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tellurideartnews.com

Jan 2014

exhibit at Kamruz Gallery

“Bike & Ski, Telluride” Ravelle Celaya - watercolor on yupo


Kamruz Photography & Art Gallery • 333 W. Colorado Ave. • Telluride, CO


By Mary Kenez • Available exclusively at Kamruz Gallery

1................ Letter from the Editor 3.................Photographer Mary Kenez 10................Cameron White 11............... Lisa Agababian 12............... Ravelle Celaya 13................Manny Valenzuela 15................Through the Lens 17................Connie Townsend 21................A Big Bike LOVE 23................Pet Driver’s License®

“Colby Tree” by“” Mary Kenez


Dear Readers, Welcome to the Dec/Jan 2013/14 edition of T.art. Winter is upon us...lots of great skiing to be had all around Telluride! So lucky to be here and grateful for this winter wonderland! So, strap ‘em on, go out and enjoy! I am VERY excited about a new talented photographer showing at Kamruz Gallery! Cameron White, Telluride photographer extraordinaire. Cam, has a great eye and gives us a unique look at our fine town. January Art Walk will be Cam’s opening reception. That’s Thursday, January 2nd 2014. Kamruz Gallery has new winter hours: May vary based on snow conditions: mon 2-7 tues 2-7 wed closed thurs 2-7 fri 2-7 sat 12-7 sun closed / by appointment Kamruz Gallery exhibits Connie Townsend’s art ...the colorful, whimsical world of her paintings are a real joy to view (and own) . Connie does an amazing job with commissons. She is ready to paint your dogs!

Kamruz Gallery hosts Manny Valenzuela a main stay and a great friend. Manny’s paintings and sculptures have been making a mark in the art world. My “A Big Bike LOVE” photography exhibit at Kamruz Gallery... still rolling...PLUS new socks. Yes, new socks. Free pair if you read this and mention this T.art to me. T.art welcomes artists to submit art of all media types, to be considered for Kamruz Gallery, T.art magazine or for tellurideartnews.com. The Kamruz Photography contest runs each month. Kamruz Gallery by Telluride Paper Chase has something for everyone: catering to both the serious collector and the souvenir shopper. There is moderately priced art including signed originals and prints. Kamruz Gallery also houses a Dog Room complete with art at a “dog’s eye level”. New and exciting pet products include customized K9 Ski pass and the Pet Driver’s License®. are now available. Kamruz houses an antique camera collections...worth a trip to the “back room”. aka Apertures Lounge. You can’t miss Kamruz Gallery, it’s right by Telluride Paper Chase...just look for the Red Cruiser and Red Skis! Hope to see you soon...

cover: by Ravelle Celaya - Watercolor on Yupo Telluride Art News is published and printed by: Telluride Paper Chase 333 W. Colorado Ave Telluride, CO 81435 (970)728-0235 editor@tellurideartnews.com tellurideartnews.com Editor: Mary Kenez Publisher: Katie DeFrancesco

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Design and Website: DigitalChloe.com logo and images ©2013 T.art & Mary Kenez

Mary Kenez Editor


“Bike Kayak” & “Bike Ski”, - Pedal Art is ARTUCAN Wear Available exclusively at Kamruz Gallery

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Mary Kenez I see colors... I’ve loved photography and the outdoors for as long as I can remember... My photography is a documentation of my travels and adventures in... vivid color and sometimes not. Telluride is so full of color and beauty it’s easy to be inspired here. I find inspiration around every bend and in everyday I’m fortunate enough to spend here. Each season brings new colors, new light and new photographic opportunities.

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All photographs by Mary Kenez available in 3 sizes: signed - archivally printed and matted 5 x 7 $80 • 8 x 10 $120 • 11 x 14 $160

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Mary Kenez

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All photographs by Mary Kenez available in 3 sizes: signed - archivally printed and matted 5 x 7 $80 • 8 x 10 $120 • 11 x 14 $160


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Mary Kenez

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All photographs by Mary Kenez available in 3 sizes: signed - archivally printed and matted 5 x 7 $80 • 8 x 10 $120 • 11 x 14 $160

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Mary Kenez

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“Camera Cadabra”


Cameron White “Telluride Photographer”

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Clay Artist: Lisa Agababian

“Red Spiral”

“Gold Mine”

“Interdependence”

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“Pure JOY”

Lisa Agababian

Lisa Agababian, born and raised in New York City; is mostly a self-taught ceramic artist currently creating purposeful art in Tucson, AZ. She started her journey with clay in 1969 at an Armenian summer camp in upstate NY at the age of seven, and by her teenage years she was sharing her passion by teaching it to others. Although her journey with clay was shelved for several years as she gained her formal education in mathematics & computers, she managed to come back to her hearts passion when she moved to Tucson in 1989. After spending many years utilizing the clay studios in Tucson & attending workshops ranging from figurative raku to functional wheel-thrown stoneware; the loss of her mother in 1993 woke her up & inspired her to create her own low-fire clay studio whereby giving her more freedom to create, and to practice & develop her skills more deeply. The passing of her dad in 2004 moved her to end her computer consulting profession, serving mostly the nonprofit community for 20 years, and courageously leap into her heART full-time. This brought her relief which completely transformed her style; and as she let go of her obsession with centering & throwing the perfect vessel and relaxed into herself thru hand-building, out of the fire came her authentic, expressive, colorful "Large heART Wall Hangings" and more. Lisa occasionally throws on the potters' wheel but currently gives most of her time in the studio to creating "Large Heart Wall Hangings". Her heARTs are personal expressions as she experiences this fabulous, wondrous and sometimes very scary & painful life through her travels, outdoor activities/adventures and daily relationship with self and others. Her clay heARTs are also her way of bringing attention to concerns affecting the greater whole, as well as a means to awaken others to themselves & the magnificence within and all around us. "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one..." - John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Spreading Peace, Beauty & Love... Always, Lisa

