Saguache News – August 17

Saguache Art Festival On Saturday, Downtown

The 9th Annual Saguache Art Festival will be held this Saturday August 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This year’s festival will feature a variety of artists and crafters, with music and food throughout Downtown Saguache.

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From arts demonstrations to incredible works on display, come and see what’s new at the Saguache Arts Festival August 18. Photo: Saguache Today.

Saguache Art Festival maps will be available throughout Downtown. The Saguache Hotel will display art and antiques, 4th Street Diner will feature local artists and always amazing pie. Antiques Etc. will have eclectic antiques and local glass art. The Fentons will do a live pottery demonstration at their studio on San Juan around the corner from the Village Pub, serving up pizza, pasta and a full bar. The Magpie features Judith Page’s mixed media artwork and artifacts from Africa and the Middle East. The Range will exhibit painting by Gaby Wolodarski, an artist from Montevallo, Alabama.

The 9th Annual Saguache Arts Festival is sponsored by the Saguache Chamber of Commerce.

In case you missed it, here is the video from the special commemoration of Saguache artist Byron Williams at last month’s Hollyhock Festival by the chamber. Williams was also a supporter of the annual art festival. Art patrons will miss stopping into his Smith Market Gallery which he operated for many years as his gallery and studio. Good luck on the next chapter, Byron!

 

Meet The Artist:

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Saguache artist Kelsey Pedersen Photo: June Savage.

Visit Hauck/Pedersen, in business in Saguache for over two decades, showcasing figurative expressionist art. Kelsey Hauck displays paintings, collage, sculpture, 100’s of works on paper, and antiquities throughout her 1886 storefront building.  Hauck has lived throughout the Southwest and has traveled widely in Europe. She came to Saguache in 1993 with her late husband Doug Pedersen.

Pedersen and Hauck met in 1966 in New York City when he hired her at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s first Education Department. Both artists have a strong interest in philosophy, classical music, education, and organic food. Their artwork deals with the human condition.

A world-renowned artist, Hauck has made Saguache her home for more than two decades. Today, she continues to create works of collage magic, and is happy to have visitors to her studio, The Hauck/Pedersen Fine Art Gallery located at 313 – 315 4th Street in downtown Saguache. www.hauckpedersen.com

For the serious art collector the journey to this 100 year-old mercantile building provides a face to face interaction with the art and the unique environment in which it was created. So next time you’re downtown, be sure to stop in and see what people have been talking about for years!

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