Unique and collectible artists to make only Colorado mountain appearances at FALL FEST presented by The Lake Dillon Arts Festival.
We are excited to have a special feature guest artists Randall May showing his amazing double sided sculptures.
the photos to the right. The cowboy on the bucking bronco turns into
the grandfather telling his grandson about the ride on the other side.
Truly amazing. Also see the videos below.
Born and raised on the western slope of Colorado, Randall explored the
world of art since he was old enough to hold a pencil. Randall has been
on PBS as a Featured Artist, has a painting in the permanent collection
of the Museum of Nebraska Art, and his sculpture Back in the Day was purchased in 2014 by the Idaho Wildlife Museum for its permanent collection. His work ranges from small to monumental in size and is collected nationally and internationally.
"I don’t think of myself as an artist. I think of myself as a visionary who expresses himself through the medium of art. Its important to me to express myself well, so I must continue to grow and develop for that to be possible." - Randall May
Attention Beatle Fans! Randall May is working on a brand new double image sculpture that he will unveil at Fall Fest presented by The Lake Dillon Arts Festival Aug.31st, Sept. 1st, & 2nd in Dillon Colorado. Don’t miss this chance to see a piece of music history encased forever in Randall’s unique double image style: The Beatles’ Abby Road and Magical Mystery Tour. Here is how the work came about in Randall’s own words.
“As I often do, I was working on a painting at the Dillon Fine Art Festival in 2016. All the while, I was chatting with the public, answering their questions, and enjoying Skanson & Hansen in the next booth playing their beautiful covers of Beatles classics. Skanson & Hansen had just been to Abby Road Studios in London, the same studio where the Beatles recorded their music, and recorded their instrumental Beatle guitar arrangements. The smooth acoustic guitar duets’ aural aroma drifted past my tent. I have always been a big Beatles fanJ so the music filling my head with melodies and memories. Just then, a patron came into my booth admiring my double image sculptures, As we stood there talking art, my client said “You should do a double image sculpture of the Beatles.” Immediately, the idea of the Beatles crossing Abby Road on one side and the The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour animals like the walrus on the opposite side popped into my head. The idea was born!”
“The sculpture is now in progress. I will be working on it and taking pre-casting orders at the festival. I will be present at the show August 31st ,and Sept. 2nd but will not be there on Sept. 1st. But my booth will be open for the entire show so you can see the sculpture. Please stop by and say hello!”
His art celebrates the strength of a
people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land
and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living
in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment. His artwork is
inspired by places such as Canyon de Chelly, Spider Rock, Monument
Valley, Enchanted Mesa, Acoma, and Black Mesa. These sites are part of
an enduring landscape that speaks of the ancient heritage of a region
that is now known as Arizona and New Mexico. Amado's artwork is defined
by its bold color and form and dynamic composition. Through his art, he
communicates his vision of a land, its people and their art.
A registered Kispoko Shawnee, sculptor John Kessler's signature stone is expanded obsidian, a black volcanic glass hand-chosen from a mine near Yosemite National Park in California. His sculptures give the impression of being somehow alive, capable of communicating the most essential truths. Gargantuan bears rest on their paws or stand sentinel on jutting rocks. Their eyes are more than two holes carved from expanded obsidian. They are deep and mysterious in a way that only nature or John Kessler could make them. Over the years, John
has learned to listen to the rock before he carves it. “I look at the
stone and see what it wants to be,” John says. “I used to make the rock
be what I wanted it to be, but I learned not to fight, but rather to
say, ‘All right, we will do it your way.’"