Born in New Mexico, raised in Arizona, and a Colorado girl through-and-through, the Southwest is home. Britt has always been an artist, and a year and a half ago began her academic studies in classical drawing and painting. It has been a dream of hers since studying conceptual art at the University of Colorado at Boulder to revisit her education and learn more traditional techniques and train her eye to capture the natural world in paint. It is both an intellectual pursuit and a passion project to become the best draftswoman and painter she can be, one day painting great American landscapes and elegant figures. She is humbled everyday in her studies and is only more and more enthusiastic of how much there is to learn and grow.
EMILY BALLOU I BRIDAL VEIL FLORAL
Bridal Veil Floral is a boutique floral design company based in Telluride, Colorado. Founded in 2014; Owner and Designer, Emily Ballou, is an artist and considers flowers a favorite medium. Flowers are sourced primarily from local growers throughout Colorado, but she will source fresh blooms from around the world to fit her clients’ preferences; always creating arrangements with interesting texture and dimension. Bridal Veil Floral specializes in weddings, private parties, and corporate events.
JILL RIKKERS I BEAUTIFULLY SERVED BY JILL
Jill has lived in the Telluride Region since she graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland with a metalsmithing degree in 1989. Her tableware line began in 1995 and has evolved ever since. Jill hand forge stainless steel, copper, and bronze to create beautiful art dining ware for your table.
Micheline Klagsbrun is a visual artist whose painting and multi-media work focus on transformation. She has exhibited widely, and is in private collections nationally as well as in Europe and the Middle East. She is President and co-founder of CrossCurrents Foundation which as part of its mission sponsors art to promote social justice. She serves on several boards, including the Phillips Collection (DC), Transformer (DC), the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School (NYC) and Telluride Arts.
Valerie is a lifelong artist and keeps her art current by being very curious about trying different new mediums and methods. The work shown at Art and Architecture is an offshoot of a large commission she recently completed for clients in Philadelphia.
KEITH D'ANGELO I COLORADO CUSTOM FIRE PITS
Colorado Custom Fire Pits feature beautiful, artistically handcrafted steel log sets for gas fire pits. The life-like appearance of our functional steel sculptures offer a lifetime of use and are hand forged in Telluride. These installations bring a Colorado campfire to your backyard or business. And unlike a wood fueled fire our gas fire pits are no mess, no smoke, or hassle and they do a fantastic job at heating the area around them.
JOHN "KIRK" DROGSVOLD
Colorado native John Kirk Drogsvold is a lighting designer inspired by the natural beauty of his mountain home. Originally from Boulder, CO, Kirk earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design & Certificate in Entrepreneurship from CU Boulder. Kirk currently resides in Telluride, CO, where his lighting collection is designed and fabricated.
In 2018, Kirk received the Best Individual Artist Award from the Telluride Art and Architecture Weekend, and was featured by the Telluride Arts District as Featured Artist in April 2019. He recently has been selected for the 2019 Wanted Design Launchpad in NYC.
Brooke Einbender graduated with a BA in Studio Art from Wake Forest University and was awarded the Presidential Scholarship for Visual Arts. With a background in oil painting, Brooke is interested in translating her paintings into the cutting-edge virtual space. She received a Telluride Arts small artist grant to purchase her own Virtual Reality equipment to explore the medium of VR painting. As with painting, she no longer had to create an illusion of space on a 2D surface; instead, she could draw sculpture and walk through layers of virtual paint. Ultimately in the virtual realm, Brooke is creating her own experiential worlds, which surpass the limitations of painting.
Alicia Nogueira is a brazilian artist who lives in America for the past 3 decades - in Telluride, Alicia has produced documentaries, and designed video art installations inspired by nature and the people around her. From her recent travels in Japan, “Conversations in the Heart” her latest work, is a sensitive view of subtle relationships between intense exchanges. She employs a combination of fabric, images and sound, suspended in magical surroundings. Her intentions to explore questions of identity, gender, class, and race in foreign societies culminates with this kimono video installation.
COLIN HUDON I LIVING TEA
Owner and founder Colin Hudon developed Living Tea through his lifelong immersion in Tea and Tao. As an herbalist, acupuncturist, and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he discovered through the Tea ceremony a means of sharing the extraordinary depth of these Oriental Traditions in the West. Following the cultivation and craft of Cha Tao, he sought to offer Tea to others as a form of moving meditation and living art. Thousands of tea ceremonies later, Living Tea continues to share this way, these old-growth trees and this ancient tradition with you.
Katy Parnello is a self-taught wood worker specializing in Electroliers, re-purposed wood wall hangings, which act as fixtures for holding electric lights. Departing from her comfort zone in performance, Katy first ventured into wood working by making furniture for her empty apartment. Once she finished her first table, she desired to give the piece a way to communicate. Her solution was to add incandescent lights on a dimmer so the mood of the table could change with the climate of the space. She transferred this concept to wall hangings, which helps to display the beautiful textures and unique quirks of the re-purposed wood.
