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This Friday, October 24th our annual Day of the Dead show opens (5-9 pm). Please join us in paying tribute to those who have passed on. This year’s show will feature an altar to pay tribute to those things in your life that you wish to respectfully honor and usher into the past. Everyone is invited to participate in this community altar, which can be done by stopping by the gallery and dropping off your gifts to those you wish to honor.  

#diademuertos #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #eveningofthedead #art #durangoart #studioand #community #visitdurango @visitdurango

This Friday, October 24th our annual Day of the Dead show opens (5-9 pm). Please join us in paying tribute to those who have passed on. This year’s show will feature an altar to pay tribute to those things in your life that you wish to respectfully honor and usher into the past. Everyone is invited to participate in this community altar, which can be done by stopping by the gallery and dropping off your gifts to those you wish to honor.

#diademuertos #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #eveningofthedead #art #durangoart #studioand #community #visitdurango @visitdurango

Untitled
20”x20”
Acrylic on Canvas
Shay Lopez has been sneaking into the Studio at night as of late… We came into the Studio recently to this beauty hanging on the wall in the back.

#art #durangoart #coloradoart #studioand #shaylopez #painting #jazz

Untitled
20”x20”
Acrylic on Canvas
Shay Lopez has been sneaking into the Studio at night as of late… We came into the Studio recently to this beauty hanging on the wall in the back.

#art #durangoart #coloradoart #studioand #shaylopez #painting #jazz

Untitled
20”x20”
Acrylic on Canvas
Shay Lopez has been sneaking into the Studio at night as of late… We came into the Studio recently to this beauty hanging on the wall in the back.

#art #durangoart #coloradoart #studioand #shaylopez #painting #jazz

Untitled
20”x20”
Acrylic on Canvas
Shay Lopez has been sneaking into the Studio at night as of late… We came into the Studio recently to this beauty hanging on the wall in the back.

#art #durangoart #coloradoart #studioand #shaylopez #painting #jazz

"Anything To Get Ahead" oil on panel, framed 12"x8"

We still have work available from Elizabeth Kinahan’s solo show here at the gallery (including this beautiful piece!). Email the gallery at artideasprogress@gmail.com to purchase available work. 

#durangoart #elizabethkinahan #art #coloradoart #ornithology #oilpainting #birdart

"Anything To Get Ahead" oil on panel, framed 12"x8"

We still have work available from Elizabeth Kinahan’s solo show here at the gallery (including this beautiful piece!). Email the gallery at artideasprogress@gmail.com to purchase available work.

#durangoart #elizabethkinahan #art #coloradoart #ornithology #oilpainting #birdart

“Don’t Mind Me” - Oil on canvas (available for purchase by contacting the gallery at artideasprogress@gmail.com). 

If you missed the opening for Elizabeth Kinahan’s show “Fleeting Impressions” on Friday, stop in and check out her new work - we still have several paintings available and will have the show up through this week, and the colors are extraordinarily vibrant in the muted light of this rainy Monday!

@eakinahan #elizabethkinahan #durangoart #studioand #art #painting #coloradoart #fleetingimpressions

“Don’t Mind Me” - Oil on canvas (available for purchase by contacting the gallery at artideasprogress@gmail.com).

If you missed the opening for Elizabeth Kinahan’s show “Fleeting Impressions” on Friday, stop in and check out her new work - we still have several paintings available and will have the show up through this week, and the colors are extraordinarily vibrant in the muted light of this rainy Monday!

@eakinahan #elizabethkinahan #durangoart #studioand #art #painting #coloradoart #fleetingimpressions

Last night we hosted Elizabeth Kinahan’s solo exhibition Fleeting Impressions: The Birds of Willowtail Springs, which will remain up through October 4th.  

Elizabeth’s work speaks eloquently to this land and this community, informed by a cultural history of ranching and farming as well as a profound love of nature and animals.  She has serious followers, who have witnessed the progression of her work through the years, participating in her process by getting to know the creatures she so intimately renders.  

Elizabeth’s show focuses on the Red Winged Blackbirds she witnessed during her residency at Willowtail Springs nature preserve, just outside Mancos.  The wry expressions, petulant stares, and the acrobatic gestures of each bird speak so clearly, and are so delightful to experience.  

What’s more, the transformation of our gallery and studio space for her show is just lovely.  The spare white walls and exposed concrete floors feel light and airy, giving each piece room to breath and laugh.  The slate blue-greens and cattail creamy browns of her paintings give an almost wintery sense of spaciousness and focus to her work.  

