First-Ever Family Art Exhibit

My first-ever, family art exhibit! Karen Day, Floyd Day
My first-ever, family art exhibit!  Karen Day, Floyd Day

My first-ever, family art exhibit!

As long as I can remember, mom has been creating art. From her first experiments in etchings in our yellow house in Holland, Michigan, she created sweeping scenes of sand dunes on the edge of Lake Michigan, and geese, with long, elegant necks, dangling their legs into cool clear water.

Later, as she became fascinated by the wild horses of the American west, mom (Karen Keene Day) would travel from Montana to Wyoming, to the desolate desert of southwest Colorado to see these magnificent beasts. They have since become the sole focal point of her work. To see her large paintings with bold moving lines is enough to feel the freedom and power of these last free horses, out in the wild.

For as equal a length of time, I remember dad (Floyd Day) watching western movies. He grew up in Canton, Ohio, and worked his way out with a football scholarship to Michigan. As a kid I remember him watching John Wayne, and Clint Eastwood, and talking about all the shows he watched as a kid.

His romance with the west led him and mom to begin spending summers here in Ridgway, Colorado, where we are surrounded by some of the most beautiful ranchland imaginable, owned by the likes of Ralph Lauren. Glorious, golden, rolling valleys that make their way through the shadows of the 14,000′ San Juan Mountains. Any morning or evening, dad can be found driving slowly through the valleys, photographing the cows that he paints with pastels, in endearing, bold artistic renderings.

If you’re in the Ridgway area Sept. 12,  join us for our first-ever Day Family Art Exhibit from 4-7pm at the Ridgway Public Library, 300 Charles St.

Have a great weekend!

A glimpse at the Day Family Art exhibit at the Ridgway Public Library

A glimpse at the Day Family Art exhibit at the Ridgway Public Library

 

4 Comments

  1. Kathleen S. says:

    Hi Kellie!
    We would LOVE to be able to see your family art show – what a special and talent filled event! We won’t be able to come but maybe you could post some photos from the show so we could pretend to be there??? Have fun!!!

  2. Thank you Kellie. It really is a blessing to have our art history together for our family, all of us. So very special!

  3. Mollie says:

    Kellie,
    This is a lovely entry, one of many in your blog. Thank you for seeing, and sharing.

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