In 2015 We had over 100 creatives and industry partners participate in the TOUR. The below 48 architects, designers, artists and chefs made up the 10 teams in the TOUR.
2015 ARCHITECTS + DESIGNERS
Due to some interesting circumstances, Bryan co-built a mobile, stick-built home on an 1953 8x30 foot trailer frame two years ago. The structure is fully clad in beetle-kill siding inside and out featuring a sleeping loft with dormers and many windows. Having since sold the piece to a farmer in north Boulder, his bouncing travels have led him to Hastings mesa’s Tomten farm.
Spice Box Homes created their first tiny home to be a functional, easy to move craft structure, with a mind towards clients who need affordable energy efficient housing that fits their needs, and exceeds their dreams. By using reclaimed materials, passive solar-heating, and effective appliances, their homes are built to coexist with the environment. After many years and many builds, Spice Box Homes is recognized for the unique details and subtleties that make their tiny homes so appreciated by discerning owners.
After receiving her Master of Architecture in 1987 at the University of California, Berkeley, Connie worked on numerous projects in Nashville, Denver, and San Francisco before establishing her business in Telluride in 1990. Since then she has created dozens of well known projects in the region including the HARC award-winning ‘Old Stone Building’.
As the Principals of One Architects, Bruce and Jodie continually strive have fun with both their clients and their work. The fun experience is a catalyst for creating inspired spaces. Inspired spaces that connect with inhabitant and natural environment.
Laura Daley is an architectural designer who has been designing and remodeling houses for Telluride locals for more than twenty years. Captured by the uniqueness and smallness of the tiny house, she decided to build a prototype: The Cozy Shack. As the process unfolded, an attraction to the “she-shed” grew and the project evolved from a complex pack-it-all-in venture to a low-tech, simple structure for living, studying or meditating.
Husband and wife duo took on this renovation with a bit of luck. They were able to take the interior ceiling up on both levels, which significantly opened up the interior space. They turned a small space into their new dream home in Telluride.
Matt and Sherri Lynch earned their degrees in Australia and Pennsylvania before completing the AA Diploma program at the renowned Architectural Association in London in 2002. After completing their Royal Institute British Architeture license in the UK, they worked on historical projects in London, then moved their young family to Telluride in 2007. Their project at 229 E Columbia, is a remodel of a highly rated historical home in the heart of Telluride.
Although static in nature, architecture has the power to evoke the unmeasurable trigger of emotion. With influences from the industrial revolution era of cars, motorcycles and machines in general, creating something that captures the soul is something Narcis Tudor strives for.
Sante Architects is a full service design firm founded in 2004 and located in the historic Ranta Shop building in the heart of downtown Telluride, Colorado.
They have the first and only LEED Gold Certified home in Telluride, completed in 2010. Their commitment to sustainable design takes different forms in each project.
Sherab Kloppenburg’s creations are deeply rooted in architecture and quilt-making arts. She has a Masters in Architecture and Planning from CU and has worked as a professional designer for the last 10 years. She pursues design projects that have artistic elements and a strong collaborative team from design to construction.
Because of Adam’s patience and attention to detail, he is able to produce stunning portraits that capture the true character and personalities of his subjects. His painstaking dedication to accuracy makes Adam’s portraits, landscape and equestrian drawings standout.
As a child Andrei was involved in an accident that affected his memory and compelled him to begin painting. Ever since, he has been trying to reclaim what was lost through his expressive work. Each piece portrays the intrinsic struggle and selective inclusion or exclusion of details in the process of recollection.
Beth McLaughlin uses her business acumen in Exporting to translate into a viable frame work for promoting artist and artisans through the venue of Slate Gray Gallery.
Coleen Curry is a contemporary design bookbinder. She holds a diploma in Fine Binding from the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) in Telluride, Colorado where she teaches. Coleen has exhibited internationally and her work is held in private collections.
Dan Collins is a Professor of Intermedia within the School of Art at Arizona State University and Co-Director of the PRISM lab--an interdisciplinary 3D modeling and rapid prototyping facility. He also Co-Directs an alternative art program called Deep Creek Arts in Telluride.
As a Home Automation Engineer, Dan works closely with Architects and Interior Designers to achieve a seamless visual and aural experience inside of homes and businesses. He enjoys creating art from simple, clean materials and fire!