Originally from N.Y. and San Francisco, CA- Danielle DeRoberts (Onerary) is a full time artist and collaborator, currently residing in Telluride, CO. Danielle’s unique technique of embroidering into her paintings, back lighting and extending them onto walls, creates textured pieces that spring to life--- transforming the two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional installations. Through her art, Danielle desires to create a space where the audience feels welcome to be completely themselves. Her paintings are dream like vessels for her to communicate and she hopes her own creative expression will inspire the viewer to connect with their own soul voice.
Jonas Fahnestock was born in Gent, Belgium, and grew up in Norwood, CO. His parents, John Fahnestock and Goedele Vanhille, are both accomplished ceramic artists who have lived in the Telluride region for many years.
Jonas has been drawing and exploring his creative side since youth, but his true artistic focus was spawned through his education at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. His inspiration pulls from the natural world, architecture, and the ever-present dialogue between chaos and order.
Benjamin works from his studio just outside of Telluride in a repurposed limestone mine. Getting his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a Sculpture Emphasis from NAU in 2009, he continues to progress his craft through the mediums of metal, wood, and light. He creates pieces that inspire an appreciation of form and functionality with a contemporary twist.
Born and raised in northern Illinois, Emily’s artistic quest began as early as her love for the woods, nature, and their quiet sense of connection. Twenty nine years later, this cocktail of passions has matured into the backbone of her existence. From the Midwest, to New England where she achieved her BFA in painting and a greater appreciation for the outdoors, to Colorado where these life-long pursuits find a growing sense of harmony and potential, Palmquist continues to practice painting and the art of rural life as her guide from here to there.
FRANS VALK I MESA TABLE ART
Frans Valk was born in Holland. After a career in international finance, Valk retired to Iron Springs Mesa where he now devotes his time to his wood working passion. Expandable tables are at the center of his family life and his specialty. Valk enjoys collaboration with customers and other artists, creative designs and applying new construction techniques.
Luke Adamson is an American musician and singer-songwriter who records under his own name. Adamson started playing guitar at age 10 and has been writing music since he was around 14. In college, he majored in music and has been constantly creating ever since. He began releasing short EPs and Singles on Itunes and Spotify in 2018 and puts out a new original song, along with a music video every month. You can frequently find him playing acoustic sets in small intimate venues around Telluride.
Subtle and swift like the wind's lift of the leaves. Porch Wood is a musical duo from Telluride, CO consisting of Tyler Simmons (guitar / vocals) and Stuart Stroud (mandolin/vocals). A unique blend of psych, swing, jazz, and bluegrass enable a feeling of neo-nostalgia tempered for a modern crowd.
Miles Adams grew up in Hawaii and Texas. He has spent the past six years in the Rocky Mountains where he has honed his craft--playing his music in Telluride and the surrounding area. Using a loop pedal and an assortment of instruments, Miles creates a unique one-man-band style. This technique is built upon his influences in classic rock, blues, funk, folk, and soul. He is currently based in Durango, where he has many performances scheduled for the following summer and winter season.
Alex is a Southern Colorado based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a playful, insightful approach to music and composition. Born and raised in Colorado, his musical stylings reflect his approach to living a vibrant, positively silly life. His musical journey began at a young age with an utter disdain for piano lessons and wasn’t fully embraced until age 13 when he asked his dad for a guitar.
He’s been performing solo and with a number of band projects throughout the western U.S. for the last decade, including with his current band, 'Birds of Play.' Last September Alex won the Blues Challenge at Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and will be playing an hour set with his band at this year's fest.
Jay Einbender, a local Telluride resident, is a creative; playing piano one ofseveral artistic-focused passions. With little formal training, Jay plays from the heart, “channeling from above” what he feels, creates, then plays in the moment. Jay doesn’t read music or try to play other people’s compositions, preferring “not knowing” as means to create his special style of play.
Amy Schilling is a long time Telluride local with formal training at Parsons School of Design in New York. She has a background in jewelry design, however petroglyphs and encaustic painting truly shape her philosophy and work. The process of encaustic painting parallels both physical and emotional movement. As layer upon layer of natural beeswax is heated and fused with fire, a new color and texture evolves, and a unique experience for each viewer unfolds.
Founded in 2014 from the ground up in our high altitude, historic haven of Telluride, Colorado, MiXX projects is a platform dedicated to the beauty of design and the power of art in everyday life. Developing a community of artists and designers from across the globe, MiXX brings together creative practices ranging from jewelry to artisanal home goods, to furniture and fine art, all with an enduring commitment to ethically minded and globally responsible exchange. Treasuring the artistic voice in its many forms, we strive to bring the splendor of unique objects and contemporary designs into day to day living. From the smallest detail of a fair trade, hand forged bead of a necklace to the the captivating expanse of a large scale tableau, MiXX seeks to sustain our artists’ dynamic enterprises by sharing their extraordinary visions from the studio to you.
