Summer Sculpture Garden Studio Shows: Three Dates for your Calendar

It gives me GREAT pleasure to announce…

THREE DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

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JULY 25

AUGUST 15

SEPTEMBER 5

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T h r e e  D a t e s  /  T h r e e  S a t u r d a y s

Three Summer Sculpture Garden Studio Shows

11 am to Dusk

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eight miles north of aspen / a quarter mile north of woody creek

COLORADO

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 email martincooneyart@gmail.com for directions, reservations and information

What a gorgeous time of year it is here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Summertime I must confess is by far my favorite time of the year. Long evenings stretch the light, extending days already brim full of outdoor activity. Who cares what goes on indoors when the weather obliges in such sublime manner.

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Maypole Reflection, detail

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How appropriate then that three of my favorite days in the calendar year should occur during July, August and September… the glory months here in Woody Creek.

Yes, I’m very pleased to announce the three dates for my now annual Summer Sculpture Garden Studio Show, they’re even a cinch to remember: July 25, August 15 and September 5. Three Saturdays. Three Months. Three numbers ending in five.

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Maypole Reflection, Mable, Snowgoyles, Polar Trout.

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Now I do indeed realize that for many if not most readers, given our relative remoteness perched as we are high up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, attendance in person is perhaps impossible, but with Aspen airport a mere five miles distant a Summer Sculpture Garden Show may be a great deal closer than you think.

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Flight of the Iris Bee, Terrible Lizard, Woody Creek CO

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Each show is to feature a particular aspect of my work:

Saturday, July 25 will spotlight the Standing Stone Circle.

Saturday, August 15 spotlights the Hand Carved Marble Bowls.

Saturday, September 5 showcasing The Maiden Collection.

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Flight of the Dreadnought, Nessi, Iris Bee, Woody Creek CO

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Aspen, the Roaring Fork Valley… the entire Colorado Rocky Mountains are really something during the summer months. But even so, I still think there is something very special about visiting this area, and this valley in particular, during this most magnificent time of the year.

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Sculpture Garden, Leaning Tower, Pilgrim, Horses,

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Believe me there is much to see and do here. The Music Festival for instance is worth a visit all by itself, as is the hiking you’ll do during the day. Accommodation is second to none, and justifiably famed for exorbitant nightly rates – five hundred dollars often being banded around as an average high season tariff. But tucked within the giants of the field Aspen is also endowed with a fascinating network of old school ski lodges and inns offering very clean and comfortable rooms for a fraction of that amount. Airbnb has also served to change the accommodation scene dramatically. Rooms, apartments, entire houses may now be booked on-line, again for considerably less than Aspen’s hospitality reputation projects.

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Sculpture Garden, Eastern Portal, Real Horses, Fake Dogs.

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Also, previously mentioned, Aspen’s handy-dandy “So Close You’re Home” pint-sized airport is so tiny, and so very convenient, that you will arrive hardly realizing that you have flown. From touchdown you’ll be stepping into you hotel room in an hour or less. And despite the legendary (mythical?) thousand dollar surcharges, again there are bargains out their if you are hungry enough to snag one. Otherwise we locals would find ourselves marooned.

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Sculpture Garden Twilight over Highlands Bowl

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Even our seasons here, I’ll wager, differ from elsewhere. At 7,300 feet above sea-level things just transpire differently: Daffodils blossom in May, nights are cool year round, gardens peak in August, and summer monsoon rains not only cool the hot dry desert air blowing up from lower elevations but serve to moisten and revive it.

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Sculpture Garden Twilight

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From Denver airport the Colorado Rocky Mountain Sculpture Garden the drive may in theory take under three hours, but as the journey traverses the Continental Divide, and as Independence Pass serves as a scenic, memorable and shorter alternative to the I-70 freeway, it would be a crime to cover the distance in less than 4 or 5 leisurely hours, at the very least.

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Colorado Rocky Mountain Sunset over Woody Creek

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Car rental here by the way is a snap, with all the usual suspects represented in the immediate area. Distances however are exceptionally short, meaning very little expenditure in the way of gasoline, and besides, you’ll spend so much time actually doing things there’ll be no time for driving!

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Oblique Perspective, Colorado Rocky Mountain Sunset over Woody Creek

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And so: to my point. I aim this blog at anyone, perhaps you yourself, who has ever looked at a piece of my sculpture and thought “I wonder”.

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Day Lilly Flowers

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You wonder just what its like. I mean, what its really like. What it looks like in different lights, from different directions, from above, below and sideways. You want to touch it, inspect it and feel it’s texture… you want to get to know it before making a purchase – it’s only natural. Well, now you can.

But that’s not all – three shows represent three chances to save! Each of the three shows will feature a selection of sculpture representing a different aspect of my carving. at 20 to 30% off the price listed here at martincooney.com. Transport the sculpture home with you and save yourself an extra 10%.

Simply put there has never been a better time, or more enjoyable and/or affordable way to acquire a unique piece of contemporary marble sculpture.

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Flight of the Iris Bee, Woody Creek CO

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Finally should these dates prove inconvenient please email martincooneyart@gmail.com to arrange a more suitable time for a private garden studio tour.

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Maypole

Maypole

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Thank you for visiting martincooney.com.

I’ll be back over the coming days with further details.

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Cat walk

Cat walk

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Cheers!

Author, Roaring Fork River, Headwaters, Lost Man Trail.

Martin

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