Although a formal “Opening” is not possible at this time, the gallery will host two Friday “Meet and Greets” with the Artist on June 12 and June 19. Drinks will be available for purchase on the patio, and several people at a time will be able to walk through the gallery with masks.
This exhibition examines the magic, quirkiness and personalities of the animals that inhabit our lives here in Colorado, with magical elements. By delving in to the spirit of the animals, Kellie begins with large scale illustrative lines laid down with a syringe, then layers on spray paint, collage and acrylics to deliver a powerful relationship with each animal on a deeper level than one can experience in a busy life.
About Kellie Day: I am a Ridgway based painter with a passion for spray paint, black lines and collage surprises. My paintings mix the media I am most enamored with at the moment, and highlight the wildness and freedom in the outdoors that is our true nature.
I find myself most inspired when I am in the outdoors in the presence of great natural beauty, and in front of artworks that have no inhibition whatsoever. My past years as a Wilderness Ranger, Wildland Firefighter, and mountain climber greatly contribute to the spirit of my pieces, as does my current calmer phase of motherhood.
The 610 Arts Collective gallery is located at 610 Clinton St, Ridgway, Colorado. You can see my available works here.