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Current Exhibitions

The Art Center of Estes Park proudly presents...

"Anywhere But Here"

Photography - Travels Beyond Colorado


Photography by John Shelton

April 29 - June 6, 2022

Reception: April 29, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Sponsored by: Debby Hughes & Leo Weber

John Shelton’s work emphasizes both natural and manmade elements, separate or together, exploring connection, relationships, and social significance — drawing attention to the depth and power of his subjects. Using the tools of perspective and illumination, his imagery highlights the textures, patterns, line, and layers within, while presenting strong contrasts and rich complementary hues throughout. Whether in color or grayscale, his work evokes mood, serenity, solitude, and even an ethereal quality that brings added depth, beauty, and meaning to a thing, place, or situation. These particular images are drawn from his travels outside Colorado.

Shelton's work was recently featured on the NBC Nightly News in regards to "Ukrainian" Sunflowers, produced in support of United States' solidarity with the Ukrainian people.  He has also received coverage in this month's Hike Rocky Magazine.


As a 35-year arts administrator, Shelton has the privilege of experiencing countless beautiful, as well as disturbing, insightful perspectives represented by the artists he works with, raising questions about a broader social context that explores how all the pieces fit together. Shelton resides in Estes Park, Colorado, and is a frequent traveler nationally and internationally.


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Loyalton Stream Abstract.jpg
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Highlighted Artists:  Karen Dick, Ceramics & Chris Switzer, Fiber Art
In honor of our 35th Anniversary, each exhibit this year will also feature some of our founding artists.

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