Please join us Friday, July 28, 6-8pm to meet local artists:
Quinton Maldonado – Traditional Native American Ledger Art
Bill Ervin – Landscape and Wildlife Photography
Girls Painters West Group – Plein Aire Painting
Joel Bruce Wallach – Digital Impressionism
We will be joined by The Wallpaper House Band. Stop in for refreshments, a gallery full of creativity and live music!
How often do you get to meet professional local artists?
Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery has gone all out this summer to bring 10+ artists together in person for an evening of lively conversation, a chance to ask questions, check out handmade art, live music and refreshments.
Don’t miss this chance to chat with artists who create using a wide variety of styles and methods. Our special guest is Quinton Maldonado who will be here from South Dakota to talk about his traditional Native American Ledger art. Here’s a preview of our group of our artists:
Quinton Maldonado: Quinton has been creating ledger art since 2001. An enrolled member of the Oglala/Lakota Souix tribe, his great great grandfather was the medicine man and brother of Crazy Horse.
“Ledger art began when natives were put on reservations and could no longer hunt buffalo and record stories on hide. Merchants gave natives their ledger paper and natives recorded stories and events.”
Bill Ervin: Bill is a longtime owner/member a the Gallery. His current show features Colorado Summer Landscapes and favorite photographs taken in Costa Rica.
After thirty years of photographing wildlife across the globe, Bill had his first close encounter with a wild Mountain Lion in March of 2017.
Girls Painters West Group: This group of painters has spent many a fine hour painting plein aire under the inspiring skies of Colorado and New Mexico. “Our belief in painting the dramatic story of the Western Landscape, and our love of expressing our visions finds us creating works of beauty to share with our art community.”
Artists featured include: Alice Renouf, Laurie Donlon, Margot Rowan, Lancene Cadera, Penny Peterson, Jacque Michelle, and Laura Brenton
Joel Bruce Wallach: Joel believes that the beautiful shapes and patterns of the natural world reveal deep universal truths, like a sacred mirror that shows us the innter beauty of our hearts and souls.
His bold digital impressionism uses vibrant patterns and sparkling colors to create intricate and powerfully enchanting art. These jewel-like images of Boulder County inspire and delight.
After the Artist Reception:
Stop by the Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery now through Aug 22 to see the work of Quinton Maldonado. The others are on displayed longer – see our calendar for details.