‘Black and White’ exhibit on display at Art of the Valley Gallery through June 12 | VailDaily.com

‘Black and White’ exhibit on display at Art of the Valley Gallery through June 12

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"Tony Gulizia with Brian Loftus on Drums," oil painting, by Andrea Roth-Moore.
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What: “Black and White” an exhibit of the Vail Valley Art Guild.

When: Now through Sunday, June 12.

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

Cost: Admission is free.

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

AVON — The Vail Valley Art Guild is currently exhibiting a show titled “Black and White,” featuring art and photography, which will run through June 12 at the Art of the Valley Gallery in Avon. Thirteen artists and photographers have works on display.

Until the early 1980s, most American newspapers were printed in black and white. Advertising art, cartoons and photographs were produced as black and white images. Art and photography reference books were issued with black and white images. Color printing was expensive and reserved for the cover art or key features.

Art programs generally emphasize mastering monochromatic mediums such as graphite, pen and ink, ink washes and charcoal before attempting the color mediums, which include watercolors, pastels, acrylics and oil paint. This early training in monochromatic mediums develops a sensibility to shapes, shadows, textures, lines and dramatic contrasts.

Photography has strong history of black and white images. Developing black and white film was affordable and a relatively simple process for photography buffs. Photographer Ansel Adams is renowned for his dramatic black and white landscapes and Margaret Bourke-White for her documentary black and white images of people.

Andrea Roth-Moore, a local Vail portrait artist, is exhibiting a large oil painting of “Tony Gulizia with Brian Loftus on Drums.” Gulizia is a local musician, teacher and DJ who performs at numerous venues throughout the valley.

Raymond Bleesz has submitted a dramatic photographic portrait of Joe Berry, a cowboy from Prague, Oklahoma. Bleesz met Berry one cold March day when he drifted on foot into town with his black hat, saddle and duffle thrown over his shoulder.

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

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