Fall cel­e­bra­tion

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Six-artist show

Septem­ber in Jack­son, Wy­oming, means Western art. The Jack­son Hole Fall Arts Fes­ti­val reaches ev­ery cor­ner of the town, and for its part of the cel­e­bra­tion Moun­tain Trails Gallery will host a group show for its artists par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 23rd an­nual Jack­son Hole Quick Draw Art Sale & Auc­tion

on Septem­ber 15, in­clud­ing Amy Lay, Chris Navarro, Dustin Payne, Lyn St. Clair and Troy Collins. Vic Payne will also be fea­tured as an hon­orary artist.

Navarro will have rodeo-in­spired bronzes in­clud­ing 90 Or Noth­ing and Turn and Burn

fea­tured. “Rodeo has al­ways been a pas­sion and big part of my life and one of my fa­vorite sub­jects to sculpt,” Navarro says. “Rid­ing bulls and cre­at­ing art are sim­i­lar in na­ture. To give your very best you have to put your heart and soul into it.”

In Dustin Payne’s Mys­tery of the Riverbed,

a Na­tive man crouches low to the ground, ex­am­in­ing the land. The artist says the sculp­ture “was in­spired by the thoughts of what it must have been like for the Na­tives of the Plains

com­ing across the strange re­mains of the crea­tures that roamed the lands be­fore. This piece cap­tures the mo­ment and cu­rios­ity of this Na­tive cross­ing paths with what is left of a Mam­moth from times long gone.”

A fox perches on a rock, cast­ing a long shadow and look­ing out at his sur­round­ings in St. Clair’s I’m Bat­man. “This is a fox I’ve watched in Yel­low­stone for years,” St. Clair says. “I don’t paint any­thing I haven’t seen in the wild.”

One of Collins’ sig­na­ture oils of aspen forests will be on view. Res­o­nance cap­tures the vi­brant col­ors of the land­scape even in the midst of win­ter. Lay’s Lit­tle Fire Fox de­picts its sub­ject in a whim­si­cal light, walk­ing the line be­tween re­al­ism and ab­strac­tion. Moun­tain Trails Gallery’s Septem­ber show will run through­out the Jack­son Hole Fall Arts Fes­ti­val, Septem­ber 7 through 16.

Chris Navarro, 90 or Noth­ing, ed. of 50, bronze, 22 x 15 x 9”

Troy Collins, Res­o­nance, oil, 24 x 72”

Lyn St. Clair, I’m Bat­man, oil, 24 x 36”

Dustin Payne, Mys­tery of the Riverbed, ed. of 17, bronze, 24 x 12 x 11”

Vic Payne, Far Side of the Moun­tain, ed. of 30, bronze, 40 x 38 x 14”

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