FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, January 19, 2016
PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Creative Corridor’s First Friday Art Walk festivities begin at 5 p.m. on February 3. Feel the love at more than 35 art galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Creative Corridor. First Friday Art Walk activities are free.
Visitors create their own walking art tour of a variety of locations by starting at one gallery, picking up a free Creative Corridor Explorer’s Guide, and traveling on to another destination after mingling with the artists. The free guide is available in galleries and participating businesses and includes a plan of activities and a map. More information can be found at PuebloArts.org or follow on facebook.com/PuebloArts. For information on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find at facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
Mesa Junction District
Artisan Textile Co., 113 Broadway Ave.— Celebrating winter and Valentine’s Day with our Black & White with a Splash of Red show featuring the fiber artists of ATC. Also featuring black and white works by local ceramic artist Christine Boyd. “Make and Take” woven paper hearts. Refreshments served.
Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave.— Featuring the works of artist Mike McIntyre, who hand cuts Southwest and Native American-inspired art out of copper, steel, brass and wood. His wall hangings and yard art include motifs such as daisies, sunflowers, saguaro cacti, kokopelli, birdhouses, feathers and dream catchers.
Grupo Folklórico del Pueblo Studio, 120 Lake Ave.— Celebrating amor (love)! Stop by for a meal and a show showered in love. An authentic Mexican meal will be served for $6. Drop by the studio to enjoy the dinner and folklórico dance performances any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.— Hosting an opening reception for the 2017 Annual Photography Show, co-sponsored by the Southern Colorado Photography Society and the InfoZone News Museum. More than 100 photographs will be showcased! Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Also featuring the 6th Annual Eagle Day Photo Contest Reception, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the 4th floor. View a digital gallery of all contest photos and vote on the People’s Choice Photo! Enjoy a meet and greet with live birds from The Nature and Raptor Center. Print photos will be used for judging and winners will be announced at 7:15 p.m. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.
Union Avenue Historic District
The Daily Grind – Hanging Tree Café, 209 S. Union Ave.— Celebrate our local talent at monthly open mic! Sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by local musician Cocordian.
John Deaux Art Gallery and Turf Exchange Visual Arts Center, 221 S. Union Ave.— Featuring a live demonstration of oil painting by accomplished Colorado landscape artist Robert Wands. Enjoy live music by Nuthatch Pants upstairs in John Deaux Art Gallery while Tom Boyd performs on his Marxophone downstairs in the Turf Exchange.
Southeastern Heritage Center & Museum, 201 W. “B” Street— Hosting an exhibition of drawings by artist Johnny Fuentes, whose drawings feature Southwest themes in pastels and pencil using the method of pointillism (dots).
Steel City Art Works Gallery, 216 S. Union Ave.— Featuring the hand-painted Southwestern-themed wearable art of Linda Lou Randolph, copper jewelry by Aaron Williamson, and illustrations by Gary Stueve, who employs black ink and soft pencil combined with careful use of negative space in a realistic interpretation of old familiar subjects. Enjoy music and refreshments alongside the art exhibition.
Downtown Area/Main Street District
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe. Ave.— Opening reception of Representing the West in the White Gallery. Enjoy artwork in a variety of mediums that consider the changing culture and myths of the American West. Meet the artists and enjoy complementary refreshments. Living in Colorado – Landscapes by Lynn Chapman in the Regional Gallery focuses on Pueblo artist Chapman’s works, which highlight the beauty of the Colorado landscape. Also featuring Goodnight Barn – the Real Lonesome Dove in the 3rd Floor Foyer, which includes informative displays portraying Charles Goodnight’s time in Pueblo. The wide-open landscapes, dramatic skies and looming mountains of the western United States are showcased in Far Horizons: Landscapes from the Francis King Collection of Western Art in the King Gallery. Terry Galusha: Pueblo Artist is featured in the 2nd Floor Foyer. Terry was well known in Pueblo as a piano technician, as a musician who played clarinet in the Pueblo Symphony for many years, and for his paintings and cartoons. Free admission is sponsored by the Jackson Foundation in honor of Bob Jackson.
The sponsors for the 2017 First Friday Art Walk are: Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Koncilja & Koncilja, Legacy Bank, Pueblo Events, Pueblo Arts Alliance, Colorado Creative Industries and National Endowment for the Arts. Pueblo Arts Alliance promotes the production, enjoyment and collaboration of the arts for the purposes of economic development and an enriched quality of life in Pueblo. As administrator of the Pueblo Creative Corridor, a Colorado Certified Creative District, the Arts Alliance is supported by Colorado Creative Industries and the Boettcher Foundation.