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"The people who put it on and the volunteers are really friendly. I think as time goes by, it’ll be one of the premier shows in Colorado.”  Richard Hall, Artist




Art on the Rockies returns to Edwards

You might not pay close attention when an arts festival promoter is talking about how their festival is one of the most popular in the state, since after all it’s their job to say such glowing things. But when you hear it confirmed by high-profile artists taking part in the event, you listen up. “It’s a really nicely run show,”

Published: July 11, 2013



Richard Hall one of 120 artists taking part in Art on the Rockies in Edwards

A chef’s knife pierces the middle of four mini boxes of sugary cereal — Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Fruit Loops and Corn Pops in one of Richard Hall’s realistic still life paintings. A few brightly colored Fruit Loops are scattered on the table, next to the boxes. It’s a far cry from the apple/banana/orange-in-a-bowl combo you might think of when

Published: July 12, 2013


Art on the Rockies features art for all kinds of audiences


EDWARDS — Think fine arts festivals exhibit only paintings? Think again. Art on the Rockies 2013 has something for all art lovers. Held July 12-14 at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, the festival is the primary fundraiser of the Vail Valley Arts League. Now in its’ third year, Art on the Rockies will feature 110 artists working in a multitude of mediums. This festival truly has something for everyone; the hard part for you will be deciding where to place each piece in your home.

Twelve sculptors will exhibit a variety of styles and materials. Felicia, who goes only by her first name, Mari Bolen and David Nelson will exhibit bronze, representational work. Currently residing here in the Vail Valley, Felicia creates bronze sculptures depicting Native American women and children. Bolen, from Montana, creates sculptures which reflect the old and new West. Merry Cox, from Salida, Colo., works whimsically with found objects. David Marshall is an international metal sculptor focusing on contemporary abstracts. Greg Robertson sculpts in stone and creates contemporary fountain pieces.


Vail Daily staff report

June 22, 2013


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