El Espiritu De Las Ciudades Hermanas

By Rich Lopez
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Audrie Mergelman
Audrie Mergelman
Valerie Meyers
Valerie Meyers

Picture 377 February 7, 2010: It’s a snowy Superbowl Sunday. Last year I was flying to Mante during the game and didn’t learn the final score until hours after the final gun. This year Jeannie is in her studio, mounting, framing and packing the last of the 50 paintings we will take to Mante. The show is entitled “El Espiritu De Las Ciudades Hermanas” “The Spirit of the Sister Cities.” The show hopes to depict some aspects of Boulder: it’s history, the influence of it’s geographical location and the importance of nature in the lives of it’s citizens.” Some of the artists are professionals, while others are “citizen artists” who have other careers; therapist, mathematician, architect and teacher. What they all have in common is a love of their town and a desire to paint it. Almost all the paintings are “plein air” which means painted outside, in the moment, and on location. Sunday afternoon we picked up a couple of kites from George Peters and Melanie Walker of Airworks Studio. The kites are spectacular and festive. We’ll suspend them from the ceiling of the Ramon Cano Gallery. Florian just emailed that the Art Show opening will be Lunes (Monday) and he has a surprise for us! Que Bueno.

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