Art exhibit/reception taking place at Vail Village Arts Tuesday |

Art exhibit/reception taking place at Vail Village Arts Tuesday

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Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily"Red Dusk," by Christopher Nelson. Proceeds from this piece will be donated to Jack's Place in Edwards.

VAIL, Colorado – Vail Village Arts and artist Christopher Nelson have teamed up to benefit Jack’s Place, A Cancer Caring House located in Edwards. Jack’s Place provides safe, caring, and convenient accommodations free of charge to patients and loved ones receiving treatment at the Shaw Cancer Center in the Vail Valley.

Vail Village Arts will hold an artist’s reception with Nelson Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Vail Village Arts. The exhibit features 20 new paintings by Nelson, a Colorado-based artist. Along with these paintings, the artist donated a one-of-a-kind original painting titled “Red Dusk,” which is currently being auctioned on the gallery’s website at The painting is on display in the gallery. The auction will close at noon Jan. 3 with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to Jack’s Place. A portion of all sales from the show, along with 100 percent of the auction proceeds, will benefit Jack’s Place.

Nelson is known for his interesting acrylic pieces. He carves and etches on pieces of acrylic, in addition to painting them.

“This show is an anniversary of sorts,” said John Vickers, the gallery owner. “It was four years ago to the day of this show that I put the first pieces of (Nelson’s) on the wall.

Nelson is one of the top five selling artists at the gallery, Vickers said.

“Chris was a very persistent artist, and I have a lot of respect for that simple fact,” Vickers said. “When he first came to Vail to check out the galleries he made a decision that my gallery was where he wanted to show, so over the course of about eight months he would continue to stop in and visit with me, finding out what I liked and what I didn’t like about his work. He listened, and over the course of that time, he refined the work to what it is today.”

“My goal is only to capture just a piece of the beauty I see around me, and do it some small justice through my vision,” Nelson said.

Music plays an important part in Nelson’s creative process, and after the show ends at 8 p.m., the artist will play music in the gallery for about an hour, Vickers said.

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