Artist makes statement with shards |

Artist makes statement with shards

Post Independent Photo/Kara K. Pearson

Glenwood Springs ceramic artist Annette Roberts-Gray chose the quiet, rainy Memorial Day to bring her progressive art piece “Wulfshon Ranch 1912 – 2004; Pre Target Pottery,” to its final phase and resting place on the old Wulfshon Ranch, the current Glenwood Meadows development site.

Originally featured in the art exhibit “Vanishing Point: Wulfshon Ranch: An Artists’ Tribute” at the Main Street Gallery in Glenwood Springs, the piece consists of a series of celadon cups stamped “Pre Target Pottery.” It was intended as an analogy of what occurred at the Wulfshon Ranch property. Following the posting of a notice that all unsold cups would be smashed into shards on the final day of the exhibit, many people bought cups to save them from destruction.

In equating her piece with what occurred with the Wulfshon Ranch property, Roberts-Gray said, “It seems that many times it’s hard for people to see the value of something until they are threatened with its disappearance.”

Thirty-five artists participated in the “Vanishing Point” show, which Roberts-Gray and Glenwood Springs painter Mary Noone organized. Proceeds benefited the Aspen Valley Land Trust, an organization working to save the last few remaining ranches in the Roaring Fork Valley from development.

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