Art in Public Places Summer Installations

Vail, Colorado – Art in Public Places is pleased to announce two new outdoor installations coming this month. Evoking a sense of joy, happiness, and whimsy, these colorful installations will brighten two highly visible locations by Colorado artists. Ladies Fancywork Society will adorn the front entrance and atrium of the Vail Public Library with a playful large-scale crocheted yarn installation June 13. The painting collective Jason T. Graves and Remington Robinson will enliven areas of the Vail Village parking structure with multiple murals beginning June 15.

LADIES FANCYWORK SOCIETY – LARGE-SCALE CROCHET INSTALLATION

VAIL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Formed in 2007, Denver based Ladies Fancywork Society is a crochet creating collective of four friends who share this passion.  The renegade “yarn-bombers” began adorning unexpected objects in the dark of night with installations around Denver. Their work was noticed by many art enthusiasts, ultimately bringing the collective’s creations to the forefront of the public art scene. Their fanciful acrylic yarn installations have been commissioned by such institutions as the Denver Art Museum, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art, while maintaining their street credibility with invitations to CRUSH WALLS in the Rino district.

“The concept for this installation is a bubbly pastel rainbow landscape full of fun eyeball critters! Bubbly hills ranging in size along with eyeball creatures in all phases of their metamorphosis. There will be some fun little drippy bits for library patrons to walk under as they enter too. Little, bubble island clouds will be resting on the ledge at the top of the wall, as well as floating in the center of the arched windows. The colorful critters will be hanging out inside, just chilling on their bubbles,” explains the Ladies Fancywork Society of the installations both interior and exterior at the Vail Public Library.

JASON T. GRAVES & REMINGTON ROBINSON – MURALS

VAIL VILLAGE MAIN VEHICULAR ENTRANCE & SOUTH FACING TOP DECK

Art in Public Places public art mural program began to enhance highly visible locations in the Town of Vail parking structures with installations by Coloradan artists. This Summer, AIPP introduces a new installation by the collaborative Jason T. Graves and Remington Robinson. The classically trained artists integrate a mix of street and fine art in their vibrant murals exemplifying a versatile range of style. Their creative concepts, precise pattern work, dramatic realism, and soothing color theory result in art that is highly accessible to a broad range of tastes. With over 70+ murals they have created collaboratively and as individuals, we are delighted to share their work the Vail community.

WEDNESDAY ART WALKS

JULY 1 THROUGH AUGUST 26, 2020 @ 11 A.M., FREE

Meet at the Vail Village Welcome Center
(Subject to cancellation. Tour will adhere to current local health guidelines.)

Enjoy a free one-hour public art tour of Vail each Wednesday of the month starting July 1 through August 26. Meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Vail Village Welcome Center on the top level of the Vail Village parking structure. The tour winds its way through the Village with discussions of the history of the Vail Valley, the founding of Vail mountain, the master planning of the Village, and the importance of site-specific art. The Town of Vail’s public art collection includes over 55 works of art.

Enjoy a virtual tour of the collection on an interactive map visit: http://www.artinvail.com/Collection/Interactive-Map.

A printed map of the Town of Vail’s public art collection map is available at the Vail Village and Lionshead Welcome Centers. The map features 36 works of art in a walking area of Vail Village and Lionshead, as well as the public art beyond town center.

For more information visit www.artinvail.com or contact Molly Eppard, Art in Public Places: meppard@vailgov.com or 970-479-2344.