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Current Exhibitions

The Art Center of Estes Park proudly presents...

Colossal and Intimate: Nature, Abstraction, Imagination Through the Artist’s Lens”

The Art of Laura Davis

Photography and Digital Collage

Nov. 11-Dec. 30

Opening Reception Sept. 30, 5-7 p.m.

Sponsored by Betty Dolman

Beauty is hidden in plain sight. My work is a joyful interpretation of the divine details which surround us. Reflections in dewdrops, peeling paint, beetle paths, wood grain, and patterns in natural or human-made structures are captured and highlighted by my lens.  As a visual artist, I notice details, often overlooked by others. My inner wordsmith provides the choice of “colossal” for macro, and “intimate” for close-up.

Abstraction surrounds us, in exquisite compositions, with symmetrical or asymmetrical balance, fractal patterns, spirals, flower petals following Fibonacci sequence, Sacred Geometry, and the Golden Ratio.

The act of creating leads to stories: beetle’s lairs, walls, and creative practice, The Beetle’s Way. Biophilic collage, tangled with Celtic knots. Mirrored photographs become mandalas. Compositions are created by the simple act of framing, or by detailed, organic journeys through line, shape, form, color and texture.


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Special Holiday Exhibit


Featuring the work of

Founding Artist James Frank, Photographer


Invited Artist Lydia Pellow,




Founding Artist James Frank, Photographer

James Frank moved to Estes Park in 1978 wishing to live near Rocky Mountain National Park to nurture his love of photography and begin a career capturing moments in nature and the world around him that told a story and hopefully inspired not only attention but also happy memories.  His fine art photography has been widely published in books about Rocky, Colorado, and the American West. He believes the joys, understanding, appreciation, and serenity that art brings to life are beyond quantification, and that art should be a part of everyone’s life. James is grateful to have been one of the founding members of the Art Center of Estes Park.


Invited Artist Lydia Pellow, Potter

Lydia Pellow has been making pottery for 46 years. She mostly creates functional pottery--pieces to use every day. Her pots are high-fired porcelain and stoneware. They are very durable and intricately decorated and glazed with multiple glazes on each piece. Each piece is unique. She has recently started making her own decals with famous people, quotes, positive messages, and nature, then firing them on the piece. Her one-of-a-kind pottery is sure to make a wonderful gift for yourself or a friend.