August 11th 9:00am to 5:00pm & August 12th 10:00am to 5:00pm @ Ridgway's Hartwell Park
The 34th Annual two-day festival comes to Ridgway’s beautiful Hartwell Park every summer on the second weekend of August, showcasing fine arts and original crafts from up to 140 talented vendors from across the country. Art demos, free craft activities, great food and libations and family-friendly live entertainment round out the offerings, making this one of the Western Slope’s most highly anticipated art shows of the season.
Saturday, August 11th
9:00-10:00 Red Mountain Radio
10:00-11:00 Yasuo Ishikawa
11:30-12:00 Red Mountain Radio
12:00-12:30 Mt. Sneffels Marathon Awards Ceremony
12:30-2:30 Gypsy Jazz Social Club
2:30-3:00 Red Mountain Radio
3:00-4:00 Til Willis
Sunday, August 12th
10:00-11:00 Red Mountain Radio
11:30-12:00 Red Mountain Radio
12:00-12:45 Alex Paul- confirmed
12:45-1:15 Red Mountain Radio
1:15-2:15 Gotta Be
2:15-2:45 Red Mountain Radio
2:45-3:45 Til Willis
:45-4:00 Red Mountain Radio
4:00-5:00 David Nunn
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Ridgway’s new gallery, the 610 Arts Collective, features "Exposing the Sneaky Marmot" by artist Tammi Brazee throughout the month of November. To view the show and meet the artist, there will be a gallery reception on November 4 at 6:10 p.m.
Artist’s statement: Exposing the Sneaky Marmot
Sometimes the beliefs we hold about the world or about ourselves don’t serve us well. False or misleading perceptions can, at best, lead us into harmless folly, or at worst, cause others and ourselves a lifetime of misery and heartache. Exposing the Sneaky Marmot investigates many versions of self-deception. The actual or implied presence of a trickster marmot throughout the series embodies the tendency to be misled by our perceptions and beliefs, many of which have long generational ties that are passed along like family heirlooms. These mindsets are formed in childhood and carried into adulthood where they often function below our conscious awareness. I reference old photographs to allude to the temporal persistence of long-lasting familial mindsets and use the landscape as a setting to represent the wild terrain of our own unconscious thoughts and drives. These paintings are twisted versions of grown-up dramas that are humorous on the surface but sometimes dark and insidious underneath with far-reaching consequences.
About the Artist: While the hint of a Yankee accent reveals Maryland roots, Colorado has been Tammi Brazee’s home for nearly two decades. She is professional, working artist and science geek, holding two graduate degrees, one in environmental science and the other in visual art. This unusual combination of interests has had a profound influence on Brazee’s work, keeping it suspended somewhere between recognizable reality and imaginary narrative. When she’s not in the studio pondering the relationship between things and slinging paint, she can be found wandering along a mountain trail, guidebook, binoculars and lens in hand, talking to the creatures met along the way.
The 610 Arts Collective is located at 610 Clinton Street in Ridgway, Colorado. Gallery hours are M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a viewing.