Saturday, December 31 | 5:30 to 10:00pm
Think of it: New Year’s Eve at an art school. A mixture of fun, creativity and yes, elegance. Surrounded by the new works of this year’s guest artists, the Daniel Tucker Gallery is transformed into a formal dining room where guests can enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’ouevres followed by a four-course, plated, sit-down dinner catered by one of Telluride’s exceptional chefs. The evening also features conversations with our featured Gala Artists, Flair Robinson and Christopher Beaver. What a fabulous way of ringing in the new year!
$300 per person (tables of 8 for $2,250). Call Kathleen Cole at (970)728-3886 to reserve your space, seating is limited and sells out fast!
Flair Robinson is a mixed media and mosaic artist working primarily with ceramic tile, hand-cut glass, and recycled materials. She is informally educated, collecting knowledge from the traditional to the unusual, and is most influenced by visionary, self-taught and outsider art.
Robinson is a colorist, and is fascinated by the endless combinations of varying hues. She is most interested in colors found in early American folk art, vintage road signs and advertising, particularly those from the 1940’s -1960’s. Many of the materials that she uses in her work come from these eras. She states, ” I believe that each bit of junk creates a sense of nostalgia in the viewer. The pieces have lived their own lives and have their own energy; they have the power to take us back in time and to bring up memories”.
Robinson works intuitively and viscerally. Many of her creative concepts come to her in her dreams.
I adore adorning people. I love the moment when a woman puts something on and feels like they are ready to go meet the world. There is nothing more satisfying than bringing out someones inner beauty. This is why I do what I do. In our everyday world, there is nothing more gratifying than helping make someone feel beautiful.
When I sit and craft my work, I often think of someone who I adore. Luckily for me, that I have in spades. I am blessed with an absolute diversity of friends, loved ones and spiritual family. They all somehow have grafted into my process and inspire me to create with this loving energy. My messy working table is my canvas and I sit and imagine what would this person want to wear and why would they wear it. It is with that intention that I sit and create my work.
For 15 years, I have gathered the love for these people and turned it into an expression of my own inner art. Each time I bring it out into the world, I meet more people who enter my circle and inspire me. They bring out the very best in who I am and why I do what I do. I think of my art as a living testament to those amazing women who grant me the privilege of being their friend.
When you get a piece of my jewelry, just know, that this loving feeling somehow is imbued into that piece you are wearing and know that those loving thoughts will wrap around you and help to bring out that inner light and love that is already within you. For love, with love and through love this work exists and I, for one, am very grateful.