 Chapel Square, Suite B119, Chapel Square, Avon.

Cost: Admission is free.

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

AVON — The Art of the Valley Gallery in Avon, in conjunction with the Vail Valley Art Guild, will hold a reception on Friday for its “Arbor Day” exhibit. There will be more than 50 paintings, photographs and ceramics on display through Tuesday, May 31.

Arbor Day is celebrated in various countries around the world and is reputed to have started in the 1500s in Spain. In 1872, Nebraska initiated the first American Arbor Day by planting more than 1 million trees. In the United States, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last day in April.

Reflecting nature

Trees come in many shapes and sizes, including vase-shaped American elms that line many city streets, small ornamental trees that accentuate private gardens, sequoias and coastal redwoods which are among the world’s tallest trees, and bristlecone pines, which are among the world’s oldest living trees.

The exhibit contains many examples of local spruce and aspen trees. There are also examples of species exotic to the valley, such as an African acacia tree and a Joshua tree.

“Water,” an exhibit featuring representations of water and works created with water media, will also be on display at the gallery until Sunday, May 15, as well as paintings by Vail Valley Art Guild artist Linda Zerange, the featured artist for the month of May.

The Vail Valley Art Guild, which is more than two years old, has more than 180 active members residing within the Vail Valley, with two themed exhibits planned each month. Learn more at http://www.vail valleyartguild.com.

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