First Friday Artwalk listings for Dec. 5, 2014 | SteamboatToday.com

First Friday Artwalk listings for Dec. 5, 2014

9th Street Tattoo Studio, 111 Ninth St., 970-367-3136

Elise Halpin comes from a background of multimedia and graphic design. Her current body of work mixes influences of new age illustration and surrealism. Her experiences in India, Sri Lanka and Dubai inspired her to make this collection.

Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave., 720-425-0522

Unveiling a preview of new paintings created by local artists for the upcoming"Masquerade,” the Chief Theater will feature a visual arts extravaganza and art auction to benefit the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts on Dec. 30.  Save $5 on “Masquerade” tickets purchased Friday at the Chief. Complimentary wine and snacks.

Circle 7 Fine Art, 1009 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4744

Gallery show will feature three gallery artists: "Unearthly" a contemporary oil painting by DANCY Gould St. John. Mineral sculptures by Leo Atkinson and Inspired contemporary acrylic works by new artist owner, Carol Jean.

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Colorado Group Realty, 509 Lincoln Ave., 970-875-2917

This month’s featured artist is Kevin Dietrich, an owner-broker at Colorado Group Realty and owner of K Dietrich Studios. Kevin's wildlife and landscape photography features images from Alaska to New York. His focus on wildlife has led him on many adventures including close encounters with grizzly bears and moose.

Comb Goddess, 1104 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite 102, 970-871-0606

A Steamboat Springs native, Erin Harner long has been an artist within a different realm: dance. As a choreographer, Erin manipulates bodies on stage to create a moving piece. As a budding photographer, she arranges objects within a frame in an effort to produce a beautiful image, capturing the choreography of Mother Nature, revealing the subtle, yet awe-inspiring details that comprise the world around us. Jewelry by Erin Kreis.

Creekside Cafe & Grill, 131 11th St., 970-879-4925

Aimee Weekslynn, of the Potter's Wheel, presents Leaf Impression Pottery, hand made with leaves from a garden. These servers are a conversation piece for your table. Also, local photographer Judy Jones will be featuring a collection of Rocky Mountain wildlife chosen for their beauty, humor and whimsy.

Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., 970-879-9008

A series of bronze and mixed media sculptures, based on themes that shape our inner-passions and inform our most cherished beliefs. Using subjects of Toys and Cities, Cuban born artist Esteban Blanco, journeys from illusion to reality and back. Platform gallery will have Eibar Castillo with paintings from his home land of Colombia. There also will be an art talk at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Douglas Kenyon Collection, 435 Lincoln Ave., 970-629-9999

The gallery will feature a culmination of works from renowned frontier photographers and other artists. Through hand coloring and archival techniques, we bring out superb image quality from original prints commemorating the history and amplifying the power of each image. See these striking images in person, or visit http://www.douglaskenyoncollection.com.

Harwig’s/L’Apogee, 911 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1919

"Chroma Obscura" means to bring visibility and light to the invisible or hidden. Paintings by Jan Maret Willman: "My work is a gateway to the sight behind the eye, capturing the fleeting and yet unformed images from memories, dreams, ideas and the human experience that flash unborn in the mind.”

Images of Nature Gallery, 730 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-1822

Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for more than 40 years observing and photographing the Earth’s last great wild places. New releases will be on display.

Northwest Colorado Center for Independence, 1306 Lincoln Ave., Suite A, 970-871-4838

Northwest Colorado Center for Independence is showcasing work by artists with unique skills born of creativity, realized from the challenges of living with disabilities. Their office is located at the northwest corner of 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue, at the end of the line — where it is never the end of the line.

Steamboat Art Museum, 807 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1755

Steamboat Art Museum presents winter exhibits, featuring award winning Colorado artist Mark Thompson who mastered techniques of the lost art of painting with egg tempera. The museum will display many of his egg tempera paintings and etchings. Also on display are Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist.

Steamboat Mountain School, 75 Fifth St., 970-879-1350

Join Steamboat Mountain School students who will be displaying their pieces from the first trimester art classes including an independent advanced art class. The works are self-portraits on paper with graphite, charcoal drawings and a landscape on paper with graphite. The first 30 artwalk attendees will receive a free reusable tote bag with the new school logo.

Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln Ave., 970-846-5970

See all the new offerings in contemporary paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and glass from new members Ken Pieper, Maggie Osterbauer, Rachel Hernig, Rondell Ferguson and Beth Liggett. Complimentary wine and snacks. http://www.steamboatartcenter.com.

Urbane, 703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101, 970-879-9169

Carolyn Alexis Berns is an alumni of the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, where her major was violin. Carolyn has degenerative joint disease and lived in a nursing home for a year and a half where she picked up painting. She paints ambidextrously, by memory and inspirations surrounding her. She was honored to have purchases of her work from donors of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.