Photos by Kathy Browning
Soft pastels and bold paintings
Rosemary Ranck (right) and Virginia Blackstock (left) were among the artists who opened their exhibits at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss on Jan. 13. The show runs through Feb. 6 and also includes the work of Suki Elisha Strong in the Peach Gallery, and the Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association and Delta Fine Arts upstairs in the Churro Gallery. Ranck’s show features mainly horses and mules she has owned. Grace, shown laughing above, was her first mule and is featured in three of the paintings in the Peach Gallery. Blackstock’s paintings are displayed on “The Wall” in the main gallery. It is her 56th one-woman show. The paintings cover her time spent in Venice, New York City, Paonia and Rogers Mesa. She is a signature member of 13 national watercolor societies.