Library Art Opening to Feature Kellie Day & Sven Krebs

Summer Fire, 12" x 12", mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, ©2012, SOLD
FIRE, mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, 18" x 36", ©2012

FIRE, mixed media by Kellie Day, 18″ x 36″, ©2012, SOLD

This Saturday, July 14 from 4pm to 7pm stop by the RIdgway Library to see the latest art works by Kellie Day and Sven Krebs.

Kellie’s rough and bold mixed media paintings feature scenes and experiences from her life, including fire fighting, mountain climbing, riding bikes after drinking martinis, and just observing the beauty of the southwest landscape.

All of Sven’s pieces are built from found objects; metal artifacts recovered from the scrap piles at the steel recycling yard located two blocks from his home in Montrose, Colorado. Scraps are cleaned, restored and carefully finished, then combined in a composition to create an art piece from waste.

“We like the combination of my wild and raw paintings with the texture of Sven’s metal,” says Day. “Our largest wall will consist of elements of water and metal. The rivers around here are wild, and are filled with rusted mining remnants. This theme stuck with us”.

Another of the library walls will feature paintings from the summer’s fires, and Day’s memories of fighting wildland fires for the US Forest Service. Krebs will adorn tops of bookshelves with his found metal works, often affixed with magnets.

The public is invited to stop by for an afternoon of art and refreshments.

Crawl, reclaimed metal sculpture by Sven Krebs, affixed with magnets

Crawl, reclaimed metal sculpture by Sven Krebs, affixed with magnets

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