Holiday brings celebration of arts in Crystal River Valley |

Holiday brings celebration of arts in Crystal River Valley

Labor Day weekend means different things to different folks. For many it’s a last chance to have some outdoor fun with the family before the kids go back to school.In Redstone, it means world-class art under the big tent on the lawn of the historic Redstone Inn and galleries chock-full of photographs, painting and sculpture.The show begins with a gala reception from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in the tent. The show runs through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.This year, under the leadership of Michelle Sorter and Lindy Palmer, special guest artists whose works are known locally and nationally have been invited to display their talents. Artists will exhibit and be on hand to discuss their work. All the art is for sale.Ranging from works on canvas, board and paper to sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, fine furniture, quilts, mosaics and a few surprises, this show will encompass the best for the viewing public’s delight.The Redstone Art Foundation, the Redstone Inn and Mesa National Bank sponsor the show.Hours for the show on Saturday and Sunday are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Labor Day the hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Following close on the heels of the art show is the annual Redstone Art Walk, which this year focuses on fine photographers from the valley. The works are displayed in galleries along Redstone Boulevard and self-guided tour maps are offered daily at the Redstone Inn. The walk runs from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15.Receptions for the featured photographers will run from Sept. 1 through Oct. 4. Here’s the schedule:-Monday, Sept. 1, from noon to 2 p.m. at Wild Horse Enterprises, author, historian and photographer Jim Nelson;-Thursday, Sept. 4, from 5-8 p.m. at Fiala Handweaving, aeronautical photographer R.W. Hunker, Jr.;-Saturday, Sept. 6, from 4-6 p.m. at the Crystal Club Cafe, adventure author and photographer Jon Waterman;-Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Redstone Inn, H. Lane Stewart;-Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Artworks Colorado, documentary film producer and photographer Michael J. Hamilton;-Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1-4 p.m. at the Church at Redstone, landscape photographer Marcia Cerise;-Friday, Sept. 26, from 5-7 p.m. at the Redstone Art Center, landscape photographer Celia Roberts-Saturday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m. at Live Out Loud Gallery, landscape photographers Ellen Schofield and Lauren Taylor.

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