Artist sells paintings of Summer of Jazz to support concert series
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Longtime Glenwood Springs artist and Colorado Mountain College art instructor Dean Bowlby wants to give back to the Summer of Jazz by helping to raise money so it can continue.
At the CMC Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs, where Bowlby’s current exhibit is on display, the artist will offer for sale many paintings he created during past Summer of Jazz concerts. He will donate half of the proceeds from the sale of these jazz paintings to the 25-year-old community concert series, through the exhibit’s March 26 end date.
“I found a couple decades’ worth of paintings I did,” Bowlby said. “Many of them haven’t been seen before. I just wanted to give back a small amount compared to what I got out of the Summer of Jazz and try to help it continue.” Over the years the artist could often be seen at the community-funded Wednesday evening concerts in Two Rivers Park, paintbrush to easel, capturing the audience or musicians in a plein-air moment.
Called Summer of Jazz Treasures, these pieces have been introduced within Bowlby’s ongoing exhibit of Paris paintings and other works. The exhibit will be on display through March 26 at the CMC Gallery, Ninth Street and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs.
An opening reception for Summer of Jazz Treasures is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 12, at the gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, or by appointment. For more information, call the CMC Center for Excellence in the Arts at 947-8367.
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