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First Friday Artwalk listings for Aug. 7, 2015

Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-4791

Bike, Boats, Balloons is this month's featured exhibit at the Chief Theater. The show features George Fargo's photographic art of kayaks challenging the Charlie Hole, the excitement of a sprint finish on Lincoln and balloons filling the skies.

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

The gallery will feature Sandra Sherrod’s bronze sculptures of running horses mounted on flowing walnut bases. Dana Lee Stoner will release her newest photographs of animals in the wild and Colorado scenes displayed in a variety of sizes and on different material.

Colorado Partners, 135 11th St.

Rick Meoli is one of today's contemporary masters in photography. His distinct subjects, style, texture and rustic ambiance have made his work sought after everywhere in the world. Beautifully immortalizing the authentic West, "Meoli Out West" brings you the rugged but passionate side of this professional photographer.

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

Jessica Lobeck will be featured this month. Color, shape, light and atmosphere are the elements that most interest her. In this current group, she utilized the subject of landscape to explore these elements. Lobeck finds inspiration watching the weather as it changes the color and look of the mountains.

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

Symbiosis: The living together of unlike organisms. Some symbiotic relationships are obligate, meaning that both symbionts entirely depend on each other for survival. Others are facultative, meaning that they can but do not have to live with the other organism. The exhibit showcases the metal work of David Marshall, the glasswork of Jennifer Baker and the collaborative efforts that blend the two mediums into one unified composition.

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

M.B. Warner and Daily Painter presents “Mixed Bag,” a collection of large and small oil paintings. The “Pez Heads” will be there as well as “Rabbit Ears Motel." Weather permitting, Warner will be painting outside Harwigs for the First Friday Artwalk event.

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 and realized from the challenges of living with disabilities. The organization is located at the northwest corner of 13th and Lincoln streets, at the end of the line, where it is never the end of the line. Winona's is donating food for the show.

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

Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled the natural world for more than 40 years observing and photographing the Earth’s last great wild places. His work features new releases and the ultimate nature coffee table book, “The Last Great Wild Places."

SkiTown Computing, 675 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite 3, 970-870-7984

"Unbroken: An Exploration of Steamboat’s Wild Places" is an exhibit that showcases increasing development. Dagny McKinley set out to document and explore the spaces in and around Steamboat where solitude can still be found and the land remains as it did thousands of years ago. Perry-Mansfield summer dancers will be performing throughout the evening at this location.

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

SAM's summer exhibit features a retrospective of nationally acclaimed local artist, John Fawcett. His masterful works depict western discovery, ranch life and animals and their relationship to the humans who care for them. The exhibit provides an impressive reflection of local history and the ranching community as only a true westerner can interpret.

Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-7427

The work of artist Ethan Mason will be featured. "Skateboarding creates an opportunity to travel and explore, enlightening your life with new places and experiences,” Mason said. “Photography and skateboarding complement each other in the most creative way. With an open mind and open shutter, I look forward to the endless transitions and creative perspectives I have yet to see."

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

The gallery offers a stunning collection of work from over 30 local artist members in all mediums. Mary Pat Ettinger's landscape watercolors on canvas of secret hideaways are exquisite; Al Reiner, another featured artist, captures a bygone era with his iconic South Park Train series, and for a textural "wow," there are the woven fiber works by Wendy Kowynia. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be offered.

Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., 970-879-2214

In the James L. Crawford and Anna Fang Community Room, the majority of the Crawford family artwork will be featured. The exhibit focuses on the watercolors of local wildflowers painted by Lulie Crawford Pritchett, daughter of the founder of Steamboat Springs, James H. Crawford. These paintings reveal how Lulie's artistic talent merged with her love of nature. The exhibit includes several oil paintings and other media by Lulie, and special pieces by other members of the Crawford family. The artwork provides a view of the creative and everyday life of this pioneer family and unveils the rich legacy established by the founders of Steamboat Springs.

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

Original paintings by Shannon Castanon are featured. The artist is originally from California and now resides in Craig. His artwork is inspired by the darker side of skate and music culture.

Wild Horse Gallery, 802 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5515

This month the gallery welcomes the Oil Painters of America 2015 Western Regional Exhibition. This unique exhibition features over 125 new paintings by associate, signature and master members west of the Mississippi that were accepted into this juried competition. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. The judge's painting demo will be Saturday morning at 10 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.wildhorsegallery.com or call 970-819-2850.