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Second Saturday Art Reception

July 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


On the Second Saturday of each month join us for a free artist’s reception with our featured artist.  The Paquette and Diesslin Galleries will be open from 5-7 pm with free hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer.

Lila McClellan (Diesslin Gallery)

Lila McClellan has been painting off and on her entire life. After graduating with a BA in art education from SUNY at New Paltz, NY, in 1971, she moved to New Mexico. In 1995, McClellan relocated to Colorado, where she currently resides. McClellan says that hiking in the mountains of the southwest for 45 years has filled her with wonder and a deep sense of peace within. Sharing this experience through her photography and painting is her highest purpose in life. She hopes that you will be as inspired as she is by all of the beauty that surrounds us in the natural world.

Lila’s work will be on display in the Diesslin Gallery for the month of July.

Muffin Ray (Paquette Gallery)

“I have been living and working in the high desert in Southern Colorado where magnificent landscape and daunting history of the original people of this land remain alive and evident. The experience has expanded and released me from the preconception that the universe revolves only around our own experience, or for that matter, the human species It has encouraged me to base my work from a vast, widened perspective of geographical and specific historical references that have touched me in some way. Western lore and spirit have smiled upon me,” says Muffin Ray in a recent interview.

Ray pushes technical boundaries to invent a hybrid art — part assemblage and part painting — that carries viewers down a meandering sensory stream. Her paint handling echoes the art-historical trends of the last hundred years, while her discarded, re-adapted textiles seem to bear the ghosts of the former lives they’ve touched.

Muffin’s work will be on display in the Paquette Gallery for the month of July.


July 8, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Paquette Gallery
220 W. Sackett Ave
Salida, CO 81201 United States