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902 South Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
www.rockrungallery.com  719-221-9398
 
The 4th of July is First Friday gallery night

Six galleries in Buena Vista will be open until 8pm.
~ Rock Run ~ Made ~ Sundance ~ Studio 429 ~ Jailhouse ~ and Courtyard Galleries
Rock Run is featuring new work by Robert Gray, a local wood turner of aspen vessels
  



Come in on Friday between 5:30 and 8pm to meet the artist and learn the process..

OR you can see his process here
See more of Bob's work here

Gray's finely sculpted vessels are individually created from carefully selected aspens downed by the Rocky Mountain winds in the nearby forests of his native Colorado high country. He follows a meticulous multi-step procedure that includes a lengthy curing process to prevent cracking, ranging from 6 to 12 months, producing a very stable vessel. Aspen presents a challenging paradox. Technically a hardwood, it is relatively soft yet has great strength due to its long fibered structure. Although this presents sanding problems, Gray's surfaces are flawless satin and he exploits the wood's natural strength and resiliency to achieve extraordinarily delicate vessel walls.

This artist's exquisite, tactile vessels are surprisingly light and lyrically translucent, exploding with the colors of natural aspen that range from the subtle to the dramatic. These ongoing explorations of vessel form respond to the unique character of each piece of wood. Robert synthesizes his unique artistic sensibilities with a deep appreciation and knowledge of wood and expert technical skills.
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Nora Bushong Larimer will have paintings at 20% off for just the evening 



See more of Nora's work here

Come in to see:

Pottery...

               
Bruce Larrabee of Park City, Utah

Jewelry

                    
Patricia Kimle of Ames, Iowa


And Zapotek Rugs


 
Come in to frame your own special artwork!
Hope to see you soon,




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Rock Run Gallery | 902 South Main St | Buena Vista, CO 81211 | USA



Robert invited to Foothills Art Center, Golden 
March 29-May 18, 2014Splinter! Colorado Wood Today
Enjoy the work of some of Colorado's most  outstanding artists and artisans working with wood. See the intersection between art and craft in the work of Colorado artists who turn, sculpt, paint and highlight the innate qualities of wood in their work.
Foothills Art Center

Watch Robert's just released Youtube video, “The Process.” 2013

Toni Evins Award, 2012
Robert wins first place sculpture at the Chaffee County Council for the Arts Open Awards show.