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Work from Alice Feagan and Ryan Halliwell on display at Alpine Arts Center

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Ryan Halliwell is known for his close-up paintings of fish.
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What: Artwork exhibit with works from Alice Feagan and Ryan Halliwell.

When: Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with extended hours beginning in June.

Where: Alpine Arts Center, 210 Edwards Village Blvd., Edwards.

Cost: Admission is free.

More information: Visit http://www.alpineartscenter.org, or call 970-926-2732.

EDWARDS — Alice Feagan and Ryan Halliwell are currently showcasing their artwork in a new gallery exhibit at Alpine Arts Center in Edwards. Both artists have distinctly different styles and subjects, but what unifies the show is the bright and cheerful feel of the art. Feagan is a freelance illustrator, and Halliwell paints primarily outdoor landscapes and fly-fishing subjects.

“Having this new exhibit at Alpine Arts really makes it feel like spring is in the air,” said Lauren Merrill, owner of Alpine Arts Center. “We’ve had so many compliments on the artwork already, and both artists have styles unlike anything we have displayed in the past. Parents love Alice’s work to hang in their children’s rooms, and Ryan’s trout paintings are perfect gifts for anyone who loves fly-fishing.”

About the artists

Halliwell started painting six years ago. He took painting classes from artist David Hill, whom he met when he lived in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, for a year. Halliwell learned a lot from Hill, and that got him excited to keep painting. His paintings have subjects of outdoor landscapes, trout, fly-fishing and animals, all influences from growing up in Pennsylvania. Some of Halliwell’s paintings have recently been selected for designs on Liberty Skis and Cirque Mountain Apparel fly-fishing facemasks.

Feagan is a freelance illustrator specializing in traditional and digital cut paper collage. Her playful and graphic style evolved from the study of cut paper and collage techniques from multiple cultures. Originally from North Carolina, Feagan received a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art and art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Since completing her master’s degree, Feagan has illustrated for a variety of clients and markets, including National Geographic Kids magazine, Kids Can Press, Ladybug magazine, Spider magazine, The National Science Foundation, World Book Encyclopedia, Kidzu Children’s Museum, The Science Factory Children’s Museum, Oopsy Daisy, University of Oregon and Bryn Mawr College. Feagan has lived in North Carolina, Georgia, Oregon and California and currently resides in Edwards.

The gallery exhibit is available for viewing during the offseason on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with extended gallery hours beginning in June. Alpine Arts Center is also open for drop-in art activities and pottery painting during these hours. For more information about the artists, gallery reception and other art offerings at Alpine Arts Center, visit http://www.alpineartscenter.org or call 970-926-2732.


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