- Friday, June 8, 2007, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Springs Arts Council decided to celebrate its 35th anniversary with a color as vibrant and invigorating as the artists it supports - emerald.
"Some people refer to the 35th (anniversary) as the emerald years, and since we have Emerald Mountain in our backyard, we decided to incorporate that into the exhibit this year," said Beth Banning, the council's visual arts director.
About 80 artists are featured in the annual show displaying a variety of work, including oil paintings, bronze sculptures, mixed media works, jewelry, glasswork and quilts.
Banning said it has been interesting to see how the artists utilized the emerald theme and the Yampa Valley in their art this year.
"Most of the work is inspired by the Yampa Valley," she said. "It's nice to see the variety of impressions the artists get from this area. It's everything from landscapes to the abstract. Everyone is inspired by the beauty around them."
The exhibit kicks off at 5 p.m. today with an opening reception at the Depot Art Center. The exhibit is expected to be on display though July 22, she said.
Residents also are encouraged to attend a gallery talk from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday to hear from the featured artists themselves.
"Artists are invited to talk about their work, what inspires them," she said. "It's a great way for our community to connect with them to have these dialogues."
The Depot Art Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.