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AiN Profile 2 ARTISTS 0 0 in NEWS8 PAPERS Benjamin Dennee W E E K

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Phil Ward

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Rebecca Weil

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Kate Ladoulis

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Greg Burns

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Ryan Baldwin

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Elaina June & Tyler Hansen

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Jane Jones

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Peg Yale

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Holly Kozlowski

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Kate Sealey

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John Murphy

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Jonathan Houck

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e proudly present our Third Annual "Artists in Newspapers" publication, which showcases the work of local artists. It also highlights some of the Gunnison Valley's great events that entertain both the locals and visitors to our area. The series of artist profiles that appears for thirteen weeks in the Gunnison Country Times during the summer — and in this special publication — was the brainchild of Times publisher Stephen J. Pierotti. His purpose for the series of profiles was to offer a less-traditional approach to showcasing talent working in a variety of mediums in the Gunnison Valley, thereby giving their artistic endeavors a unique forum. Mediums represented this year include disciplines as varied as blacksmithing, culinary arts, graphic design, illustration, mixed-media, music, photography, printmaking, quiltmaking and watercolor. Each of the artists uses their chosen medium to express themselves. Their biographies shed light on why they create and the personal satisfaction derived from doing so. The piece on the facing page, created specifically for the series by Benjamin Dennee, was done in Adobe Photoshop. Dennee is a Times employee who specializes in what he calls “hack art.” His creation was intended to show that the Photoshop program can be used for more than just swapping heads on photos, and that art is more than just a painting on a wall. It can encompass the gamut of stimuli. ■

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The Bayou in the Butte Mike Marchitelli, Crested Butte chef and proprietor of Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle, brought back “Bayou in the Butte – A Louisiana Swamp Party” to welcome summer in a big way. On June 14 and 15, great bands heated up the atmosphere on the Crested Butte Center for the Arts’ outdoor stage as concert-goers sampled Louisiana cuisine served by several local restaurants and caterers. Dishes ranged from boiled crawfish to alligator to blackened scallops and more. The Mountain Sommeliers Wine Garden and Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle Beer Garden quenched thirsty appetites and provided prime spots for folks to listen to four bands daily. On both days, the gates opened at 10 a.m. and bands played from 11 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. The bands embodied all different styles of Louisiana-style music like funk, jazz, blues, zydeco, and Cajun. Saturday, June 14, the lineup included return guests Big Red & The Zydeco Playmakers along with Creole Cowboys, The Iquanas, and Solar Junkyard. Sunday, June 15, Marcia Ball was back for the second year and was joined by Papa Mali, Big Red & The Zydeco Playmakers, and Solar Junkyard. To round out the fun, booths offering facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, henna tattoos and hair extensions were available, and local artists were selling their creations. Children were also welcome to attend, with two “bump and jumps” on hand to bounce to the tunes. Tickets were sold at the gate for $25 per day. Kids up to age 16 paid their age. Proceeds benefitted Stepping Stones, a local day care and preschool, and Shreveport Providence House, a residential development center for homeless families with children that is based in Shreveport, La. Marchitelli’s interest in Louisiana stems from attending the New Orleans Jazz Festival numerous times and graduating from Tulane University. For information: www.bayouinthebutte.com. 6

AiN Profile 2 ARTISTS 0 0 in NEWS8 PAPERS Phil Ward W E E K

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orn and raised in Oklahoma and Kansas, Phil Ward moved south with his family to Louisiana in the 1960s and remained in the South until taking a position at Western State in Gunnison last fall. Phil’s father, a Navy photographer, brought back cameras from his World War II decommissioned ship; Phil remembers that the smell of the darkroom was as prevalent as his mother’s milk. “Photography has been part of my life since life itself, I guess, and despite all the changes of life, photography has been my loyal mistress and life-long love,” he said. Phil started teaching photography in the 1970s as a yearbook and then newspaper adviser. He then started selling freelance work, and found it was easier to sell stories if he did the photos along with them. Phil became a cultural journalist, taking photos of news and feature events in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Virginia areas over the last 40 years. “I gravitated towards music and music performers, which were abundant at the festivals in Louisiana,” Phil said. “I loved to take photos in bars and honky-tonks without the benefit of

flash, which I found obtrusive to the performance. So I learned to use black and white films and ‘push’ (overdevelop) the films to make up for low light situations. Probably my best moments were in a famous dance hall called Grant Street in Lafayette, La., where I photographed Marcia Ball in one of her many performances there. I remember her legs and arms seemed to stretch from the floor to the tip of her head, which was always in motion when she sang. It was like a big arch.” Phil has developed photography in four different areas over the last 20 years. “I shifted to color with digital photography. I paid more and more attention to formal structures in natural settings. I love to capture the textures and colors of things returning to the natural world (we call it decay, but some call it rebirth). Finally in Colorado this winter, I am learning to capture the subtle light shifts on the surface and textures of snow and ice.” Phil offered the Times a dozen photos for this section, which were a mix of Louisiana, Colorado and nature. One of those photos includes an image of Marcia Ball because Ms. Ball will be playing in Crested Butte this week. Second, he grew sunflowers in South Louisiana just to photograph and noted that was the first flower he spotted when he moved here. He also picked the ice photo which was a hit in the Gunnison Gallery this winter, and finally the black and white Cajuns fishing in the fog because it reminds him of the stillness of nature in all places. Phil’s images can be found at www. gunnisontimes.com and at www.photofive.com. ■

