‘An Artful Marriage’ at Main Street Gallery

“Pines” by Fay Timmerman

“Waiting” by Steve Traudt

A mutual love of the arts and for each other makes for “An Artful Marriage” for artist Fay Timmerman and photographer Steve Traudt.

Timmerman and Traudt first met in 1983 while working at a pharmaceutical company in Lincoln, Nebraska. They married five later years at Colorado National Monument and moved to the Grand Valley.

Fast forward through the years and a number of art and business ventures, and we find the award-winning artists together in an exhibition appropriately titled: “An Artful Marriage.”

The public is invited to attend the First Friday re­­ception for “An Artful Marriage” from 5–9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main St. The exhibit is on display through November and is an eclectic mix of art and photographs with a focus on new directions in the couple’s respective and changing mediums.

Timmerman “grew up watching generations of women in her family sew, quilt and paint,” a news release said. “Creating with her hands has always a part of her life, so it seemed natural that she should pursue art. A founding member of the Art Quilt Association, Fay creates in a variety of mediums — oil, acrylic and fiber.”

Traudt “is a photographer, writer and educator working in a variety of media,” the release said.  “His work has appeared nationally and internationally in several publications, exhibits, magazines, books, calendars and PBS. He taught photography at Colorado Mesa University for 18 years. His work is found in over 1,200 corporate and private collections.” 

■ The Mesa County Libraries Culture Fest art show reception will be from 6–8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St. The exhibit, that celebrates cultural diversity in the Grand Valley, is on display through Tuesday, Jan. 3. Go to mesacountylibraries.org or call 243-4442 for information.

■ A second First Friday art reception for the exhibit, “That Would Be Chaos ...,” will be from 5–9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery, 437 Colorado Ave. An artist talk by Josh Butler and Araan Schmidt will be at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit of works by the CMU art and design faculty, will be on display through Thursday, Nov. 10. Call 248-1833 for information.

■ Impressionz Art Gallery, 105 W. Main St., in Cedaredge will have an artist reception from 4–7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Visitors can meet featured artist Ella Kelly and see her unique metal work and jewelry. Call 399-7577 for information.

■ November artists of the month, oil painter Jim Dawson and gourd artist Jane Espinoza, will be featured at the First Friday art reception from 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Colorado Canyons Gallery, Framing and Gifts, 623 Main St. On display are a number of sugar skull “ofrenda” created by students at Dual Immersion Academy. Indie singer/songwriter Will Whalen will perform during the reception. Call 314-2054 for information.

■ A celebration of the process of art making will be featured during Demo Night and the First Friday art reception on Friday, Nov. 4, at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St. Artist introductions and the reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. Call 243-7337 or go to gjartcenter.org for information.

■ The new exhibit at the Veteran’s Art Center, “Carol’s Colorful Corner,” will have an opening reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the center, 307 S. 12th St. Works by veteran Carol Anthon will be on display through November. Call 462-3126 for information.


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