Skye Gallery

EVENTS


Nudes and Brews
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Nudes and Brews

Come join us for 'Nudes and Brews', Aspen's drink and draw to get the creative juices flowing. 

$20 to drink, draw and enjoy some music.

Please BYO art supplies. If you forget them or are new to this, it is $5 extra for supplies!

See you there!

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Observation, Interpretation, Action : Art and Policy Now
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Observation, Interpretation, Action : Art and Policy Now

A conversation between Artist Jody Guralnick and Environmentalist George Frampton.
George Frampton was the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality. In this capacity, he served as the senior environmental policy advisor to President Clinton and Vice President Gore. He has also been Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the president of The Wilderness Society. He is the founder of the Partnership for Responsible Growth, which seeks to build public support for carbon pricing as the optimal national climate change strategy. From the Partnership’s website: 
Climate change is the challenge of our time. Scientists agree that carbon emissions are a major cause of rising temperatures, severe weather, and drought. The Pentagon considers climate change’s impact to be a “threat multiplier.” Leaders of major financial institutions and leading companies recognize it is time for action. Many are taking steps to reduce or eliminate carbon in their operations. We can either rise to the challenge by acting now or accept that inaction will only lead to further decline of our quality of life, our prosperity, our national security, and our children’s future.
Jody’s work, The Fifth Kingdom is currently in the Skye Gallery. The Fifth Kingdom is the kingdom of Fungi, the kingdom of the great hidden labyrinths of growth and decay that support all life. Guralnick observes patterns in nature and seeks to replicate the universal order and form of that growth.
“I am interested in the symbiosis of the forest, the connecting and dismantling that goes on in equal parts. We can look at human vascular systems, or brain slices, or the view from an airplane window and see over and over again systems of networks working in partnership. We are attracted to these patterns because they are a part of us. I am painting a vision of pattern and connection.”

This is a conversation on an increasingly existential topic. Please come and participate.

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Ajax Axe Solo Exhibition Opening for The Palace of the Beast
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Ajax Axe Solo Exhibition Opening for The Palace of the Beast

Ajax Axe is a sculptor and installation artist interested in the intersection between philosophy, science and community identity. She creates work that explores and deconstructs different dominant narratives in society and ideas about the future of civilization. For more info on the artist visit Ajax Axe’s website.

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Women's Networking Event with Mindful Vine
Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

Women's Networking Event with Mindful Vine

Join us for our second women's networking event at the Bird's Nest Gallery from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Beginning at 6:00 PM Marisa Hallsted, creator of Mindful Vine, will guide us through the exploration of our senses: unifying wine tasting, meditation, and food. Come have fun with us in the beautiful art gallery and network with inspiring women of the Roaring Fork Valley. We can't wait to see you there!

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"Rise" Exhibition Opening - Benefitting Response
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

"Rise" Exhibition Opening - Benefitting Response

The Bird’s Nest Gallery proudly presents their fourth exhibition of the season: “Rise” an all-female show about empowering women, honoring the feminine, believing in our wise intuition and knowing our strong inner being. Based on the belief that communal encouragement is essential to support one another in boldly creating ourselves, this agitated times call for unity, and we believe there is no stronger way of conveying this message than through meaningful works of art.

For this reason, we have gathered a strong group of women artists to rise above the Roaring Fork community and raise their voices. Women's Art League-Vagina China-, Laina Sydney, Javiera Estrada, Noelle K. Miller, Cassandra Holden, Gemma Danielle, Chelsea Leigh Jade, Yez Tutic, Fatima Curiel, Alexis Ahrling, Cassandra Holden, Elyssa Edgerly, Maia Chozas, Agustina Mistretta and Skye Weinglass will present their works in resonance with the exhibition topic. Covering painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media and collage, the selected pieces call for inner connection with the fierce female side that inhabits in us all, mother nature ruling within her passionate presence.

Moreover, we joined forces with Response, a local non-profit initiative whose mission is to support, educate and empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We will donate 10% of our exhibition sales profits to support this important cause and help our community spread consciousness about Response’s activities and their community reachout.

