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Kathryn Mapes Turner Meets Winter 2017

Kathryn Mapes Turner, “Dance,” 48 x 48″.

Kathryn Mapes Turner, of Trio Fine Art, grew up in Grand Teton National Park on her family’s Triangle X Ranch. She’s arguably experienced just about everything a Jackson Hole winter can throw out there.

But, says the artist, there is winter…and there is THIS winter. With little sun, high winds, frigid temperatures and hundreds of inches of snowfall, even this valley veteran turned to accessing her imagination in lieu of accessing 15-foot high snow berms.

“Winters are always magical,” says Turner. “A typical winter brings peace and solitude; it’s a time to scale back, explore internal creative impulses, and ‘save up’ for summer when once again I’ll be able to respond to the sublime stimulation and inspiration of painting out in the field.”

“It’s all made me think back on my anthropology studies. We explored how the arts flourished in communities that had their basic needs met as opposed to communities that didn’t.”

Endlessly fascinating are the transformations snow and ice bring. Winter turns the outdoors into a dream world, simplifying landscapes, paring it down to essentials. But this winter, Turner admits her soul was not buoyed by her favorite winter activity, skiing.

Kathryn Mapes Turner, “Teton Sunrise.”

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Neigh-borly Art; Creativity Awards; Western Results

September Vhay - Ebony & Ivory 36" x 77" Charcoal

Friday and Saturday, October 5th & 6th, The Whinnies!, a traveling collection of film and art celebrating and spreading the word about the special partnership between horses and humans, arrives at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.

Kathy Wipfler - Paradise

The festival opens on Friday evening, with a show of equine-inspired art by Jackson artists Kathryn Turner, September Vhay, Kathy Wipfler and Meredith Campbell. Tara Arrowood, a California based photographer, will also have her works featured. An opening reception takes place 5-7:00 pm, and is free and open to the public. If you plan on heading to California’s Napa Valley, you can enter a raffle to win passes to the fundraising Napa Valley Film Festival.

That same evening, at 7:30 p.m.: Wild Horse, Wild Ride, a film documenting the “Mustang Makeover” follows 100 trainers adopting 100 wild horses, and preparing them for show and adoption in 100 days. Jackson-based filmmakers Alexandra Dawson and Greg Gricus will be on hand.

The Whinnies is a celebration of the horse,” says Turner. “Through the horses’ magnificence we can experience beauty, grace, agility, intuitive knowing and delight. It is no wonder that the horse is depicted in so many varied art forms.”  For more information and a full schedule of festival events, contact Liza Millet, at lizamillet@hotmail.com or at 917-864-9395. 

Kathryn M. Turner - Sketch

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