Lockhart featured at Cogswell gallery
John and Patrice Cogswell opened their first Vail art gallery in 1976. In 1985, the Cogswell Gallery expanded from selling only Southwestern fine art to providing a full spectrum of American artwork including western bronze pieces, western and impressionist paintings, jewelry, imported and antique furniture, vintage photography, and Native American antiquities.Today, the gallery offers its eclectic range of artwork in the Creekside Building beside the aesthetic Gore Creek, making it an important part of Vail’s art scene.The Cogswell Gallery points the spotlight at a featured artist each month, providing art lovers a chance to meet and question the talent as well as to learn more about art’s perpetual enrichment of our lives.From March 18 20, Tom Lockhart, who was born in the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado, offers his vibrant landscapes to the Cogswell Gallery. Lockhart travels the southwestern canyons of Arizona and Utah and the villages of New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains and the coast of Maine creating fine paintings that stand out among other plein air pieces.Lockhart told the gallery that, for him, creating art out of nature is what life is all about.”It’s all out there in front of you. God has given you the best material and now you must interpret nature your way. Painting from life has lifted my soul to another level and I am constantly yearning to get out there and paint.”Tom Lockhart will be on hand Friday, the 18th, and Saturday, the 19th, from 3 7 p.m. at the Cogswell Gallery at 223 Gore Creek Drive in Vail Village. He will not be present on the last day of the exhibit, Sunday, March 20. For more information about the gallery and their monthly artists, call (866) 476-1769.– Chris Black
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