Yampa Valley artists draw, sculpt and paint the city pink in shows this month
In October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pine Moon Fine Art hosted a show called Au Naturel, a show that showcases the human form while raising funds for “Paint the Town Pink.”
The show will debut at the First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 7.
Paint the Town Pink is a campaign run by Bust of Steamboat and is an opportunity for local businesses to participate in fundraising for the non-profit organization which raises money to help local women with breast cancer.
Starting Tuesday, October 4, Pine Moon’s works will include nudes, the human form, and lots of pink. The gallery artists do more than paint the city pink, however. They poured, bent and cut their works to suit their own personal style, even if the subject matter was not in their character.
“Featuring nudes and the human form is unusual for Pine Moon artists who tend to create work around nature, wildlife, abstraction, and iconic Steamboat landmarks,” the author wrote. gallery owner Amy Minotto in a press release. “But helping to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and supporting women going through treatment is a cause our artists are honored to support.”
Paulina Johnson, who works with paper on the edge, created a pair of breast-like pieces titled “Left” and “Right.”
Jennifer Baker will have a glass and aluminum sculpture titled “Unity,” while Jill Bergman will show her linocut titled “bowl of flowers,” among other works.
Each artist will choose an amount to donate to Bust of Steamboat based on the sale of an Au Naturel artwork.
Additionally, by popular demand, there is a reopening of the “Behind Closed Doors” popup art shot in North Routt County. This time, students from the You Out Loud program will join other artists in the area with “Boobs in the Barn”, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The show will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at 61125 Routt County Road 129.