First Friday Fun at The Artists’ Gallery! Make The Artists’ Gallery your destination for Cañon City’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, on May 3rd, from 5 to 8 p.m.! We cordially invite guests to a community evening of creativity, comradery, live music performed by Tom Gudding, and delectable refreshments served by our member-artists! Introducing our Featured Artists for the month: Merri Daley will present her latest landscape oil paintings and still life compositions in mixed-media. Merri’s remarkable paintings are inspired by her personal experiences, whether it be on-location field studies, hiking Colorado with her camera for reference, or exploring still life subjects. She explains, “My goal is to express the emotion of the moment the subject inspired me, onto the canvas.” “I want to share the universal language of art and impart my experience to you, the viewer.” Owner of Designs by Qzitz, Sue Davis has been designing her wonderfully eclectic jewelry for over 17 years. Early on, she noted that the spectacular natural focal stones she selected, were getting lost in the overall designs. Desiring to emphasize their individual characteristics, Sue explored the technique of intricately wire-wrapping the stones, and discovered it was a marvelous way to let each “jewel” shine on its own. We are excited to see the stunning new pieces she has created for her featured artist display! Katie Rosenquist says of her unique and vividly colored paintings, “My work tends to find it’s home in the realm of the weird—I love painting oddities and things out of the ordinary!” Her current interests are primarily watercolor and alcohol ink, enjoying the challenges and spontaneity of the medium, especially in her landscapes. Katie shares, “My artwork is in a constant state of evolution.” “As I learn and grow, I know that my artwork will continue to transform with me!” The artists are eager to engage in discussion of their extraordinary art work, so come meet them, and support the arts in our community! The Artists’ Gallery, 416 Main St., Cañon City, is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (719)345-4070 or visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtistsGallery/.