Groh back in valley, with new worksColorado artist Barbara Groh returns to the Roaring Fork Valley with “Images and Inscriptions,” new work on canvas, wood and paper. Opening reception is at the Wyly Community Art Center on Friday, April 19, from 5-7 p.m. The artist will be present. Groh has a deep and lengthy association with Colorado and the Roaring Fork Valley. A former Aspen Community School teacher, she first began showing her work here in 1979 with the Aspen Center for Visual Arts, and has had solo exhibitions at Vermont College of Norwich University in Montpelier, and at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village. Her work has appeared in the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, Westword Magazine and the Aspen Times. Most recently, her work has been exhibited at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Carson Mazuoka Gallery, and the Mizel Arts Center/Singer Gallery, all in Denver. The exhibit continues through May 31; exhibition hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, or by appointment. Wyly Gallery, 1199 Woody Creek Road, Woody Creek. For more information contact Deb Jones at 923-1252. Valley kids participate in Valley KidsThe Aspen Art Museum’s 22nd annual Valley Kids exhibition opens on Thursday, April 25, with a reception for the artists from 4-7 p.m. Students from the Aspen Country Day School will perform at 5 p.m., and awards will be given at 5:30. Logan Piccolo, a second-grade student at St. Stephen’s School in Glenwood Springs, created the image selected to represent the exhibition on the poster and invitation. On view through May 19, this annual spring tradition showcases the artwork of school children from more than 30 schools and youth organizations from Aspen to Eagle, Marble to Rifle. Artwork for this exhibit is chosen by local educators and represents the range and vitality of art programs in area schools. Interpretive material accompanies some of the art, explaining the educational intent, the learning involved, or how the project was completed. Four high school students will receive merit awards for artistic achievements in the categories of painting/drawing, photography, woodworking and ceramics/three-dimensional artwork. These students will receive gift certificates for art supplies and scholarships to attend an Aspen Art Museum workshop. The winning artworks will be displayed in the upper gallery and will be marked with ribbons. Jurors are artists Jody Guralnick and Tai Pomara, Aspen Police Chief Loren Ryerson, and art dealer Barney Wyckoff. The Roaring Fork Friends of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado will choose a high school female student to receive a monetary award. Admission will be free to everyone throughout the exhibition. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, with “Art After Hours” every Thursday from 5-7 p.m.Support for the exhibition was provided by the Fred & Elli Iselin Foundation, Community Banks Aspen, the Thrift Shop, Basalt Printing & Art Supply, and Carl’s Pharmacy.Village Artists exhibit ends todayThe Village Artists of Battlement Mesa will show new artwork through Friday, April 19, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Viewers may vote for their favorite painting, and a bargain bin just bursting with bargains will be open.CMC photo exhibit continuesThe Colorado Mountain College Graduate Portfolio Exhibit is on display through April 26, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. An artist’s reception will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26. Call 945-2414 for details.
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