Holiday at Museum opening reception is Nov. 20

DEL NORTE — The Third Annual Holiday at the Museum Art Show opening reception will be on Nov. 20, starting at 10 a.m. 

This year’s show will present artists of many different media with a common theme of imagination and creativity, color, and originality. John Patterson’s “Farm Art” and Chelle Wiescamp’s beautiful hand-thrown pottery reflect both artists’ thoughts and statements that using your imagination and creativity can produce any pieces of art that are desired.

Award-winning glass artist, Cathy Morin, will be showing creations of fused glass along with Mary Susan Eldredge creations that can hang in a window and Sherry Taylor who does framed pieces. Each of these artists has a totally different style with great composition and plenty of colors.

Former Alamosa Public School art teacher, Jeannie Lynn Norwood became fascinated with digital art using her personal photographs. Currently, she combines digital art with ceramic sculpture and mixed media in her unique creations.

While different, Nancy Harris is a mixed-media artist who uses paper, paint, and found objects to create her original abstract colleges. She also makes origami cranes, stringing them with coordinating beads. These can be used as Christmas decorations.

Albert Kahan has taken his photography collection in a different direction, making his digital photography into useful glass cutting boards and pictures.

Beloved doll maker, Laura Lunsford, has given us brightly colored gift boxes made by upscaling shopping boxes with papier mache, paint, and fancy decorations. She has used her painting skills this year.

Martha Kennedy has made her home in Monte Vista, having loved the area since she was a child. She is a self-taught artist with personal exploration and imagination in her work. Her work has been in numerous juried shows.

Evelyn Sprouse-Rowe is a San Luis Valley artist with her work mostly done in acrylic paint but does consider herself to be a multimedia artist. Her style is more abstract with bold bright colors.

Marian Schlagbaum is also a mixed-media artist who does abstract paintings and sculptures from found items and uses these with photography to make glass cutting boards and pictures.

Mike Potts will be showing his creations of polished rock and “cool” gnarly wood shelves for the first time. He has made his favorite activity, rockhounding, into an artistic endeavor thus combining nature and art.

This year, the museum reached out to the Del Norte and Sargent schools art departments. Rylie Dominguez, with Suzie Carrasco as the teacher, will be showing for the elementary classes. Annette Troncosco from Sargent will have various pieces of work representing their art department.

The San Luis Valley Quilt Guild has joined the show. Their work also reflects color, form, and creative style.

The proceeds from the sale of these $10 items will go to the many charities that they help to support.

The Third Annual Holiday at the Museum Art Show will run from Nov. 20 through Dec. 30. Rio Grande County Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Museum is located at 580 Oak St. in Del Norte, just south of Del Norte’s only stoplight.

For more information, contact the Rio Grande County Museum at 719-657-2347, visit its Facebook page or email [email protected]