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Living his work

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We all seem to “live” at work from sunrise to sunset, but, in Beaver Creek July 31-Aug.t 2, and in Vail Aug. 6-9, artist Don Sahli actually will.Sahli, an American painter and teacher of the Russian school of realism, and both Beaver Creek Fine Art and Vail Fine Art Galleries, are offering their collectors another opportunity to see an artist living his work.As the galleries’ returning artist-in-residence (he was in Vail in February and Beaver Creek in March), Sahli will be painting the wildflowers and historic buildings in the early morning, and then painting area landscapes during the dusk glow at sunset.Each afternoon, before heading out to paint at sunset, he will participate in a daily “viewing hour” event at each gallery to share his work from the morning and the previous day. Art enthusiasts can shadow Sahli on the path of his life as an artist painting and exhibiting.In addition to Sahli’s daily sketches and paintings, Beaver Creek Fine Art and Vail Fine Art Galleries will feature a collection of his larger pieces painted prior to the artist in residence events. His subjects celebrate the colorful and spectacular West, while his use of color, light and passion reveal his training in the Russian school of realism.Sahli’s artist in residence will take place July 31 through Aug. 2 in various locations throughout Beaver Creek, with daily “viewing hours” from 1 to 4 p.m. at Beaver Creek Fine Art Gallery, located at St. James Place in Beaver Creek Village (970-845-8500). Then, from Aug. 6-9, he will participate in another artist in residence in various locations throughout Vail, with daily “viewing hours” from 1 to 4 p.m. at Vail Fine Art Gallery, located in the Crossroads Center at 141 E. Meadow Drive (970-476-2900).For additional background on Sahli, visit his Web site at, or call (303) 670-8615.

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