Avon library displays local artists’ work
AVON — The Vail Valley Art Guild opens a new art show this week at the Avon Public Library featuring works of art by local artists Lynn Diamond Feiger and Rosalind Reed.
Each piece has a map-based theme. The show is on display through the end of July. A public reception takes place Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
“Maps represent more than GPS coordinates,” Reed said. “For us, maps evoke a sense of place, and can evoke an emotional, spiritual and intellectual curiosity.” Ski area trails, decision trees, DNA charts and highway roundabouts are depicted in oils and acrylics.
Feiger is an expressionist painter who lives and works in Minturn. In 2015, she was accepted by the internationally acclaimed artist Enrique Martinez Celaya as a student in his three-year mentorship program through Anderson Art Ranch in Snowmass. She has studied art at the Colorado Art Institute, the Denver Art Students League, Colorado Mountain College, the University of California (San Francisco) and UCLA. Her studies include workshops with a number of accomplished artists in Europe and the United States, as well as studies in Asian art and Chinese brush painting and calligraphy.
Her paintings have been displayed in galleries in Denver, Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon and Edwards.
Feiger is also a civil rights attorney and was named by her peers as one of the best attorneys in the country for the last 25 years. She has obtained a number of the largest verdicts and settlements for employees in the Rocky Mountain region.
Reed lives in Wolcott where she paints and sketches regularly and takes classes at Colorado Mountain College and those sponsored by the Vail Valley Art Guild.
“I want my art to reflect the humor and beauty I see in everyday life,” she said.
Reed had two previous successful careers in real estate investment banking and landscape design before taking her art “seriously.”
“I’ve taken many graphic design and art classes over the years to learn how to express my ideas to clients, but I never found time to practice anything I’d learned, except to render lovely, easy-to-understand landscape plans,” she said.
She prefers to work with oil and acrylic paint.