Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Artistic Vistas and Treasures Trail - South Leg

Katherine McDermott and I met at the Angel Fire visitor's center in Frontier Square at the major crossroads in Angel Fire. Our goal was to record the galleries and studios on the south leg of the Artistic Vistas and Treasures Art Trail on what was a beautiful spring day. First stop was the Rupp Gallery.

Carol's White Dog features her paintings on the walls and local potters and jewelers she has hand selected. And of course the white dog - Jimmy.

Carol and Jimmy
The artist's easel with work in progress

From the Rupp Gallery we headed south on State 434 toward Black Lake. The scenery begins to get really beautiful south of Angel Fire so allow time to take photos.

Monte Verde Lake
Our next stop was the Binford-Bell Studio just off 434 behind the Black Lake Winery

Binford-Bell Studio

One of the great things about the Artistic Vistas and Treasures tour is many of the stops are at the studios of working artists. So like the easel at the Rupp Gallery you get to see work in progress and talk to the artist.

Art in various stages of completion
Blue wall at Binford-Bell Sudio
Cozy Tea Corner
After the Binford-Bell Studio we returned to Hwy 434 and headed south to the historic ranching area of Black Lake. This area was settled after the 1862 Homestead act and at one time held some of the largest ranches in the state. The area was used for the filming of the Montana scenes in Lonesome Dove. To get pictures like the one below go just a bit further south on 434. But our studio tour continues on Hwy 120 to Juniper Jewels.

Wheeler Peak from Black Lake
Laura Holbrook's view from the window of her studio
Laura Holbrook and Juniper Jewels is our newest addition to are ever growing art trail. We are happy to have a jeweler of her caliber join us. She won 1st place in the recent Winter Invitational Show.
Blue Ribbon at Juniper Jewels
More of Laura's great treasures
We had a wonderful afternoon exploring the vistas and art and treasures south from Angel Fire to Beyond Black Lake.

1 comment:

  1. These photos and the descriptions that go with each are wonderful. you have know idea how this post really makes me want to be there.


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