Stephanie Del Monte + Ellen Koment + Vero Gonzalez + Meredith Nemirov Rebecca Hasteline + Nick Veasey + Sarah Winkler + Minas Halaj Marco Grassi + Katie Heffelfinger + Sheila Giolitti
Lindee Zimmer is a public artist, painter, curator, collaborator and teacher living in Denver. Follow textures, lines and scattered stripes, and dive into the imagination; Lindee’s art stems from the colors of tropical birds, the cracks in the walls she draws her murals, energy of the universe that connects us. She draws off the patterns in leaves, she paints the vibrations of love, she sketches the frivolous buoyancy that brought us all to search for art to be curated in the first place. Anyway, make yourself at home, you are part of it now.
Kathy Green began silk dyeing in 1990 during one of Ah Haa’s very first classes. That class, taught by Rita Bernstein, left an indelible mark on her. Kathy’s keen interest and talent for silk dyeing led her to become an instructor, and in turn, she has inspired many of the area’s silk-dying obsessed. Scarves and silk prayer flags created by Kathy and her students can be found in local galleries, shops, and bazaars.
Goedele was introduced to clay as a kid, studied ceramics in ArtSchool, has thrown pots, smashed pots, made intimate pieces and monumental work, has raw glazed pots and subjected pots to multiple firings, built kilns, fired kilns, and still feels the same joy and excitement working with clay as when she first touched the material.
SLATE GRAY GALLERY
Slate Gray Gallery has curated a one-of-a-kind interactive art experience featuring a blend of international artists and local artists. Telluride’s own includes Paul Russell of Aspekt Designs, Sheila Phinney of 1533 Jewelry, Tony Finocchio of Metalrock Designs,and Andrew Brown, some of whom will be at the venue in person. Other artists on exhibition include Howard Hersh, Christopher Peter, Joseph Toney, Niki Woehler, Mozart Guerra, and Silvio Porzionato.
TELLURIDE THEATER'S HOUSE OF SHIMMY SHAKE
The House of Shimmy Shake is house of Burlesque started by Telluride Theatre almost 10 years ago. Telluride Theatre is committed to advancing the performing arts in our region through innovative productions, education programs and community involvement. We create theatre that lives in moments of truthful human connection, promotes joyful celebration and is an open dialogue, accessible to all audiences. House of Shimmy Shake is a totally local company that promotes body-positivity, female empowerment and their performances are raw, fun and totally wild. To be performing in the spot where famed Big Billie and her ladies put on shows during the mining era is a dream come true.
TELLURIDE DANCE COLLECTIVE
Telluride Dance Collective (TDC) has been creating a joyful, supportive community of dancers in Telluride, Colorado since 2016. The company members collaborate to practice and perform authentic, expressive movement. TDC has taken a special interest in creating site-specific work and storytelling through a variety of performance styles. This will be TDC's third year participating in Art and Architecture Weekend.
Carlos was born in Guerrero, Mexico. His family moved to the US when he was a teenager. Since high school, he’s lived a life on the move. By day, Carlos is a carpenter, by night, a spontaneous artistic producer. During his time in Telluride, he worked in construction. In one of the homes he worked on, he was able to salvage old windows, with the intention of building something. Instead, he began sketching his friends from the Boarding House on the glass with a marker. Lucky for us, he decided to continue this trend. He is off to Spain to pursue set design and continue his vagabond lifestyle.
DJ KATY MASON
Katy Mason has the ability to connect with her audience not only by the mere push of a button, nor because of the vast experience of knowledge with various genres of music but because of her ability to connect with each and every face in the crowd. She has been fortunate enough to work at not only the best local clubs in town, the biggest skateboarding contests in the country sponsored by Vans, Thrasher Magazine and Red Bull but her heart finds joy lending its talents to local non-profits like The Joy Bus, who provide free chef inspired meals to homebound cancer patients. Serving as their resident DJ for ALL of their intensely fancy fundraising galas has been a dream come true.
Japheth has been drawing since he was young. “I think everyone likes to draw when they are kids, but some of us just never stop. Over the years my creativity has found expression in many different ways. The inspiration comes and goes. Sometimes I go months without creating anything, but when the urge comes again, I just sit down and channel it.
I never have much of a plan when I sit down to draw. I think of the creative process as something that is fluid and in motion, like a wave, that you can ride. I have chosen stippling as my main style because it is a very gradual build up. This style supports my sort of accidental approach to art, in which each random idea or accident guides the drawing through it’s many phases.”
Brandon Berkel is a published author from St. Louis, MO. He came to Telluride in May of 2017. Instead of working on his second novel he found a new kind of writing. Brandon connected with writing letters to loved ones and learned an appreciation for the artistic and nostalgic way of linking with someone through mail. Printing your thoughts is remembered and forever. Entering your thought is forgotten and lost.