“Middle Way”

“Cosmic Love”

“Abundance”


Ravelle Celaya i began painting in high school and very soon fell in love with watercolor for its immediacy and spontaneity. i loved to watch the paints paint themselves, then i would fill in with the details. Since that time i have learned a more disciplined way of painting and maybe even a little more successful in terms of painting a subject and having it look like what i’m envisioning or feeling at the time. my intention these days is to simply paint what i am attracted to around me in the most interesting way i can. creativity for the sake of creativity. which these days happens to be watercolor on yupo. yupo is a very smooth paper much different than traditional watercolor paper. it has its own challenges and its own charms.

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Manny Valenzuela Born 1963 and raised in Tucson, Arizona Hispanic Heritage Principal works are acrylic on canvas paintings, cast bronze and welded steel sculpture. “Passion for the Gaucho, simplicity and emotional complexity, this is the basis of my art. The central element is a minimal silhouette of a cowboy wearing a gaucho hat. Adding vibrant colors and positioning multiple characters together stir emotion. This is the starting point for my artwork; from here it is constantly evolving. My gaucho characters started with individual colors. Currently I’m mixing the colors within each character to bring out more depth making the subject more vibrant and dimensional. This takes my paintings in a new and exciting direction while keeping true to my passion for the Gaucho.”

“Visionary” “Girls will be Girlsr”

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“Good Bye Blue Sky”


Manny Valenzuela Manny is a dynamic, Contemporary Artist. His sculptures and paintings are inspired by his colorful heritage. “Many of my paintings are metaphors of personal relationships that convey a message using western influences. I love using my artwork to express that special bond between a parent and his/her kids. Bright colors and textures are mixed in a contemporary fashion creating a unique interpretation of the world around us. The combination of subject and technique brings character and flair to a room while still embracing a deeper meaning. Everyone has something to say I just prefer to communicate with metal or paint.” “I mainly work with western figures because of the poetic lifestyle they lead. It appears simple yet contains a complexity that goes beyond what seems obvious. I love creating paintings that stir emotion. It’s a great feeling to know you’ve touched someone’s heart or put a smile on their face. My style is minimalistic because of its ability to best convey the message with very little distraction. Some of the designs are derived from childhood memories and others represent my relationship with my own kids.” Pre-historic art, western icons, and personal life experiences influence the designs for his sculpture. A contemporary touch coupled with a southwestern flavor is evident in his artwork. His contemporary abstract pieces consist of visual metaphors, symbolizing both personal and global representations. Manny creates sculpture using welded steel and cast bronze. These mediums are selected for their permanency and value. He is involved in every step of the process to ensure the highest level of quality. His goal is to create artwork that provides enjoyment and a sound investment.

“True Color”

“Midnight Cowboys”

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All photographs by Mary Kenez available in 3 sizes: signed - archivally printed and matted 5 x 7 $80 • 8 x 10 $120 • 11 x 14 $160

Through the Lens - exhibit from Mary Kenez

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Kamruz Gallery - welcomes Connie Townsend

“Ruff Hewn” 20 x 24 - oil

“Dog Heaven” 14” x 18” - Oil

Plastography by Mary Kenez 8

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“Two Scruffy Mugs” 24 x 30 - oil

“You Make My Heart Wag” 24 x 20 - oil “Perro Feliz” 20 x10 - oil

Connie Townsend

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Connie Townsend

“4 x 4 x 2”- oil

“:Sheep Watching” - oil /sold

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Connie Townsend

“Rovers” 30 x 24”- oil -sold

“:Sheep Shifters” - oil /sold

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A Big Bike LOVE

exhibit at Kamruz Gallery

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A Big Bike LOVE

exhibit at Kamruz Gallery photography by Mary Kenez

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and your dog! Choose from an original print, dog bowl, slinger™, bandana, tshirt, poop bags, hemp treats and more. The Kamruz Dog Room has something for every member of your K9 family. Don't miss the dog’s eye level art walk, featuring Chloe! Our staff eagerly awaits a chance to greet you! Woof! Woof!


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Casey’s Corner “I know a little about photography” Please send me your best Dog photograph to be considered for the Photography Contest! Despite what it may seem, our contest is not rigged.

Subjects for monthly photography contest Telluride, Dogs, Ski, Bikes...Plastography digital submission: mary@kamruz.com

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Kamruz Photography and Art Gallery • 333 W Colorado Ave Telluride CO


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