• Tom Dobrez

Creatures Of Habit Art Show

The Collective Snowmass will partner with Creatures of Habit for the inaugural Sun Sets in September Art Show taking place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday (9-21) outside at The Rink in Snowmass Base Village.

The free art show will highlight 17 local artists who will showcase original works including photography, ceramics, mixed media paintings, jewelry, sculpture and more. All will be available for purchase with a portion of proceeds benefitting Challenge Aspen, a local non-profit that works with individuals with cognitive and/or physical abilities.  Sun Sets art show curator Matty Davis previously lived in southern California and says there were numerous opportunities to showcase art in larger cities and get out in front of the public. After moving to the Aspen area, as an artist himself, he saw a need to provide a space for artists different from a typical gallery setting.  “There aren’t many outdoor art exhibitions in the valley or venues to host large art shows that celebrate community artists,” Davis said. “The Collective provides us with an open space to showcase a variety of talented artists that many have yet to experience. We feel fortunate to bring them all together- all for a good cause.” Artists featured during the show will include Michael Amorillo, Brian Bitterfeld, Matty Davis, Jesse Belle Denver, Roxanne Elizabeth, Muriel Eulich, Lindsay Jones, Jim Kenoe, Dean Ladago, Kelly Peters, Kylie Popejoy, Michael Obranovich, Heather Quinn, Glenn Smith, Lyn Sweet, Claire Tweedy, Teal Roberts Wilson, Jaik Winbush and Eric Wixon.  The event will also include live music with DJ Andrew Wickes and tasty bites and beverages donated by Venga VengaNew Belgium Brewing, the Village Tavern and Woody Creek Distillers. The show is co-sponsored by The Collective. This is the second art show curated by Davis, who also organized the Sub Terranean Art Show in March. According to The Collective curator Sara Halferty, The Collective is the community hub of Snowmass Base Village and supporting events, like Davis’ art shows, is an important way to bring the community together while giving back to charitable organizations.  “Following an amazing summer, The Collective is really coming to life as we get ready to move into our second winter of programming,” Halferty said. “We consider ourselves to be the heart and soul of Base Village and supporting our local artists and businesses with events and activities brings us all together and is making Snowmass an even more amazing place to live. Plus, we’re always seeking opportunities that allow us to give back to the community.” Creative presentation coordinator Natalie Habchi and Nathan Damstra of Damstra Building, Inc. are co-producers of the event. Habchi is a visual curator and responsible for placement and organization of the art while Damstra will be building the support structures for the event.   For more information, contact Davis by email or call 970-459-7284. For information on additional events in The Collective Snowmass, click here

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