At local art galleries
Opening today, “Shades of Light,” display of lights and lampshades by 19 artists, First Fridays artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. today, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities gallery, 645 Main St. Information: 963-1680Through September, “Mapping the Form,” with pre-drawings of the work accompanying the pieces, featuring art by Ken Tuner, Lynn Smiser Bowers, Sue Kolbe, Jody Guralnick, and Nick Joerling, First Fridays artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. today, Carbondale Clay Center gallery, 135 Main Street. Information: 963-2529Renae Taylor, artist and poet who has written and illustrated a poem telling the legend of Utah’s Timpanogos Mountain, artist’s reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 (she will read excerpts from her poem at 7 p.m.), Main Street Gallery, 817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-4817Photography, paintings and collaborative work by The Artist’s Mercantile’s Artists of the Month Joel and Lili Belmont, artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Information: 947-0947Eddie Running Wolf, of Northern Cheyenne descent, intricately-carved sculptures and collection of paintings depicting Plains Indians of the 1880s, Toklat Gallery, 231 Midland Ave., Basalt. Information: 927-1437Through Sept. 21, work by Carlos Cortéz, woodcut artist and political activist, Colorado Mountain College gallery, 831 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Information: 947-8367Opening Sept. 22, Redstone Art Center’s Fall Exhibit, featuring watercolors by Colorado artist Kurt Isgreen, runs through Oct. 31, artist’s reception Saturday, Sept. 22, 5-7 p.m. Information: (888) 963-3790
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