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Woodblock artist Loughridge coming to Vail International Gallery

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily/Leon Loughridge

VAIL, Colorado – Colorado woodblock artist Leon Loughridge opens his second solo exhibition at Vail International Gallery today with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Well known and regarded for his woodblock prints of the American Southwest, Loughridge’s work is in the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum and has been exhibited by many quality galleries throughout the past decade. The exhibit includes woodblocks, pastels and oils, many of which show views from popular backcountry huts in the 10th Mountain Division hut system.

In preparation for the show, Loughridge visited Eiseman Hut north of Vail in the Gore Range and 10th Mountain Hut near Leadville in the summer of 2009. Impressed by the views from these remote locations in the Colorado wilderness, he began a series of sketches on site, which he then used as studies for woodblock prints created over the past year. Both the studies and woodblock prints will be exhibited at Vail International Gallery for the first time.

“Anyone who loves Colorado’s mountains will enjoy this exhibition,” said Vail International Gallery owner Marc LeVarn. “Leon’s art is museum quality, affordable, and depicts a subject we all know and love.”

For more information about the show contact Vail International Gallery at 970-476-2525.

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