We are proud to have featured the following artists and works as part of the Town of Silverthorne’s Public Art Program.
Before I Die: An oversized, interactive community art board inspired by artist Candy Chang.
Fall 2016-Summer 2017
The Silverthorne Art Wall: A community art project showcasing the talents of 24 local Summit County artists (seven of whom were youth) that included digital reproductions of each artist’s work wrapped on aluminum panels.
Jan Marét Willman: The artist created mixed oil and water painting, which provided a vibrant display of color and untamed energy in the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center Education Corridor.
Mary Williams: By transforming dead aspen trees into a colorful totem forest, Mary Williams created a spectacular hanging wall piece titled “Waterfall” that was showcased in the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center Lobby.
Stephen Shachtman: Stephen Shachtman’s steel monolith piece was surrounded by colorful flowers outdoors at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, prompting viewers to consider the connection between manmade structures and the natural environment.
Robert Mangold: The Denver-based sculptor created a kinetic piece that moved gracefully in the wind outside the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center.
John Hudnut: The local Summit County glass blower created a breathtaking chandelier with small glass shapes formed by local children, on display in the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center window boxes.
Unity Project: This interactive community project consisted of 32 posts, each with identifiers such as “I’m a parent,” “I speak English as a second language,” “I identify as LGBTQ,” etc. Participants tied colorful yarn to posts that reflect their identities. Their yarn intertwined with others to create a web of interconnectedness. In the end, we see that we are all connected by something, and it's our diversity that builds a strong and vibrant community.
Madeleine Dodge: Madeleine Dodge buried raw steel plates in her garden for 10 years, allowing the passage of time and the elements to oxidize and transform them by stages. The rusted plates were digitally photographed and printed as limited editions on a variety of mediums using the most modern process available in digital printing, a novel marriage of nature and technology. The artwork is abstract, colorful and full of hidden imagery.
Kia Neill: The artist hints at an ephemeral experience of the landscape to suggest multiple points of time, an energetic experience, or imply landscape as a whimsical “beast” constantly in motion. Personally, her work reflects the conversations she has with the mountain while challenging her athletic endurance, facing fears/limitations, and decompressing mental setbacks.
Jaime Molina & Pol Corona: Denver-based muralist Jaime Molina partnered with Argentina-based muralist Pol Corona to create a series of moveable panels with acrylic paint on wood, which were on display at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center and continue to be rotated through various public spaces in town.
Snowy Peaks High School Public Art Piece: Muralists Jaime Molina and Pol Corona worked with the students of Snowy Peaks High School to create a dynamic public art piece that was displayed during Youth Art Month at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center.
Theresa Ducayet-Clowes: The artist transformed the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center lobby ceiling with her multimedia work, “Azure Sky,” which mimicked the swirling sky flowing into the nearby Blue River.
Loretta Young-Gautier: Loretta Young-Gautier meticulously crafts her images, often spending weeks incorporating as many as 10 different negatives to create a single work of art. She often integrates Western elements into her artistic vision, producing eloquent black & white photographs that transport the viewer into a surreal, yet recognizable, world.