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Art of the Valley Gallery hosts Greg Barnes pastels, local artists’ work

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Art of the Valley Gallery is currently hosting pieces from pastel artist Greg Barnes, in addition to the resulting work from “Song Title,” a Vail Valley Art Guild artist and photographer competition.
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What: Reception for art exhibit including Greg Barnes pastels and Vail Valley Art Guild artist and photographers’ “Song Title” competition.

When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 1.

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

Cost: Admission is free.

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

AVON — This weekend, the Vail Valley Art Guild will celebrate the works of pastel artist Greg Barnes, in addition to hosting the resulting work from “Song Title,” a member artist and photographer competition. A reception for these works will be held today from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Art of the Valley Gallery in Avon. The Awe group will provide chamber music for the event.

Barnes is a nationally renowned artist who is conducting a pastel workshop for the Vail Summer Art Institute. He said he enjoys painting landscapes while on location and, as a result of working quickly, leans toward impressionism. A mix of realism and impressionistic elements give his pieces a life of their own, while a free and creative use of color punctuates his style. Barnes received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Thirty-two local Vail Valley Art Guild artists and photographers were paired up randomly for the guild’s latest competition, “Song Title.” Each pair was assigned a song title. In turn, the interpretation of the title, or the song lyrics, could be used to produce a painting or photograph. Those who see the exhibit are invited to guess which song title matches up with the artwork.



For more information about Art of the Valley Gallery or the Vail Valley Art Guild, visit http://www.vailvalleyartguild.com.


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