902 South Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
The 4th of July is First Friday gallery nightSix galleries in Buena Vista will be open until 8pm.~ Rock Run ~ Made ~ Sundance ~ Studio 429 ~ Jailhouse ~ and Courtyard GalleriesRock Run is featuring new work by Robert Gray, a local wood turner of aspen vesselsCome in on Friday between 5:30 and 8pm to meet the artist and learn the process..OR you can see his process hereSee more of Bob's work hereGray'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._________________________________________
Nora Bushong Larimer will have paintings at 20% off for just the eveningSee more of Nora's work here
Come in to see:Pottery...Bruce Larrabee of Park City, UtahJewelryPatricia Kimle of Ames, Iowa
And Zapotek Rugs Come in to frame your own special artwork! Hope to see you soon,Nora Larimer
Sent From: http://rockrungallery.com
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.