After receiving graduate degrees in painting and sculpture from San Jose State College, Don Glaister began his study of hand bookbinding in San Francisco in 1972. His unique approach to fine binding has brought him international acclaim. His books are collected worldwide.
Emily discovered her love for art as a child, always one to “color outside the lines.” And just within the last several years, this mixed medium acrylic artist discovered her signature style using vibrant colors, elaborate texture, and various mediums. Hailing from the Panhandle of Texas, Emily is grateful of the inspiration and creativity spurred in this magical Town feeling lucky to call Telluride home, and the opportunity to pursue life’s passions here in the Box Canyon.
Ethan Hale has composed dozens of musical pieces for original productions as the music director for Telluride for last 8 years. He performs often in the Telluride area as a soloist and in many ensembles.
Fresh into the world of independence, Gavin Tougher has embarked on the pursuit to understand the world around him. Since his study of sculpture at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Gavin has been working with concepts relating to spaces in which the body is placed in. He is currently an intern at Tomtem Farm in Placerville, where he can pursue his interests in permaculture gardening and off the grid living.
Hannah Knudsen moved to Telluride this past fall after a life-long love affair with the San Juan Mountains. She recently graduated from Wesleyan University where she studied photography and international relations. Her passion for art and everything creative led her to her position at MiXX Projects & Atelier.
For many years Julie has explored the figure in her work. It has now become her primary format, her canvas. She chooses standing figures because she likes the vulnerability – physically fragile clay and emotionally fragile humans.
Julie lives in the mountains and spends much of her free time camping in wilderness areas. Her connection to and love of nature inspire many of the figures. The mystery of the natural world around us is ample information for her images and metaphors. In most pieces, Julie creates patterning and repeated imagery like a refrain or a mantra.
Local classical violinists Camille and Juliet Denman are thrilled to be part of the 2015 Art + Architecture Festival. Though just 10 and 11 years old, the sisters have extensive performing experience, including Telluride Chamber Music Festival, Telluride MusicFest, TedX, Telluride Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park and many other public venues. This weekend’s event is especially meaningful to them because they will have a chance to perform some of the most beautiful masterpieces of the classical Wedding repertoire. Juliet and Camille will be entering the 5th and 6th grade this Fall at the Telluride Mountain School and are also avid members of the TSSC Alpine Race Team
Electroliers: n. fixture for holding electric lamps.
Designer Katy Parnello is a self taught woodworker specializing in Electroliers, re-purposed wood wall hangings with soft lighting. The pieces are constructed primarily of lath from remodeled Victorian homes, accented with water based paints and stains, porcelain lamp holders and uses incandescent light bulbs. An avid traveller, Katy also collects materials from journeys and uses them in the pieces, including recycled wood from Telluride, Colorado. An artist from a performance background, this is Katy’s first move into interior design.
Kris Holstrom is the owner of Tomten Farm, a high altitude, off-grid, permaculture based research, demonstration and education farm at 9000’ near Telluride. She consults on permaculture design, edible and medicinal landscaping, school and community garden. Kris has a BS in Forest Management from Utah State University and an MS in Horticulture from Virginia Tech and for 7 years was the regional Sustainability Coordinator in San Miguel County.
Lang Ingalls began classes at the American Academy of Bookbinding in ‘Fine Binding’ and graduated with a diploma in 2007 at the Guild of BookWorkers ‘Standards of Excellence’ Seminar. In recent years she has become a collector and her own work can be found in private collections and public institutions in the US
Lauren Henriksen is a local contemporary artist with a passion for community. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has spent the last eight years working in various art non-profits and galleries. Lauren is inspired by the vibrant community in Telluride, and all of the people who constantly push boundaries and let their creativity loose in it.
Lily Von Shtupp is local acoustic duo, Claybrook Penn & Bryan Thames. Transplanted from the Deep South — South Carolina & Alabama, respectively —these two longtime Telluriders play a mix of original songs & clever covers, all based in roots-rock, Americana, and southern-fried folk-and-roll.
Through the lens of a camera, Martha Hoelzer conveys her view of the world using light and angles to capture the essence of a moment in time. A Breath of Fresh Air Photography encompasses how she views life – as a runner taking one breath at a time on the trails, hiking and enjoying amazing views and thankful for each breath that she takes as she loves to explore new places and cultures.
Molly grew up and attended college in Indiana, and after receiving her undergraduate degree she pursued a Master’s degree in photography from FAMU in the Czech Republic. After eight years in Central Europe, she decided to come back to the states and now has set up roots in Telluride.