Other great festival and food pairings: Tour de Forks The seventh annual gourmet dining series combined culinary delights and architectural summits in 18 themed events. Food was prepared by local and visiting chefs in the kitchens of exquisite homes located throughout the valley. Tour de Forks is produced by Crested Butte Center for the Arts' volunteer organization, pARTners for the Center for the Arts. For information: www.crestedbuttearts.org. Crested Butte Land Trust Wine & Food Festival The inaugural Crested Butte Land Trust Wine & Food Festival showcased hundreds of different wines and amazing cuisine. The events include a series of 50-minute wine seminars where wine novices and aficionados alike learned the nuances of wine during a classroomstyle session. The seminars were held all three days of the festival and sold a la carte. This year's event included sessions on champagnes, Riedel glassware, and how to interpret a restaurant's wine list, as well as appearances from a variety of master sommeliers. For information: www.crestedbuttewine.com. ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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Ride the Rockies More than a handful of the 2,000 participants in this year’s 435-mile Ride the Rockies hailed from the Gunnison Valley. Like all riders, the local group was driven to participate in the tour for several different reasons. Here are some of their stories: Don Cook loves “riding in colorful Colorado.” The longtime Crested Butte resident said “It is something to see these people struggling up these incredible mountains, and then hooting and hollering on their way down.” Mark Collins, also of Crested Butte, called the ride “a really fun traveling circus.” “It’s a combination of a sporting event and a party,” he said. That’s not to say participants don’t have to commit themselves to train for the event, or that they enter it without goals. “It’s nice in the springtime to have a focus,” Parry Mothershead said. “To train for a week-long ride over the Rocky Mountains is a great incentive to stay in shape. It creates a better fitness level for me.” Janice McElroy, a Ride the Rockies rookie, says she and her husband participated because, “We decided we had to do it this year or we would be too old to try it again.” While self-improvement seemed to be a driving force for many of these athletes, it is the unique motivating factors that make Ride the Rockies such a great sporting event. McElroy tried to use the ride as a form of rejuvenation. Cook saw it as a kind of reunion tour of his home state. “The biggest reason my wife and I (decided to participate) is we get to ride roads, in my native state, that my mom took us on as kids, on a day where the bicycle rules the world instead of the almighty automobile,” he explained. Collins participated with a group of college friends, each of whom graduated 33 years ago. “One of our friends had serious health problems and he thought the race would be good to stay in shape,” Collins said. Traveling 435 miles, one pedal at a time, creates a certain bonding experience as well, among a very diverse field 8

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remember endless nights in my basement darkroom, huddled over an 8 by 10 inch print, sloshing in the chemicals as they fumigated the small room. The red light would cast strange shadows on the shelves full of paper and containers. The wet prints dangling above would drip water on the rug behind me. The silence sang soft melodies in my ears. It was then, sometime in that room, when I was a junior in high school, that I knew I wanted to do this forever. After high school I studied photojournalism in the Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse University. In 2004 I moved to Crested Butte, where I worked at the

of riders. “There are different demographics of people (participating in the ride), some who struggle to afford paying for food and some who are very wealthy,” Cook

Crested Butte News as a photographer, and continued to work on my own personal endeavors. In 2006 I founded the first public darkroom and studio space in Crested Butte, and am currently gallery director of the Alpenglow Gallery and founder of Third Eye Photography. I have exhibited in numerous galleries in Colorado, and am currently showing my work at the Bacchanale restaurant and the Alpenglow Gallery in Crested Butte. I will also be showing my work in the Lucille Lucas Gallery during the Wildflower Festival and the Gunnison Arts Center throughout the month of July. I have been published in various newspapers and magazines, as well as worked alongside some of the world’s greatest photographers, and my own personal mentors, such as National Geographic photographer Joe McNally. My passion lies in travel photojournalism and nature photography. As I continue to embark on this journey, from the cold, dark room in my basement to the wide-open landscapes of Alaska and beyond, I hope to find a way to use my photography as a communication tool to enlighten, educate and inspire. ■

explained. “When they pass you it doesn’t matter who they are, because they are all running their race.” ■

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Farmers Market

In spite of a slower start to the growing season, the Gunnison Farmers Market opened Saturday, June 28, with plenty of variety for all shoppers, browsers and visitors. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gunnison’s downtown IOOF Park (corner of Main and Virginia) every Saturday into October. Beginning the first week, 20 market vendors opened their booths to sell Western Slope produce, local meats, breads, pastries, coffee, arts, crafts and more. The market also features live music entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Returning vendors this year are Black Canyon Foods, Ensenada Baja Grill, Gunnison Potters, Gunnison Valley Community Alliance, Mill Creek Natural Beef, Parker Pastures, Pops and Nonnas, Surface Creek Winery, Take Five Chair Massage, Thistle Whistle, White Buffalo Farm and Zoe’s Table. New vendors include the Alpengardener (plants), Ashley Novak (grilled meats and vegetables), Beth Marcue (original artwork), Lara Richards (handmade items), Cara Scannell and Lindsey Schauer (coffee and handmade items), Sandra Cortner (books), Fresh Breads and Pastries (artisan breads and quiches), Melody Nichols (jewelry and more) and Jerry Ramsey (clocks in stone). “The Gunnison Farmers Market board extends an invitation to all to come join in the community spirit generated by this downtown event,” said board member Karen Immerso. “The board and the market vendors hope you’ll enjoy what you see and that you will support what you see by buying and eating locally!”

Local markets growing Farmers markets are growing in popularity across Colorado, and Gunnison is no exception. This year was the biggest opening day at the market, according to one of the organizers, TL Livermore. According to Wayne Talmage, owner of White Buffalo Farm near Paonia, this aligns with a statewide trend. “Ten years ago there were 10 farmers markets in Colorado, now there are 100,” he estimated. Most produce, meat and dairy vendors 10

