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Artists Denny Rose, Jeanine Malaney, June Jurcak at Art in the Garden

Pagosa Springs artists Denny Rose, Jeanine Malaney, and June Jurcak will participate at the Fourth Art in the Garden Festival this year. Art in the Garden will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m., in Chris Mountain Ranches.

Denny Rose grew up in Texas, studied art in college, but had a career in marketing for 25 years, concluding in 1993. Since then she has been able to focus on art and perfecting her watercolor technique. She moved to Pagosa Springs in 1995 and has been painting and instructing watercolor classes through Wyndham. Students in her three hour beginning class end up with a watercolor suitable for framing. She also

Denny paints cabin mini-prints, cards, and watercolors of private homes by commission. She will have samples of her watercolors and paint plein aire at Art in the Garden. Both Denny and Jeanine Malaney are very involved in art activities in Pagosa Springs.

Jeanine Malaney grew up in Indiana, where she was exposed to art early by her father, a commercial artist. She studied art in college, but received a degree in theoretical mathematics. After retiring, she moved to Arizona and became interested in quilting and fabric art.

Jeanine moved to Pagosa Springs in 2004, and began taking classes in watercolor. She creates beautiful landscapes in both fabric collage and watercolor. The subjects for her pieces come from her travels in the western United States and Hawaii. Her husband, Dale, also participates by matting and framing her artwork. Jeanine will also be painting plein aire at Art in the Garden.

June Jurcak was chosen at last year’s Art in the Garden to be the Poster Artist for this year’s event. She will produce a limited number of prints for sale of her original poster art. The subject of the poster will tie into the theme for this year, “Memories of the Old West.”

June grew up in Michigan and was inspired by visits to galleries and museums as a child. She also developed a love of nature by spending time in her grandmother’s garden. June paints in watercolor and is well known for her hummingbirds. Her paintings and cards can be found at Wild Spirit Gallery, the cards are also sold at other local stores.

The public is invited to Art in the Garden. Tickets go on sale in July for $40 each.

The event showcases fine artists, as well as live music, and gourmet food. The purpose is to support the Community Assistance Fund, which helps those in need in Archuleta County. Proceeds from ticket sales and a percentage of fine art sales are donated to this charity. Check the website at: www.pagosaartinthegarden.com.

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