New exhibit ‘Water’ at Art of the Valley Gallery in Avon |

New exhibit ‘Water’ at Art of the Valley Gallery in Avon

"Stones Under Rushing Water," photograph on metal, by Josh Ruark.
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What: “Water,” and exhibit featuring 15 artists and photographers.

When: Now through Sunday, May 15. Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

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

Cost: Admission is free.

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AVON — The Vail Valley Art Guild is currently exhibiting a show titled “Water,” featuring photographs, watercolors and acrylic paintings from 15 of the guild’s artists and photographers

Watercolor and acrylic are both water-based mediums, and photographs and paintings contains images of water are also included in the exhibit. The show will run through Sunday, May 15, at Art of the Valley Gallery at Chapel Square in Avon.

highlighting local artists

Josh Ruark, a local photographer who grew up and currently lives in the Vail Valley, is one of the participating photographers. He is 100 percent self-taught and has used all kinds of cameras over the years. He currently uses the Fuji XF line of cameras and lenses. He said he loves the character of the Fuji system, including the overall look, the aperture, shutter speed, etc.

“The system has amazing IQ, both in the cameras and lenses, which produce images with great color and sharpness,” he said. “To top it off, the system is incredibly fun to use.”

Ruark’s image “Stones Under Rushing Water” is a long exposure of Brush Creek in Eagle.

Norm Vogel’s “Scene Through a Bubble, NYC” was taken in Central Park, where he came upon a group of mothers, children and bubbles — all moving around. He was able to capture the image of a colorful bubble before it burst.

Herta von Ohlsen’s acrylic painting “Reflections” shows a familiar Rocky Mountain scene of mountains and sunset reflected in a high-mountain lake.

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