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ate Ladoulis, originally from Virginia, has made Colorado her home since 1993. Her husband Chris brought her to Crested Butte in August 2002, where they now reside and have just launched Django’s (pronounced “Jangos”) Restaurant and Wine Bar. Kate is the chef of the “internationally-inspired, small-plate” bistro, while Chris manages the front of the house, as well as employs his experience as a commercial and catalog photographer to the advertising of the restaurant. Opening and running a restaurant has been a dream of Kate’s for years, and now the couple is experiencing its reality. Although Kate grew up in the restaurant business, she never

at the Gunnison Farmers Market are also reporting increased business. They mainly credit this to the fresh quality of their products — and education. “The more people try the local stuff, the more they can tell the difference,” said Mark Jernigan, owner of Black Canyon Foods. “My stuff is picked on Friday and then is delivered to the farmers markets and sold on Saturday and Sunday,” he said. “It’s harder to get much fresher than that.” Parker Pastures has also experienced increased business, which co-owner Kelli Parker credits to education. “The more people learn about where their food is coming from the more they want to make sure that it’s local and sustainably raised,” she said. As a result of increased interest, new local food programs have also taken wing. Locals in Gunnison organized last summer to create enough interest so that Olathebased Black Canyon Foods would deliver its products to homes in the Gunnison Val-

thought it was the life for her. She “rebelled” by pursuing an art history degree, and thereafter worked at a technology startup company for 13 years. When the time came, the “light switched” and Kate began pursuing and getting excited about culinary practices. “It’s a fantabulous time to be in food right now — there’s fun stuff going on with food chemistry, new techniques, exploring new flavors in new textures and formats … it’s really fun,” she said. In 2007, Kate attended the French Culinary Institute in New York. And now, as head chef of her own restaurant, she has finally found an outlet for her creativity. “The plates are palettes,” she said. “Presentation (of food) is as important as taste.” Kate and Chris are dedicated to keeping their food fresh, their menu evolving and their dining adventurous. “ O u r p h i l o s o p h y i s ‘ s h a re the food, the wine, the beauty of the atmosphere, and good times with friends’,” said Kate. Django’s, located in Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte, is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, 5-10 p.m. ■

ley after the farmers market had closed for the season, Jernigan said. Mark Waltermire, of Thistle Whistle Farm in Hotchkiss, said he has had enough interest to formalize a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program this summer, where members pay an up-front fee to receive a box of fresh veggies on a regular basis. Gunnison Farmers Market shoppers say it’s the quality and freshness of the products and the desire to support local farmers and protect the environment that bring them back to the market over and over. Nancy Lakiotes said she likes to shop locally because she would rather support local farms in order to cut down on pollutants from transportation. She also noted that the increasing cost of food at chain grocery stores is beginning to shed a new light on local foods. It’s people like these and the direct farmer-to-customer venue provided by farmers markets that keep family farms alive, Talmage said. ■ ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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AiN Profile 2 ARTISTS 0 0 in NEWS8 PAPERS Greg Burns W E E K

Fourth of July Locals and tourists alike have been enjoying the fireworks display in Gunnison for years. But few people understand that the spectacular show takes a lot of planning time, the cooperation of many different people and a lot of hard work. DemaLou Coghill, who is instrumental in the execution of this process, first began working on the show in 1994. Since then, she has done virtually every job associated with putting on the show. She underwent pyrotechnic training in the safety and science of orchestrating a fireworks display and obtained her Colorado Pyrotechnics Display Operator license in 2005. She took over for fellow Rotarian Chuck Pusey, who handled this job for over 20 years. “Born and raised in Gunnison, I’ve always loved going to the fireworks,” she explained. “I realized after working on my first show with the Rotary Club, that I really liked working with fireworks and wanted to know more about them. I have to say I love the sound of the show. It’s so impressive when it rolls through and echoes off the mountains.” While this may sound simple, it’s anything but. Coghill has to understand the physics of fireworks, “like the life charge, and the break charge and all that.” She’s also had to learn how to coordinate and choreograph an actual fireworks show. “We’ve had to totally redesign the show with the new venue at Jorgensen Park,” she 12

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“I entered my first art show in 1961, at age 13. I’ve loved drawing as long as I can remember. Observing how things fit together drives my attention to detail. People ask me, ‘How long does it take to do a painting?’ I answer, ‘As long as possible.’ Ink drawing and watercolor enable me to convey my favorite subject matter ... everything.” -Greg Burns

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reg Burns does finely detailed ink and watercolor artwork. He has won numerous art competitions. Burns also received the Governor’s Art Award for Oklahoma in 1978. He was a member of the Oklahoma State Arts Council and presently serves on

said. “One of the main changes is perimeter security. We have to secure the perimeter to make sure no one is in the danger zone during the show. We don’t want anyone being in the wrong place at the wrong time, so please respect our out-of-bounds

the Oklahoma City Arts Commission. He is featured in an exhibit at the new Oklahoma Heritage Association in Oklahoma City. He received a degree in fine art from OU. Born with arthrogryposis in 1947, Burns has spent all his energy attacking life, inspiring by example and promoting the rights and opportunities of disabled persons. Burns thrives on challenges in his daily living. He draws cradling the pen in his hand, and watercolors by holding the brush in his teeth. Burn’s Web site, www.gregburnsfineneart.com, displays all his available artwork. The Web site provides access to ordering both prints and original paintings. He also paints many special commissions for clients’ homes, office buildings and boats. The best way to contact Burns about commissions or interest in originals is to e-mail him at gburns@gregburnsfineart.com. During the year, Burns has scheduled participation in several art shows. This year he plans to exhibit in Oklahoma City, Florida and Colorado. Upcoming events are listed in the Web site “News” section. ■

areas when you are at the show.” Putting on the fireworks is a lot of work, but for Coghill and her crew of volunteers, it’s definitely a labor of love. “I have the best seat in town for the show,” she said. ■ ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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108th Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo Whether it’s the scenery, the weather or the constantly increasing amount of prize winnings up for grabs at the Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo, there’s something about Gunnison’s historic event that keeps contestants coming back for more. The 108th edition of the Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo was no different. More than 375 entrees from across the region were on hand for this year’s rodeo, which saw many of the best in the country at bareback riding, saddlebronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. “We’re holding our own as far as contestants go,” said arena director Dan Woodbury. “It’s not necessarily on the beaten path, but they like the area and they like riding Stace Smith stock.” With other Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) events in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs, Estes Park and multiple locations in neighboring states scheduled for the same weekend, fans of Cattlemen’s should feel honored at the line-up that rode into town. Among the 54 bull riders who made an appearance in the three day show, nine are ranked among the top 25 riders in the PRCA. At the top of that list is Bobby Welsh of Gillette, Wyo. — who is currently ranked fourth — and Cody Hancock of Taylor, Ariz., currently ranked ninth. “These are the hot dogs,” said Cattlemen’s Days President Kim Barz. “When you have a bunch in the top 20 and a large group of National Finals Rodeo qualifiers, you know you’re in for a good show.” The bareback riding portion of the events didn’t lack any stars either. Royce Ford is currently ranked third in PRCA standings, Tim Shirley is ranked ninth and Jared Smith is the top rookie in the PRCA. Four-time defending Pro Rodeo Stock Contractor of the Year Stace Smith provided a full force of bucking broncs and 14

