Telluride Gallery of Fine Art celebrates 30th anniversary
July 15, 2015 - Stephen Elliot
Since 1985, the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art has repeatedly featured artists whose work would typically hang in the world’s art capitals — New York, London, Paris — rather than the small, secluded and, at the time, largely unknown town of Telluride.
The gallery, located at 130 E. Colorado Ave., is celebrating three decades in business this summer with a rotating retrospective featuring artists both world-famous and from the area. Among the artists who have exhibited at the gallery over the years and whose work will once again grace its walls this summer are Philip Pearlstein, Sandy Skoglund, Maya Lin, Jim Dine, Dan Budnik and Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
“It’s the best from the past and the present,” said gallery manager Bärbel Hacke, who has worked at the gallery for 28 of its 30 years. “These are artists known around the world, and it was amazing that they gave us original work for the show.”