This year the club had four young artists who received grant awards from ARTISTS OF RICO COLORADO and five young people participated in our Labor Day Weekend show.
Harper Lapp. At age 10, Harper has a lot of experience with photography. She loves taking pictures but also has fun editing them. She sold one of her pictures, “Musk Bee Thistle”, during the Labor Day Show. Harper says she’ll probably use different editing software for her next project … she’s found other applications that can do more than the software she used for this event.
Lana Kenworthy. In addition to building a barn for three model horses, she made all of the accessories that are needed for equine care including saddles and bridles. Describing her experience in making and exhibiting her project, Lana said … “I really enjoyed creating tack and barns because it was very fun and made me feel great that I had made them.”
Paige Downer, age 9, chose to show her artwork during the ARC Show but did not apply for a grant. Two of her unique wooden sculptures were sold during the show.
Violet Fallon and Cedar/Quanah Hardaway. Together they have started writing their own music and used their grant funds to buy microphones and other equipment needed for a performance. With the encouragement of local musician, Clay Hall, the duo performed for the patrons of the ARC Show opening held Saturday, August 31. When asked what they learned while purchasing and setting up their new equipment, Violet said … “It was hard!” Both performers agreed that they need to keep practicing to improve their songwriting and playing skills.
The 2019 Labor Day Weekend event marked the end of our second YEA (Young Emerging Artists) season sponsored by the ARTISTS OF RICO COLORADO. The Group’s mission is to support the area’s artists and craftspeople, and to encourage our young people to develop their artistic skills. Grant funds were provided by The Rico Center and The Paradox Fund of the Telluride Community Foundation.