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yan Baldwin is a freelance photographer based in Crested Butte. He specializes in large format landscapes, travel destinations and edito-

rowdy livestock to keep competitors on their toes. Local saddle-bronc rider Jace Hildreth had mixed emotions under the Friday night lights. While a rowdy crowd of hometown fans was in attendance to cheer him on, he was the one who had to hunker down on Triple V Rodeo’s pugnacious pony, Mailbox. “It felt like they (the crowd) expected me to do good,” he said. “I was kind of worried about it, but it was good to have a home crowd that got wild and crazy for me.” The boisterous fans increased in volume when Hildreth hung on to Mailbox for the full eight seconds. Although his final score of 49 wasn’t enough to crack into the $3,000 purse in the event, it was enough to leave his mark as the first

rial assignments. His work has been published in magazines, calendars, national advertising campaigns and much more. He manages his own stock photo library, in addition to image representation with leading stock agencies. Baldwin’s fine prints are sold to private collectors and represented at the Baldwin Gallery in downtown Crested Butte. In addition, Baldwin is the director of online photography for the Academy of Art University, where he has been teaching photography since 2001. For more information about Ryan Baldwin Photography, visit www. ryanbaldwinphoto.com or stop by the Baldwin Gallery at 510 Elk Ave. ■

Gunnison cowboy in recent memory to ride in a rough stock event at Cattlemen’s Days. “It didn’t turn out as good as I wanted it to, but that’s how the rodeo works,” said Hildreth, a recent graduate of Gunnison High. “It’s the luck of the draw and you just have to keep on going and head to another rodeo.” Friday night’s competition was top notch, according to Cattlemen’s Days President Kim Barz, and the contestants in the team roping section were largely responsible for starting the uproar. “Friday was one of the top two best rodeos that I’ve ever helped put on,” said Barz. “Right off the bat the team ropers got hot and that got the crowd into it.” ■ ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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Drew Emmitt Drew Emmitt has voyaged a lot of miles and played to a million smiles over the course of a quarter century as a touring musician, all of them as a fixture in the Rocky Mountain ski town and festival circuit. It’s been a long road, and he likes where it’s increasingly taking him: Home, to Crested Butte, with his wife Renee and two kids. “What’s changed for me over the years is that I can be home enough to enjoy my family and my home,” Emmitt said. “I’m home more than I’m on the road now, which is great. That’s what we worked so hard for.” Musically, Emmitt hit the local scene big a long time ago — in the early ’90s with Leftover Salmon. Their first gig was in Crested Butte, the place where he met his wife and has called home for the past eight years. Still, in a way, it feels like he’s just arrived. Perhaps no story illustrates this more than one involving the making of his latest solo album, “Long Road,” which was officially released by Compass Records on July 15. For starters, he had compiled an all-star line-up of bluegrass/newgrass-rooted musicians — “my heaven band,” he calls them — to make the record with him. The ensemble included the likes of John Cowan, Alison Brown, Darrell Scott, Billy Nershi (of the String Cheese Incident) and Andy Hall (of the Infamous Stringdusters), to name a few. When Emmitt was in Nashville to record he had a chance encounter with Tim O’Brien — “one of my original heroes and original mandolin teachers,” Emmitt explained — who said, basically, “You’re in town making a record? Well, I’ll be glad to be on it.” So there is the Grammy award-winning O’Brien, singing harmony vocals on the album’s first track, “Into the Distance,” essentially unplanned and unrehearsed. That’s what Nashville is good for, if you know and have the respect of the right talent. ■ 16

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ome of you know her as Elaina June the singer, some know her as “Gifford’s wife” from Triple Cross Towing, and some know her simply as Elaina. How ever you know her, this recently-turned-30-year-old considers herself a devoted wife and mother of two. Yes, she has two college degrees (music and business), and worked her way up the corporate ladder in the banking world for several years after college. But while taking some time off after the birth of her first child, Gifford Martin, she realized there were three truly important things she wanted to do: be a full-time mother, wife and musician. Elaina has played piano for 25 years. Her passion rests in writing and improvising, as opposed to a more formal classical approach. Such stylistic playing is apparent in her live shows as well as in her debut 2004 album entitled “His Voice.” She studied piano under Dr. Martha Violett at Western State College and completed her double degree in 2001. Elaina has performed all over the valley during the past five years. She has also traveled to the Front Range and some parts of the Western Slope in past years, with longtime friend and local musician Tyler Hansen. She and Tyler have been collaborating off and on over the past eight years — recording, traveling and even going to a music showcase on the Front Range. Elaina was fortunate enough to have Tyler play guitar on her first album and they are currently recording again for Elaina’s second album, which she hopes to be out in another few months. Between her responsibilities as a wife

and mother, Elaina’s time to devote to music can be hard to come by. But she can still be found at the piano, working on her next new song and working with the same passion she devotes to every area of her life. Elaina can be reached online at myspace.com/elainajune555555.