Mostly, it’s just super fun to talk to each person who comes in and inevitably decides on a favorite, ascribing detailed personalities and intentions to them, making up perfect stories for each little bird.

We’ve already sold several of Elizabeth Kinahan’s paintings this afternoon - this one, “Gauging the Competition” is still available and is one of our favorites from the show - stop in and check out this and more tonight! Art can also be purchased by contacting the gallery at artideasprogress@gmail.com.

@eakinahan #elizabethkinahan #durangoart #studioand #art #painting #coloradoart

We’ve already sold several of Elizabeth Kinahan’s paintings this afternoon - this one, “Gauging the Competition” is still available and is one of our favorites from the show - stop in and check out this and more tonight! Art can also be purchased by contacting the gallery at artideasprogress@gmail.com.

@eakinahan #elizabethkinahan #durangoart #studioand #art #painting #coloradoart

Come by tonight for the opening of Elizabeth Kinahan’s (@eakinahan) new show Fleeting Impressions. #anddurango #durango #art #eakinahan #paintings #redwingblackbird #birds  (at studio &)

Come by tonight for the opening of Elizabeth Kinahan’s (@eakinahan) new show Fleeting Impressions. #anddurango #durango #art #eakinahan #paintings #redwingblackbird #birds (at studio &)

It was a weekend of art doings and flash floods.  Despite impressive rains coating our streets with muck and misplaced dumpsters, ski boots, wine racks and anything else the water could pick up and fling about (I even found a set of three frilly thongs tangled in a six-pack), it was a pretty spectacular weekend for the arts in Durango.  Friday evening was the Fall Gallery Walk with many new art shows opening simultaneously.  Saturday and Sunday saw the 2nd Avenue Durango Autumn Arts Festival and Monday evening we hosted a wine sipping, veggie munching opportunity for artists in Durango to meet the new ED of the Durango Arts Center.  

Schmoozing isn’t the easiest thing for a lot of us.  It often feels like Durango’s art community is a semi-monastic troupe of introverts who don’t like being alone.  But this weekend, making the rounds and buying too many beautiful things, it felt GOOD to get out and sip lemonade in the watery sun with one another.  We may be in a river valley in the mountains in the middle of nowhere, beset by freak storms and mudslides, but man… we really know how to show up.

Rosie Carter’s work is desolate and romantic.  It unfailingly draws strangers off the street into the gallery.  It tells stories that feel stark and comfortingly inevitable, like sudden autumn storms stripping golden leaves from tree branches in one gust before you’ve even acknowledged that summer has passed.  

We always love representing Rosie and sharing in the enjoyment and discovery people experience when they notice that the birds on that one move, the moths on that one twirl, and the clouds on that one are worked from metal even though they feel so light and delicate.  Her work is a joy to look at and a joy to talk about.  

This Friday evening is Durango’s annual Fall Gallery Walk, and Studio & will be showcasing Rosie’s current body of work.  Join us, tell stories with us, celebrate autumn and beautiful art.  

Grace Before Now - another mixed media piece by Rosie Carter that we will be featuring this Friday, Sept 19, during Fall Gallery Walk here in Durango.  Contact the gallery at artideasprogress@gmail.com or check out our website for more info and to purchase available work.

#durangoart #colorado #fineart #newcontemporary #Rosiecarter #ruralunderground #shadowbox #art

Grace Before Now - another mixed media piece by Rosie Carter that we will be featuring this Friday, Sept 19, during Fall Gallery Walk here in Durango. Contact the gallery at artideasprogress@gmail.com or check out our website for more info and to purchase available work.

#durangoart #colorado #fineart #newcontemporary #Rosiecarter #ruralunderground #shadowbox #art

“As Things Go Quiet” - Another amazing mixed media piece by Rosie Carter that we will be featuring this Friday, Sept 19, during Fall Gallery Walk here in Durango.  Contact the gallery at artideasprogress@gmail.com or check out our website for more info and to purchase available work.

#durangoart #colorado #fineart #newcontemporary #Rosiecarter #ruralunderground #shadowbox #movingart

“As Things Go Quiet” - Another amazing mixed media piece by Rosie Carter that we will be featuring this Friday, Sept 19, during Fall Gallery Walk here in Durango. Contact the gallery at artideasprogress@gmail.com or check out our website for more info and to purchase available work.

#durangoart #colorado #fineart #newcontemporary #Rosiecarter #ruralunderground #shadowbox #movingart