Pop Up Art Exhibit And Moonlit Al Fresco Dinner In Colorado

By Shannon Miller Turner
Photography by Debra Parmentour

THE SCENE:  The stunning Colorado property of Alice Carrington Foultz and her husband, Eric, served as the picture-perfect setting for a very special fundraising evening along the banks of Hermosa Creek in Colorado’s Animas Valley supporting the Durango Art Center. A one day pop up art exhibit curated by the Alice Carrington Foultz Art Advisory included art works from Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Paintings and sculptures were installed not only in the recently-renovated historic cabin (circa 1937) but also in the property’s vintage Honey House.

THE VIBE: The crystal-clear clink of champagne glasses and soft music filled the crisp autumn air as guests of Alice and Eric Foultz and the evening’s co-sponsor, New Face Productions, made their way to the newly-restored Joshua cabin on the west end of the Foultz property known to all as the Roberta Barr. The perfect backdrop for an evening dedicated to the arts, a casually elegant gourmet dinner served al fresco and set beautifully along the bunks of Hermosa Creek concluded the evening in grand fashion. Picnic tables set with fresh purple sage, rose hips and red Queen Ann’s Lace softly lit by wrought iron chandeliers and twinkle lights created a warm ambiance on the banks of the babbling brook amidst breathtakingly beautiful Spruce and Cottonwood trees. The finishing touch was majestically provided by Mother Nature herself, as the Harvest Super Moon, much like this gathering, was a rare and beautiful bit of art all its own.

THE CAUSE:  The Durango Art Center was the beneficiary of the event and the sponsoring not for profit was New Face Productions, an all volunteer organization who raises money for Durango Art Center through various creative events.

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