Join us this Friday 16th, March from 6 to 9pm for the Opening Reception at The Bird’s Nest Gallery in 409 S Hunter St, Aspen, Colorado. Drinks will be provided by Suerte Tequila and Aspen Brewery, and snacks by Chef Randy Placeres. Moreover, Hilary Doyle will be performing live a set of inspiring heart-warming songs by the firepit patio to complete an evening of community gathering and female power. Don’t miss out!

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First Friday Happenings: 'Ether' Artist Talk
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Happenings: 'Ether' Artist Talk

Join us this First Friday for an artist talk from 6-7pm, followed by drinks, apps and tunes 7-9pm. 

The artists in 'Ether' show- Devin Pool, Guadalupe Laiz, Agustina Mistretta, Maia Chozas and Skye Weinglass will share their creative process and stories behind their work currently shown at The Bird's Nest Gallery.

Then cruise on over to Maker + Place and The BLK MKT also in collaboration with the First Friday Art Walk for a decent serving of conscious design and well curated handmade goods.

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"Ether" Opening Reception
Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

"Ether" Opening Reception

Join us for the grand opening of February's exhibition “Ether”, reuniting twelve artists in a show that focuses on photography as a medium to portray the elevated nature of the mountains and the open air spaces, the clouds and the sea. Expansive spaces provide endless imagination and a particular beauty.

Participating artists include Agustina Mistretta, Devin Pool, Maia Chozas, Jesse Hoffman, Lizzy Tabor, Guadalupe Laiz, Spencer Hansen, Chris Erickson , Amanda Ramsay, Kelly Peters, Trevor Triano and Brian Colley.

Come toast with Suerte Tequila shots and tasty winter mixers, as well as cold Aspen Brewery beers. Bonjour Berlin will be on the decks to add some spicy tunes by the patio firepit.

 

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"Creatures" OPENING RECEPTION
Jan
5
5:00 PM17:00

"Creatures" OPENING RECEPTION

The “Creatures” show features seven emerging talents working on the edge of contemporary painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture: Jaime Molina, John Fellows, Max Kauffman, Brian Colley, Johanna Muller, Sarah Petkus and Yu Chia Chang.

The works presented explore the symbology of the animal kingdom and the relationship it establishes with the world we live in. These creatures awaken the viewers’ sense of belonging with nature, striving to connect with our deep instincts though raw and poetic depictions of wild wolves, elk, sheep, fish, bears, raccoons, hares, foxes and all kinds of beasts that inhabit our surrounding mountains.

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Winter Wreaths and Wine
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Winter Wreaths and Wine

Modernize the “classic” wreath using a metallic-hoop or free-form base with a selection of branches, twigs, seed-pods, fresh and dried florals and foliage, fruit, succulents, air plants, feathers and ribbons galore!

Enjoy hot-mulled wine and fun conversation as we explore color, texture, natural movement and the use of negative space while making a wall or table-top wreath - just in time for the holidays!

Step-by-step demonstrations, hands-on assistance, tools and supplies provided by Petal Attelier

Save your spot today. RSVP HERE

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METALSMITHING WORKSHOP
Dec
16
4:30 PM16:30

METALSMITHING WORKSHOP

Learn the basics of metalworking through the experience of creating it yourself. Metal is the of the most permanent substances on earth and many of the techniques are exactly the same as they were in ancient times. Under the direction of The Wild Tide you will learn some of these techniques to cut, forge and connect elements to create your own piece of jewelry. Also it’s fun and therapeutic to hammer metal! Don’t miss out! Capacity is limited. More info and registration here

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GRAND OPENING: "Dreamscapes"
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

GRAND OPENING: "Dreamscapes"

The "Dreamscapes" show inaugurates The Bird’s Nest Winter Season new location. This collection features paintings by five prominent Western artists: Claire Ray, Ryan B. Curtis, Javiera Estrada, Hans Walor, Sarah Petkus and Miles Toland. The works presented spin around transcendence and how meditational states of mind can affect our perception of the world, and the human ability to communicate with the source forces that live beyond our regular understanding. The contemplation of this group of works- masterfully carried out with a creative approach to contemporary fine arts classics like painting and photography- takes the viewer away from daily mundane concerns allowing the possibility of inhabiting the dreamscapes present in the artists’ imagery.

 












 

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