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f it involves the right side of the brain, Tyler has probably tried it. He is a common name in the valley’s music circles, as well as a full-time graphic designer (he designed this layout), occasional writer and full-time daydreamer. He’s tried his hand at most everything creative, but not always with the best results. “You don’t want to know about my foray into pottery — that’s better left unspoken,” he joked. Fortunately for him, music is why he is a part of this year’s Artists in Newspapers series. As a long-running fixture of the music scene in Crested Butte, Tyler has played a variety of venues to a variety of crowds throughout the valley. He considers his primary instrument to be his voice and plays music to suit his strengths. “I’m not playing Cubano-jazz slam hop or whatever you might want to call it. I play whatever will suit my voice the best,” he said. And he seems to be winning over fans with each new gig. This past winter, during a Red Lady concert at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Tyler’s version of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” brought down the house. “It was a standing room only crowd and the feeling is something I don’t think I can explain,” he said. “I had people I’ve known for a long time come up to me afterwards and tell me, ‘I had no idea you could do that.’ It was an amazing feeling.” For the Artists in Newspapers series, Tyler, along with longtime friend and collaborator Elaina June, faced a unique challenge: writing a new song specifically for the project. “It was hard to be sure. Writing comes easier to Elaina, but I was sweating bullets.” In the end, though, the work was worth it and Tyler and Elaina’s new song “Empty Things” is available at www.gunnisontimes.com. Tyler can be reached online at www.myspace.com/ tylerhansenmusic. ■ ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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Gunnison's Art in the Park

The 34th annual Art in the Park took place on Sunday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Legion Park in Gunnison. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) sponsors the event, which encourages artists to exhibit and sell original creations. This year, artists from Maine, Arizona and Oklahoma joined many Colorado artists to display work that included jewelry, pottery, leather, woodwork, aspen crafts, paintings and metal arts. There was also food, musical entertainment and face painting for children. Artisans this year included Roger Schlagbaum, displaying crafted wood pieces from maple, walnut, cedar, birch and mahogany; Carol Snow, with her mixed media that uses horse hair and feathers for unusual effects; Robert Ball, who creates whimsically carved and painted bears with a variety of messages such as “Friends Welcome;” and Gunnison’s own Peg Yale, with a wide variety of quilted items. Proceeds from Art in the Park fund local projects of AAUW and scholarships at Western State College. ■

Crested Butte Arts Festival The 36th annual Crested Butte Arts Festival featured live music and magic on a stage located at the intersection of Third Street and Elk Avenue. The lineup featured regional and national talent. On Saturday at 11 a.m., Brian Parton made his first appearance in Gunnison County. Parton is from Oklahoma, an advocate of the roots of country music, and plays songs by Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Sr., and Bob Wills, among others. At noon, Shawn Greer brought his magic show back to Crested Butte by popular demand. He has performed all over the United States, Canada and Europe for almost 30 years. Greer also appeared on Sunday at noon. Beth Wood took the stage at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Wood is originally from Austin, 18

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find the inspirations for my paintings are through nature and architecture. This seems like two extremes yet there is a correlation between the two since both enhance my sense of spirituality. Both give me strength, peace and serenity in my life. The balance in my life is reflected in the paintings. Spending six months in Dallas and six months in Colorado, there is a balance between the two extremes with Dallas being a fast paced environment while the mountains of Colorado provide a peaceful, quiet setting. The paintings I do in Dallas appear to be busy like my life while my Colorado paintings feature larger simple shapes indicating the simplicity of life there. The love of the outdoors is reflected in the paintings of mountain scenes, trees and landscapes. The mountain scenes have a high horizon line indicating the feeling of looking up and looming toward the heavens. Rocks, Texas, but now calls Lyons, Colo., home. Over the past 12 years her songwriting and stage presence have won her fans nationwide. At 2 p.m., Gabrielle Louise and her band took the stage. She, too, was back by popular demand, joined by Joe Skala on bass, Carl Sorenson on drums, and Ryan Drickey on fiddle. The folk and pop artist was touring nationally in support of her new CD. Denver singer/songwriter Megan Burtt and A Cure For Love closed out the first day at 3 p.m. Her band featured drummer James Williams, guitarist Kyle Hurlbut, and bassist Adam Popick. Burtt is more than another pretty face with a Stratocaster, and has won numerous awards. On Sunday at 11 a.m., Bruce Hayes, the entertainment coordinator for the festival, performed mostly original songs on mandolin, guitar, bass and stomp-board. This

water, and trees are also part of these mountain scenes. My landscapes and aerial views have a large expanse of space. I like to superimpose a rock, bark or cloud shapes onto the realistic drawing, something to give structure and meaning to the landscape. The churches and cathedrals also have a meaningful superimposed shape drawn on top of the realistic drawing, sometimes one church inside another with superimposed crosses or angels. This process can be complicated as I separate the building from the angel, with the angel image being a subordinate part of the painting. This can also be reversed. Color is an important statement in my paintings. It is a study all of its own. For example, using the four seasons – the yellow-greens of spring are uplifting, a rebirth giving me joy. The greens and blue-greens in the summer indicate aliveness and growth. The beautiful yellows, yellow-oranges to red-oranges in the fall are bright and warm. The blue, blue-violets of the winter are quiet and restful yet sometimes even stormy. I believe in listening to your own voice. Your own voice takes time to find while studying with other artists, reading and traveling. Eventually you find who you are. Then you must find a technique that is best and suits your vision. I hope to translate and transpose my feelings onto paper and canvas through the use of paint and collage. ■ year’s theme was “Gospel Breakfast Burrito, southern songs of food and Jesus.” After Shawn Greer’s magic show at noon, the Red Lady Salvation Choir appeared at 1 p.m. They gave their first (and presumably last) performance at the “Send Jack Packing” concert last winter. It was a benefit for the High Country Citizen’s Alliance, which opposes the Red Lady (Lucky Jack) moly mine. Like the first time, they were fun, wacky and relevant. At 2 p.m., Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams played classic honky tonk. While they are committed to playing real country music, they didn’t just play the old, time-tested favorites. The band’s set included some original tunes as well. The final act of this year’s event took the stage at 3:30 p.m. Borderdrive, from Pennsylvania, played swinging “celtgrass” sounds. ■ ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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AiN Profile Peg Yale Quilting

