Free Art Education Opportunities Offered At The Art Center In July

The Art Center is offering a variety of art education opportunities in July, including two opportunities to learn about something new for free.

On July 5, Art Center Founding member and current featured artist Chris Switzer will host the First Friday at the Art Center (5:00-8:00 p.m.) and will be demonstrating her fiber art skills as well as speaking about “The Language of Weaving” at 6:30 p.m. Chris is an experienced spinner and weaver, who most often creates scarves and shawls woven with fleeces from her own alpaca and paco-vicunas. Paper pieces displayed in her current show were created with her own hand cast paper. Chris has traveled widely, and has been influenced by many cultures including her Swedish background, as well as the cultures of Peru, where she has visited on a number of occasions. Please join us at the Art Center July 5 for a free, educational, engaging and informative evening.

On July 13, at 7:00 p.m., the Art Center will be hosting a free presentation “The Evolution of a Tapestry Artist” by fiber artist David Johnson, another one of the artists featured in “The Language of Weaving” show currently on display at the Art Center through noon July 14.

David is an accomplished tapestry weaver and will be speaking about his “Echo” series. In this series of abstract tapestries David has created landscapes inspired by the overlapping of mountain ranges, lakes, and expanding sky. It is his hope that the viewer will be pulled into these fantastic spaces and be held there by the push and pull suggested in his gradated forms of value, color, and texture. These pieces are spontaneously woven with David’s hand dyed yarns, and speaks to the pattern and rhythm found in nature. This presentation is being sponsored by the Estes Park Area Weavers Guild.

We invite you to join us for both of these educational opportunities are free and open to the public.

The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. For a full listing of the 2019 July classes, for more specific information on classes, or to register for classes, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit the gallery at The Art Center at 517 Big Thompson Avenue Unit #245, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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