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Explore still life with Margaretta Gilboy

Daily Staff ReportVail, Co, Colorado
Special to the DailyMargaretta Gilboy will teach an art class Saturday
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EDWARDS – On Saturday, the Vail Symposium will host a special workshop with award-winning artist Margaretta Gilboy.”I regard still life as a stage,” Gilboy writes. “What is the story and where is the action? How do we create a still life with particular relevance for our time and experience?” Still life has been among Gilboy’s primary concerns for over 30 years. Her arrangements are deep, dramatic, and dynamic, capable of giving meaning and evoking emotion to even the most ordinary objects, materials, and contexts. The Boulder-based painter is also known for her use of “pictures within pictures,” as well as her lucidity in use of color. The objects within her compositions are ambiguous and “covert in their roles,” enticing viewers to ponder their experience of physical things. Her use of color balances these dramas, with a sweet yet frank tone of voice.

In this master class Saturday, Gilboy and her students will explore still life as an avenue to expressive from and content. Gilboy explained participants will be encouraged “to compose and paint a work that connects to both the long history of still life as a significant expressive genre and to a deep personal expression.” Attendees are asked to bring a still life object of some significance to them, visual and psychological, and a cloth.The workshop will take place at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $60 for Vail Symposium members and $65 for nonmembers. Students need to bring a lunch. For reservations, call the Vail Symposium at 476-0954, or purchase them on-line at http://www.vailsymposium.org.

Color expressionWhat: Art class with Margaretta GilboyWhen: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Colorado Mountain College in Edwards



Cost: $60 for members/$65 for nonmembersInformation: Call the Vail Symposium at 476-0954, or purchase them on-line at http://www.vailsymposium.org. ================


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