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Gunnison Valley Journal unveiled The eighth Gunnison Valley Journal was published Friday, Aug. 1, and distributed at the Gunnison, Crested Butte and Savage Libraries, and the Gunnison Arts Center. It was also available at the local farmers’ markets as a form of “valley local produce.” The Gunnison Arts Center celebrated the journal Monday, Aug. 4, with a reception for the artists featured therein. The journal is a biennial collection of essays, stories, poetry and photography by and for the people of the Gunnison Valley; it has been produced every other year since the mid-1990s as a project of the Gunnison Arts Center, with financial support this year from the Gunnison County Board of Commissioners, the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, B&B Printers, the Crested Butte and Gunnison Friends of the Library organizations, the Gunnison Arts Center and two anonymous donors. Members of the Gunnison Poetry Alliance, based at the Gunnison Arts Center, do the work of collecting, assembling and editing the journal; Vir20

uilting is the centuries-old practice of taking large pieces of fabric, cutting them into smaller ones, and reassembling those pieces into one-of-a-kind items that are beautiful and useful. Quilted items can be simple and utilitarian or — with intricate patchwork, embroidery and ornamentation — a form of artistic expression. Gunnison’s own Peg Yale is a longtime practitioner of artistic quilting. Her interest in quilting began here in 1985, when she took a class with her daughter, Cindy Elliott. It was billed as “Make a Quilt in a Day.” Between the two of them, they turned out two quilts in two days and figured that was close enough to the advertised objective to count. Cindy never made another quilt, but Peg was hooked. She became a devotee of the E&P Sewing Emporium, which operated in Gunnison for many years. Peg specialized in Christmas tree skirts, giving them as gifts to family and friends. Other people saw them and wanted skirts of their own. This popularity resulted in a hobby business, Artistree, in 1990, with Molly B’s gift shop as the local sales outlet. As word got out, and demand grew, Peg realized that quilting had become more than a sideline. Finally, after years ginia Jones, Sandra Karas, Betty Light, TL Livermore, George Sibley and Mark Todd spearheaded the effort this year; and Kirsten Dickey of OffCenter Designs assembled and designed the journal. Thanks to its financial sponsors, the journal is provided free to the public. According to one of its editors, “Like the ads say, it’s priceless, so we don’t even try to put a price on it; we offer it free as a public investment, banking on the interest it inspires — more entries

working as an office manager and administrative assistant, she gave up her nine-to-five job in 1993 to quilt full time. Peg makes everything herself, choosing the fabrics, designing the patterns, and cutting and assembling the pieces. In addition to her signature tree skirts, her inventory of items has grown to include various sizes of quilts, table cloths, runners, place mats, napkins, aprons and Christmas stockings. A presence on the Internet (www.montrose.net/artistre), has increased her customer base and she now has repeat business from clients as far east as New York, as far west as Hawaii and overseas in Hong Kong. Peg does five craft shows a year to get her name out to potential customers. She also sells items through various gift shops in Gunnison, Crested Butte and other Western Slope towns. Carrying on a tradition that has been part of American life since Colonial times is something she enjoys. While quilting used to be a way to reuse older fabrics, giving them a second life, new fabrics have largely replaced “recycled” ones in today’s world. The intent is still the same: join layers of fabric together with a needle and thread, either by hand or with a sewing machine, to create a work of art. Shopping for fabrics is Peg’s ultimate pleasure. Part of her fascination with quilting is the fabrics, how they might go together, and the variety of things you can create with them. She also enjoys getting to be a part of people’s memories by creating colorful things that will be treasured keepsakes in their families for years to come. “Quilting is very satisfying because I’ve always been interested in art and I appreciate beauty in any form,” Peg says. “It is my avenue of expression to do something rewarding.” ■ for the next edition.” The only criterion for inclusion in the journal is creative work that “relates to life in the Upper Gunnison Valley.” Contributors this year ranged in age from grade-schoolers to very senior citizens, with works running the gamut from school limerick and haiku projects to longer stories and reflective essays — and lots of local photography. But the river that runs through it all is the Upper Gunnison (and tributaries). ■ ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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AiN Profile Holly Kozlowski Printmaker

Ready for M whitewater Annual festival, moved from May due to raging run-off, was held Aug. 15-17 The Gunnison River Festival was more than a wade in the park — the whitewater park, that is — this year. It highlighted the wide range of outdoor recreation available in the Gunnison area. From townies to trials, running to rapids, climbing to carving, this year’s newand-improved festival featured a little bit of everything. The highlight was the park’s redesigned features, which whitewater experts worked on last fall and spring. Freestylers showed their moves on Saturday, but not until after the paddle pals had had a chance to test their mettle in the traditional community raft race, which launched from the Garlic Mike’s (North Bridge) put-in Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Boater cross was a spectator friendly version of amphibious motocross. Kayakers went head-to-head in a water-landwater race. The festival was especially kid-friendly this year. There were activities for the young ones — including free climbing all day at the whitewater park, a Kids Zone at the park and downtown, and educational opportunities provided by National Park Service personnel. The foamy boat races were like an old22

y name is Holly Kozlowski and I am a working artist in Gunnison. I was born in Maracay, Venezuela, then raised in Seattle, Wash. I have a BFA in print-making from Ohio University in Athens, and my MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have two fantastic kids and a wonderful husband. For the last several months I have been working on a series of large ink drawings entitled “The Birds and the Bees.” They are drawn on matte mylar with Somi Ink. Once

fashioned pinewood derby, only on the water. Kids crafted a kayak or ship out of foam and saw how it floated. For the “Race a Raft," runners tried to hoof-it to the whitewater park over land before the boaters could get there courtesy of the current of the Gunnison River. Costumes, as always, were encouraged. Townies took over downtown Saturday

the series is complete, I will take them to a professional press and print editions of them. These drawings measure 36 by 42 inches. It has been a few years since I have made such large scale drawings. I work with themes from nature (environmental disaster, extinction) and psychological difficulties. I am interested in the intersections between these problems. Here is a brief description of a few of my pieces: “Bees and Thread” (right) depicts several bees, most dead, tied to thread. It’s a game I played when I was a kid. It’s a piece both about the terror of extinction and childhood. “Spread Bird” depicts a large juvenile eagle caught between multiple layers of thread, yarn and fishing line. The line is stretched across a metal frame, where the bird is caught. “Honey House” is a house in a puddle of honey, with floating drowned bees. For more information about my work, or for a studio tour, I can be reached at 970.275.1621. ■

afternoon for the Tune Up’s Townie Bike Race. And then, to top the day’s festivities off, there was an awards ceremony and “White Trash” party at Timbers. And that was just Saturday. Sunday featured a race down the Taylor River — in a kayak or raft — a party at the Taylor River Smokehouse, and a cook-off and other events in Crested Butte. ■ ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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AiN Profile Kate Seeley Illustrator

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s a child in Massachusetts, Kate Seeley was inspired by the sketch pads and packs of colorful Marvey Markers her parents would give her and her three siblings each Christmas.

