DURANGO, CO – Sorrel Sky Gallery will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Friday from 5-8 pm. The 10th Anniversary Show and Celebration will feature new work from over 30 of Sorrel Sky Gallery’s attending artists, in addition to a sneak peek of Ben Nighthorse’s new jewelry museum, Michael Naranjo’s latest book, Toby Pomeroy’s eco-friendly engagement rings, and two new artists: Phyllis Stapler and Tony Newlin.
Ben Nighthorse is currently building a jewelry-making museum in the basement of Sorrel Sky Gallery’s historic building. The museum will feature antique jewelry tools handed down to Ben from his father. Though the museum won’t officially open to the public until later this month, it will be viewable during the Anniversary Show.
After losing his eyesight and the use of his right hand in Vietnam, Michael Naranjo has become one of America’s most highly regarded sculptors. Michael will bring signed copies of his new book, “Inner Vision,” featuring beautiful images of his sculpture, to the event.
Toby Pomeroy, who has long been known for his use of environmentally sustainable materials, will present his new engagement rings and wedding bands made from Oro Verde gold. Spanish for “green gold,” Oro Verde is one of only three Fairtrade and Fairmined gold mines in the world.
Phyllis Stapler has been shown in juried exhibitions as far away as Seoul and as near as Durango. Her reductive paintings of flora and fauna "convey a reverence for nature and the sentience of animals.”
Tony Newlin travels across the United States in search of "scenes not often captured." His landscapes are vibrant, awe-inducing images of America's vastness - the sort of thing to make John Muir's jaw drop. An environmental activist, Tony donates a percentage of his profits to wilderness protection. Tony is Sorrel Sky Gallery’s first photography artist.
Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., offers the highest quality traditional and contemporary western fine art in the Four Corners.