As a figurative painter Nicole is attracted to the connection between the viewer and the subject. She initially approaches her paintings strictly from a visual standpoint but also considers the connection which occurs through the direct eye contact, as well as the emotion and physicality of the subject, whether human or animal.
Patrick Sharlow has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and experience working with industrial robotics. He is a Program Manager at the Pinhead Institute. His interests include 3D modeling, simulation, and printing.
Pia Gedeon, the owner and creative director of “MiXX projects+ atelier”, her passion is to explore new ideas in functional and decorative art with the focus on the concept of “living a well curated life”. MiXX projects+atelier, represents artists and designers whom in their own right are highly creative and passionate about exploring their craft and evolution as artisans. The mission of MiXX is also that of an evolving collaborative model, combining a commercial gallery with the mission of a non-profit venue for art and debate. MiXX promotes community discourse and collaboration.
Robert Weatherford has been painting in Telluride since 1977. Robert is originally from Laredo, Texas, he obtained a Masters in Painting from Claremont Graduate Art School in California and a Masters in Systematic Theology from Union Seminary in New York. Now, he regularly teaches a painting class at the Ah Haa School Board.
Scott Upshur is a video producer and artist residing in Telluride, specializing in short-form narrative, documentary, and experimental projects for a wide variety of platforms. He holds a BFA from the University of Colorado Film Studies program and has worked extensively in film communities around Colorado, Los Angeles, and New York. He is currently working on a music video with a grant from Telluride Arts and a documentary with a grant from Telluride MountainFilm.
The mission of the Telluride Historical Museum is to preserve the rich, colorful and diverse history of the region and to bring history to life through exhibits, programs and education.
Trained in classical French and Italian cuisine, Amy is also inspired by Asian techniques. Amy is equally comfortable in both savory and sweet kitchens, and trained in some of the best fine-dining restaurants and resorts in the US.
Slurp is Brittany Hale and Trang Pham, two entrepreneurial women who are bringing pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup, to Telluride. The idea of Slurp was born as a result of their shared love of the culinary arts and the Vietnamese culture. Aside from culinary endeavors, Brittany is an expressionist painter who also loves to upcycle found objects and materials, while Trang delves into the world of latte art and digital design.
Brown Dog is a Telluride staple known for their art of pizza making. Owner Jeff Smokevitch attended the International School of Pizza and studied with legendary pizza guru Tony Geminani. There he learned that combining the best quality ingredients along with attention to detail brings pizza making to the next level. He has won countless awards. including first place at the Pizza World Championships in 2015.
Hali moved from San Diego to Telluride 5 years ago. She was trained under Michelin star chef Drew Deckman and specializes in seafood and sushi with an Asian-Mexican fusion flair.
Juli y Juan is more than just a food company, it's an experience. If we had to describe our cuisine it will be Creative Fusion. We are so passionate about our art, that we have been told that "they can actually taste the love." We strive to take the positives from our changing world by finding healthy and creative ways to adapt to it. Our entire planet now hosts the garden from which we eat, enabling people from all cultures to share a table and eat together. This is Juli & Juan's philosophy and livelihood.
Sometimes mechanic and sometimes bartender, Kyle enjoys drinking cocktails almost as much as he likes mixing them for others. His focus is to create memorable drinks that look as good as they taste.
Meghann McCormick has lived in Telluride for 6 years, runs her own tea company, The Steeping Leaf, and is a proud mama to two young children. She loves Telluride for the creative community; full of self-actualizing individuals who push the boundaries of what is possible. She also sews, sings, collages and paints-mostly with her toddler.
An award winning Chef and Sommelier Patrick Laguens was born and raised in New Orleans Louisiana. Patrick first cut his teeth in the local restaurant scene before apprenticing in Naples, Italy for Master Chef Antonio Race where he also began his life-long love affair with wine. Mr. Laguens then owned several of his own restaurants, wine bars, boutique wine shops and produced his own line of designer wines in Sonoma County.
An early starter in the industry, Patrick has been working in restaurants since age 13. Chef Funk has risen through the ranks of some of the most recognized kitchens and resorts in Colorado. Having been classically trained in culinary arts from Johnson and Wales University, Chef Funk is a master of technique, style and creativity.
Sue grew up in an Indian family in South Africa. She learned at an early age that quality food was an essential ingredient to cooking. Sue has worked with a lot of quality chefs during her time in Telluride.