“Finding the Fun in Fungi” through the arts and sciences of wild mushrooms was the theme at the annual Crested Butte Wild Mushroom Festival. It was held Thursday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Aug.17, at the Crested Butte Community School, in local gourmet restaurants and on private land surrounding the town. On Thursday evening, there was a slide presentation on mushroom identification, which focused mainly on the edible mushrooms found in the local area. The following three days’ activities included an array of artistic and scientific workshops. There were wild mushroom forays for everyone — including one especially for kids 7-13 and another for people needing easy terrain. There were also photography forays and a workshop on drawing and painting wild mushrooms and another on preserving wild mushrooms. As always in Crested Butte, the culinary arts were emphasized with the ever popular “cooking with wild mushrooms demonstration/luncheons” with some of the town’s best chefs. Mac Bailey, Crested Butte Wild Mushroom Festival co-chairperson, said of the cooking with wild mushrooms demonstration/luncheons: “Some of the best chefs in Crested Butte wow the participants with their unique cooking demonstrations and fabulous luncheons. Typically, chefs share their secrets about cooking morels, boletus, chanterelles and other wild mushroom based dishes, and then serve them to the people attending accompanied by fine wines.” On Friday evening, there was a gourmet mushroom appetizer and fine wines event, followed by a jazz concert featuring na24

Many years later, she would pursue formal training at Parsons School of Design in New York City, specializing in fashion design. Kate found herself not only designing wedding fashions and costumes, but also shaping the characters behind the design. This spawned new creative ideas and her work expanded into various media, including watercolor, oil, sculpture and photography. With a move to the mountains of Colorado, Kate became a leading creative force in the eclectic ski town of Crested Butte. Her works are an integral part of the community, as displayed throughout town in the form of signage and posters to murals and a transit bus (AKA, “The Fish Bus”). Kate is a strong conceptual artist who strives to focus on practical ways to drive positive change. Now in its fifth year with a “Turd World War,” she created PooFest, an innovative community event to rid dog waste from the streets each spring. Kate also creates promotional concepts for non-profit events in the area, includ-

tionally acclaimed jazz vocalist and guitar player, Alan Harris. Also during the festival, in the evenings, many of the finest local restaurants in Crested Butte featured wild mushrooms on their menus. On the science side, there were daily workshops on identifying wild mushrooms, where participants were taught how to “key in” on the mushrooms they found so, among other things, they could

ing the first 10 years of posters for the Adaptive Sports Center’s “Crested Butte Open.” This September, Kate will finally be introducing her favorite idea yet, Artists on Assignment (AOA). In a nutshell, AOA will provide an opportunity for artists to address environmental and humanitarian issues while creating “Capital for a Cause” through sales of art, simultaneously presenting venues in which to inspire, educate and involve people from all walks of life. Presently, she is but one artist looking to create funds for her first assignment — salvaging garbage and re-using resources with which to create clever and functional art. While inventing clothing from carefully snipped and stitched vintage tablecloths and linens — that because of only a hole or a wine stain were headed to the junk yard — she is simultaneously rescuing trashed 1950s refrigerators to be retrofitted as a child’s wardrobe, a computer console or a kitchen storage unit. One of her many goals is to save salvageable items from their otherwise imminent destinations to the landfill. Artists on Assignment kicks off Sept. 21 with an “Alley Auction,” where she’ll be auctioning original paintings and drawings, fashions of rescued fabrics, the first finished refrigerator and other contributing artists’ creations. Her hope is that funds raised will be enough to go on a first assignment to New Orleans, as well as to afford time and money to facilitate legal reinforcements in order to become an official non-profit. For questions, curiosity or contributions, call Kate at 349.1212 or e-mail her at kate@kateseeley.com. Join her for this event at her studio, 2 Trolls, located in Crested Butte at 126 Elk Ave., on the creek behind the Old Town Hall. ■

learn which mushrooms are edible. There were also workshops on medicinal uses of mushrooms and a workshop on the rusala family of mushrooms and another one on lactarius mushrooms. Larry Evans, of Missoula, Mont., has traveled worldwide studying and collecting wild mushrooms and written dozens of articles on them. He returned for the eighth year to lead the forays and identification sessions. ■ ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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AiN Profile John Murphy Blacksmithing

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ohn Murphy is a local artist who specializes in ornamental blacksmithing. His passion for metal began 20 years ago at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There, he obtained a BFA with an emphasis in sculpture. After graduating in 1992, he immediately moved to Crested Butte, where he felt a strong connection to the chill of the mountains and

the warmth of nature, which is later evident in his work. Once that first ski season was over, he attended the Frank Turley School of Blacksmithing in New Mexico. His passion for blacksmithing was initiated there, however his unique style has evolved through self introspection and personal instruction. His first pieces of work were stunning in their 3 dimensional primal appearance. As the years passed, he developed a love for the 50s and 60s, art deco and traditional hot rods. His current work combines geometric shapes, traditional blacksmithing and contemporary finishes, resulting in modern synergistic masterpieces. His work allows light to dance off of the abstract chrome while the forged metal grounds the piece and captivates all. To view more of his blacksmithing, go to Vagabondforge.com or contact the artist to view his current work. ■

