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Vail Valley art exhibit celebrates National Women’s History Month

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – The opening reception for the Vail Valley’s third annual Women’s History Month Art Show, featuring women artists from around Colorado and beyond, is Friday at Loaded Joe’s in Avon.

The event is from 5-8 p.m.

This year’s event highlights the work of the Red Ribbon Project of Eagle County. The $5 entry and proceeds from the evening will benefit the Red Ribbon Project’s mission to build healthier lives through a comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, education and support for everyone in Eagle County.

Friday’s opening features music from local favorites Boxcar Daisies and a silent auction with a variety of donations from local businesses and original artwork by participating artists. Among the silent auction items are a raft trip from Colorado River Runs, tickets for the Avalanche and Rockies games, $100 Dish certificate, collaborative artwork created for the silent auction and more.

“Weaving Her Story: The Fabric of Life” will be up for the month of March, which is National Women’s History Month. Established and emerging artists in the exhibition represent a variety of styles and mediums including ceramics, watercolor, photography and more.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with artists to promote the interwoven connections of women and girls,” said Karen Koenemann, Red Ribbon Project director. “This also gives us the opening to promote HIV/AIDS awareness for women and girls along with the importance of making positive sexual health choices.”

Participating artists include Amy Dose, Kendra Cowles, Cristina Gair, Elizabeth Benotti, Polly Gates, Sydney Summers, Becky Donatucci and Robin Nash.

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