Edwards art center hosts reception for new exhibit on Friday; workshop on tap for Saturday | VailDaily.com

Edwards art center hosts reception for new exhibit on Friday; workshop on tap for Saturday

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Wendy Satsky hanging her exhibit titled “One Artist’s Journey,” which will be on display at Alpine Arts Center for the months of June and July.

EDWARDS — A gallery reception, open to the public, is set for today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Alpine Arts Center in Edwards. Displaying in the gallery is a new exhibit by Wendy Satsky titled “One Artist’s Journey.” Other artists featured in the gallery include paper artist Helen Hiebert, oil painter Barbara Churchley, ink artist Greg Deame, woodworker Ron Hawkins and a variety of pottery and jewelry artists.

Tonight’s gallery reception will include a casual gathering to view artwork on display, complimentary appetizers and a chocolate fountain and happy hour wine and beer at Alpine Arts Center’s bar. Satsky will also give an informal art talk at 6:30 p.m. about her journey as an artist.

Nature, Letters and Color

Many of Satsky’s paintings show her love of nature, letters and color. They often take the form of “calligraphics,” a unique blend of calligraphy and painting. “My passion is connecting with my spirit through art and creating an experience where others can do that too,” Satsky said. “For me, painting is a way to tune-in and see what’s going on inside.”

Satsky will also lead a workshop Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. for adults and older teens at Alpine Arts Center. The workshop is focused on Pablo Picasso’s quote, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” In this workshop participants will return to a state of mind that encourages the experience of creating with a light heart. This class is guaranteed to inspire and rekindle the joy of being free to make art in the moment. Pre-registration is required online at http://www.alpineartscenter.org

“Wendy’s workshops are always inspiring and a great addition to our programs,” said Lauren Merrill, owner of Alpine Arts Center. “At the end of her workshops, participants leave with a feeling of accomplishment and personal growth, as well as being rejuvenated from the experience.”

Satsky lives and works as an artist in Minturn and Denver. Her professional career has included teaching children, mentoring teachers, facilitating arts and healing workshops, serving as artist-in-residence for Vail Valley Medical Center and art director for People House in Denver.

Alpine Arts Center is located at 210 Edwards Village Blvd. A105 in Edwards. For more information about this exhibit and workshop, as well as Alpine Arts Center’s summer programs, camps and Cocktails & Canvas classes, visit http://www.alpineartscenter.org or call 970-926-2732.

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