The Gunnison Car Club started out small in ’88; it continues to roll along The Gunnison Car Club held its first car show on the Fourth of July in 1988. The group of founding members — including Tom and Bev Henry and Jim and Judy Barry — thought that Gunnison needed a car show, so they worked hard to bring the dream to reality. The show has grown from a few cars that first year to a greatly anticipated annual weekend event, hosting several hundred cars. In 2003, the Gunnison Car Show was voted Gunnison’s Best Festival. The Gunnison Car Club (GCC) welcomes auto enthusiasts of all ages, car experience and tastes. More than 30 families belong to the club. There is often good ribbing between British enthusiasts, street-rodders and antique car owners. What is important is that the members enjoy cars. Some members don’t even own a car, they just like the hobby. The club provides an outlet to ask questions about how to renovate cars, discuss automotive history and show off cool rides. GCC members make a point to cruise to other car shows, festivals and events 26

together when possible. A large contingent of GCC members attended the Moab April Action Car Show together. Several members compete in the Street Rod Nationals each year and a small group went to a Barrett Jackson Auction. Several local dinner cruises are planned each year and GCC usually has a good showing at the Lake City Wine and Music Festival each September. A trip to the Gateway Auto Museum is being planned. With the help of many generous sponsors, GCC members are proud that the car show enables the group to contribute to so many local non-profit organizations while promoting the hobby. Charities

that benefitted from the 2008 show include: Adaptive Sports Center’s Wounded Warrior Ski School for disabled veterans; Gunnison Bereavement Program, to cover the costs of up to four area youth to attend the summer grief camp; Gunnison Food Pantry, to cover the cost of three months’ rent in a temporary location; Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League, divided as needed between shelter construction costs and emergency veterinarian care; Literacy Action Program for the Summer Family Literacy Program; and the Crested Butte Heritage Museum, to be spent towards painting the historic Conoco building. ■ ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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September Splendor in the Rockies Nature and the communities of Gunnison-Crested Butte are known for pulling out all the stops to let local colors shine during "September Splendor in the Rockies." Large aspen groves turning brilliant shades of color, a wide range of outdoor recreation, amazing fall drives, great deals on vacation packages, and a wide range of events make the month an ideal time for people who love the sights, smells, sounds and feel of fall. "Whether taking a serene stroll alongside a mountain stream or careening down an exhilarating single-track trail on a mountain bike, the sheer splendor of aspen ablaze in yellow, red and orange provides a stunning setting for recreation, casual drives and the many festivals that take place in September," says Jane Chaney, director of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association. Here are some of September's hightlights: 3 - Star Party & Astronomy Program at Black Canyon National Park. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Growler Mountain Bike Series at Hartman Rocks. 5 - First Fridays Gunnison Gallery Crawl. 5 - Gunnison Arts Center concert featuring The Swing Doctors. 6 - Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook28

AiN Profile Jonathan Houck Mixed-Media

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onathan Houck has been making art for over a dozen years, yet he has not called himself an artist until recently. He read a book his cousin, an actor, director and community theater pioneer in the Northwest, gave him called Art and Fear. That book helped changed his definition of what an artist is. What he learned through that reading is that an artist is a person that continually shows up. They show up to their studio and work. They show up to their journal and write. They show up to a work in progress and pour their energy into it. Jonathan simply shows up and works at his craft, regardless of what anyone thinks of the finished product. For years he languished over what to label his work. He was part builder, recycler, historian, collector, storyteller and writer. What he has learned recently is that he is an artist who builds big and small, with recycled and found objects, and tries to give old objects a story and a place in history. He leans heavily on materials found in old ranch dumps and in the back of long neglected garages. Bottles, barn-wood, old plumbing parts as well anything rusty or vintage are fair game. He finds ways to display these arOff, Mt. Crested Butte. 6 - Star Party & Astronomy Program at Curecanti Nat. Rec. Area. 6, 13, 20, 27 - Gunnison Farmers Market, Downtown Gunnison. 7 & 8 - Wooden Nickel Fall Golf Classic, Club at Crested Butte. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Crested Butte Farmers Market on Elk Avenue. 12 & 13 - Western State College of Colorado Homecoming. 13 & 14 - Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour in Crested Butte. 14 - MountainAir Marathon & 10 Mile Crested Butte to Gunnison. 17, 18, 19, 20 - Vinotok in Crested Butte.

ticles that forces the viewer to stop for a moment to consider the durability and longevity of things from the non-plastic age. Jonathan’s work ranges from very eclectic and unique structures such as small cabins to one of kind whimsical gardens to wall hangings to shrines housed in mint tins. He uses things like old dresser drawers, scraps of rusty window screen, cigar boxes or faded maps. He constantly picks up random things and they end up in his art. Unlike many artists, he is not examining any trauma or reflecting on the human condition through his work. He doesn’t have any deep hidden meaning or agenda in his work. He simply loves the process of creating something new from something old. Jonathan has been fortunate enough to avoid discouragement and in that he has opened the door to a creative life that compliments his many other passions. Jonathan and his wife Roanne, the valley's Naturopathic Doctor, have two young children. Jonathan is a member of the Gunnison City Council, the RTA board and active in many community happenings. Between family, civic and recreational activities he usually is forced to work late at night on his craft. To fuel that spark he is in the process of enlarging his garage studio to share with another artist and enjoy the synergy that comes out of common creative space. The studio will have an opening this fall and Jonathan is working to start a Gunnison Studio Tour in the fall of 2009. Jonathan Houck can be reached at 970-275-9625 or dogwoodwinterstudio@gmail.com. Look for his work at the Gunnison Gallery in September. ■ 19, 20, 21 - DjangoFest Colorado (gypsy jazz), Mt. Crested Butte. 20 - Cowboy Poetry & Music at the Gunnison Arts Center. 25 - ArtWalk Evening at Crested Butte galleries & studios. 27 - Run for Rehab (1K Tootsie Roll for Kids, 5K, 10K), Gunnison. 27 - Dark Canyon/Dyke Trails Fun Run, Crested Butte area. 27 - Taste of Caring Harvest Dinner in Crested Butte. For more information, go to www.septembersplendor.com. For suggestions on some great fall color drives, go to www. gunnisoncrestedbutte.com, then click on "Activities." ■ ARTISTS in NEWSPAPERS

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For 13 weeks during the summer of 2008 the Gunnison Country Times featured original pieces of art on the thrid section cover of the newspape...

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