Valley Art Co-op’s featured artists for October are Jeanette Amlie, painter and art-therapist, and Wanda Couzens-Smith, fiber artist and nurse. A public reception for Wanda and Jeanette will be held at Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop on October 16, 2015 from 4 to 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served. **** Jeanette Amlie is originally from Minnesota, but her life has led her to … Continue reading October Featured Artists — Jeanette Amlie, painter, and Wanda Couzens-Smith, fiber artist
September’s Featured Artists, Donna Batzer and Albert Kahan, hosted a reception at the Valley Art Co-op on September 18 from 4 to 7. Both artists displayed a lot of new work — Batzer has new jewelry and hand thrown pottery. Kahan has many new and beautiful — and some new and humorous — tempered glass cutting boards featuring his photography. More than fifty people attended … Continue reading September Featured Artists Reception
Monte Vista sits in the middle of farm land and one of the major crops of the San Luis Valley is Potatoes. To celebrate the potato harvest, the Potato Administration and the City put on an annual Potato Festival. This year it was on September 12, in Chapman Park. There couldn’t have been a better day for it! Clear skies, warm temperatures and a nice … Continue reading Potato Festival!
Artists of the month, Donna Batzer and Albert Kahan, invite you to a reception at the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop Friday, September 18, from 4 to 7 pm. Enjoy refreshments, see their work and the work of other member artists. Continue reading Reception for Donna Batzer and Albert Kahan, September 18, 4 – 7
Two new artists are displaying work in the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop. They are Peg Collins, who does quilt wall hangings, and Amity Nicholson who does bead work inspired by Native American designs. Here are some examples of their work. Of her quilting, Peg Collins says, “The word ‘quilt’ usually evokes an image of Grandma’s bed quilts. The quilts I make are Contemporary … Continue reading Peg Collins and Amity Nicholson Join Valley Art Co-op!