Vail Valley Art Guild presents ‘Explosions of Color’ exhibit; reception Sept. 2 | VailDaily.com

Vail Valley Art Guild presents ‘Explosions of Color’ exhibit; reception Sept. 2

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AVON — This summer throughout the high country, residents and visitors have been treated to a showy explosion of wildflower colors in high mountain meadows and vibrant annuals and perennials in public spaces and private gardens.

As summer starts to wind down, the artists and photographers of the Vail Valley Art Guild are doing their part to extend the season with a display of brilliant flowers in an exhibit of paintings and photographs at the Art of the Valley Gallery in Avon. "Flowers: Explosion of Color" opened Wednesday and will run through Sunday, Oct. 2.

A First Friday reception is planned at the Art of the Valley Gallery in Avon for Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Music will be provided by the AWE Group, and attendees will have a chance to view the exhibit while meeting the artists and photographers.

One of the featured artists in the exhibit, and one of the newest members of the Vail Valley Art Guild, is Kym Luck. Luck began her work as a ceramicist by creating realistic cowboy hats in a ceramics class at Colorado Mountain College. Each piece depicts a hat worn by one of her friends.

Other artists represented in the show include Marjory Wilson, who will display her large oil paintings of vibrant flowers, both wild and domestic; Joann Carhart Levy, with plein air oil paintings of red poppies; and Rick Spitzer, who has led the Vail Valley Art Guild photographers on numerous field trips this summer and has contributed photos of columbines and blue flax, which he discovered on a trip to Shrine Pass.

For more information on the exhibit and the Vail Valley Art Guild, visit http://www.vailvalleyartguild.com.

If you go …

What: “Flowers: Explosion of Color,” an exhibit by the Vail Valley Art Guild.

When: Opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

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

Cost: Admission is free.

More information: Visit http://www.vailvalleyartguild.com.