Artist talk and dinner at The Sebastian in Vail Tuesday
VAIL CO, Colorado
Artist Bates Wilson will speak at The Sebastian hotel in Vail today about his art and his process. The hotel’s restaurant, Block 16, will host a dinner with the artist.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. with appetizers and a discussion with Wilson in the hotel’s library. An artist dinner will follow at Block 16. Chef Sergio Howland will prepare a five-course dinner for the event.
Wilson’s work is carried locally by Vail International Gallery. When Patrick Cassidy, of Vail International Gallery, saw a giant airplane sculpture hanging from the rafters at a recycled art fair in the Railyard District of Santa Fe he knew then that he had to meet the artist. That artist turned out to be Wilson, a recent transplant to the Santa Fe area from New York, who was exhibiting sculpture created from discarded highway road signs and old appliance parts in order to create something new out of something old.
Cassidy and Wilson decided to try a few of the sculptor’s unique hanging pieces in Vail where they were an immediate success with collectors from all over the world. Since then Wilson’s work has been purchased by clients in Mexico, Turkey, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, and all over the United States. Wilson’s sculptures are finely crafted pieces, often created from sheets of aluminum riveted together in fluid airplane, fish and winged designs.
The talk and dinner are open to the public. Reservations are suggested. The dinner is $115 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes wine pairings. Complimentary valet parking is available for attendees. For reservations, call 970-477-8020. For information about Wilson, call Vail International Gallery at 970-476-2525.
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