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Renowned sports artist Malcolm Farley will be at C. Anthony Gallery in Beaver Creek, 4-8 p.m Friday. U.S. Ski Team racer Bode Miller and American skiing legend Billy Kidd will be on hand signing artworks. Kidd will also be at C. Anthony 3-5 p.m Saturday.

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – Members of the U.S. Ski Team will be all over Beaver Creek Village after Friday’s Birds of Prey races.

Bode Miller and American skiing legend Billy Kidd will be at C. Anthony Gallery with artist Malcolm Farley. Miller and Kidd will be signing Farley’s ski art.

Farley and Kidd will be at C. Anthony Gallery from 4 to 8 p.m. Miller will be on hand from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Kidd also will be at C. Anthony Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.

Four other U.S. Ski Team members will be at Beaver Creek Sports around that time.

Will Gregorak, T.J. Lanning, Nolan Kasper and Steve Lanning will be at Beaver Creek Sports from 5 to 6 p.m.

“Malcolm Farley is the world’s best sports action painter. He is very good and very quick and great,” said Josephine Delucinges, with C. Anthony Gallery. “We love this event; it’s as much for the people as for us, the artists and the skiers.”

Miller adheres to the fact that the show must go on, Delucinges said.

“The last time Bode was here, he had crashed. He was all bruised and banged up, but he came and put on a great event. He even stayed around afterward and signed for the children,” she said.

Farley is known for visions of color and his ability to capture the action and spirit of an event. Farley’s is a bold style, and he developed it early.

Farley started painting at 8 years old and was an athlete himself. He cut his teeth painting the world’s greatest baseball, tennis, football and hockey stars.

In his formative years, he traveled the world with his family, gaining cultural perspectives. He even attended junior high at an elevation of 9,500 feet in Northern India and other global ports.

Later, as a scholarship athlete, he learned to combine his athletic and artistic talents to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Metropolitan State College in Denver. He started earning a living as a commercial artist, which forced him to become adept at many styles. It also provided the opportunity to experiment with many mediums. Through all this, he settled on his impressionistic style.

He’s now deeply involved with his worldwide philanthropic work. Farley is also a regular on televised broadcasts, including CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox Sport, ESPN, NFL films, NFL network and the USA network.

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