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June/July 2013

exhibit at Kamruz Gallery

Meet Ceramic Artist Lisa Agababian

David Brankley

Kamruz Gallery welcomes artist David Brankley


Kamruz Photography Gallery by Telluride Paper Chase • 333 W. Colorado Ave. • Telluride, CO


By Mary Kenez • Available exclusively at Kamruz Gallery

1................ Letter from the Editor 3.................Photographer Mary Kenez 9.................David Brankley 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®

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Dear Readers, Welcome to the June/July 2013 edition of T.art. Summer’s here and the time is right for ... music, festivals, biking, hiking & ART! I am VERY excited about the 2 new talented artists at Kamruz Gallery! David Brankley local artist “painting the Telluride scene”, BEAUTIFULLY. (pg 9) You may already know David if not come meet him and watch him in action, painting in the gallery Sun-Wed 10am-6pm. I’m also excited to welcome ceramic artist Lisa Agababian’s art...her fabulous ceramic hearts are truly unique and magical! (pg 11) Meeting both of these artists almost accidentally and making a connection with them is part of what makes me grateful for ARTs’ “cosmic connection” (see pic above) and Kamruz Gallery. Kamruz Gallery is open daily 10am-5pm. Also available 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 showing in Boulder at Amante (N. Boulder) June-17-August. So exciting! 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 one of the largest antique camera collections in the four corners...worth a trip to the “back room”. 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... Shop Locally!

cover photograph by Mary Kenez “Banana Seat Betty” 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


“Free Bear Creek” by Mary Kenez

“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

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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David Brankley “Painting the Telluride Scene” “An artist’s talent is not in their hands. Artists are observers. Their eyes and their brains are stimulated in observing; on overdrive even! They are driven to depict what excites them.” David Brankley David Brankley has been observing and painting for over 50 years. His training as an artist began before entering his teens and continued through university art school ( BYU, 1975-1978). In the 1980’s he set out to see the world by bicycle and sea kayak. Never quite returning from those travels to anything you might call a normal life, in recent years settling in at least, as a part time resident of Telluride, Colorado. Painting and drawing are self supporting. The love of beautiful places have been the stimulus for both travel and art. “My latest fascination is with the Telluride of the early years. There is a wealth of photography from the turn of the century and it seems no one is touching it. Working from those old photographs is my new obsession.” His art work can be seen at Kamruz Gallery in Telluride, where he now paints Wednesdays through Sundays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. through the summer/fall season.

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“Autumn; San Miguel”

“Stoner Water Tower and #20”

“Main Street Mule Train”


David Brankley

“Coffee Cowboy II”

“Valley View II”

“Hippie Haven” “Harold’s World”

“Keystone Falls”

“Blue Morning”

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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 and raised in Tucson, Arizona Hispanic Heritage Principal works are acrylic on canvas paintings, cast bronze and welded steel sculpture.

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.

“Country Road”

“Visionary”

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“Colorado Kid”


Manny Valenzuela

“Times Like These”

“Lonesome Rider” “Take it Easy”

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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

“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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“Drop It “ 20 x 16 - oil


Connie Townsend

“Rovers 30 x 24”- oil

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A Big Bike LOVE

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A Big Bike LOVE

exhibit at Kamruz Gallery photography by Mary Kenez

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Photography Contest...

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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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Copies • Office Supplies • Kodak Kiosk Color Plotting • Design Work • Web Design • Art Supplies • Cards and Gifts 333 W. Colorado Ave • Telluride, CO 970-728-0235 TelluridePaperChase.com Kamruz Gallery Antique Camera Exhibit

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Pedal Art: A new line of artistic apparel available exclusively at Kamruz Gallery. Art you can wear.

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Mary Kenez


T.art June /July 2013