Fine Art & Elegant Cuisine
An Extraordinary Evening | December 31st | 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. This year our Gala has a new twist, as we feature a visual artist and a storyteller/writer. Attendees will be captivated by stories from Craig Childs, and inspired by the work of abstract artist Chris Miller. Both men will offer intimate presentations that will enchant everyone in attendance. What a fabulous way of ringing in the new year!
$300 per person / $2,250 per table (eight seats)
Sales begin in the fall.
THIS YEARS’ FEATURED ARTISTS:
Chris Miller was born in California and studied studio art in various colleges, including Fort Lewis College and CU. Near the end of a short career in film he discovered Telluride and moved here with his family in 1992. Since 2013 he divides his time between San Francisco, Napa Valley and Telluride. An avid cyclist, he and his wife Catherine McNamee owned Moots Cycles from 1995 to 2015.
Chris has been painting continuously since college, focusing on landscapes and abstract work. “Landscape studies allow you to interpret the world you see and recast it as your unique view, abstraction brings unseen and unknown elements together and creates a dialog between form, color and texture to explore the essential in our experience. Painting is a journey, and I’m not sure where it’s going to take me, but there’s an exploration going on, that’s a kind of personal examination and certainly autobiographical.”
Over the years Chris has studied at Ah Haa and Anderson Ranch. This is his first solo exhibition.