Art of the Himalaya opens Friday at The Depot

This is a Steamboat Springs Arts Council and International Art Committee exhibit of art and artifacts  from Tibet, Nepal, India & Bhutan, all of which are on loan from local collectors.

We have received a wide variety of stuff depicting the art and culture of the region. Original photographs documenting people’s trips, including a trip to Mt Everest. Yak hair collars, bells, blankets and more indicating the significance of this animal to the region. Traditionally designed and hand woven rugs will line the floors sitting beneath hand carved tables. Statues of monks from as early as the 18th century, and gorgeous statues of bodhisatvahs and buddhas sit above the show, as in a traditional shrine the gods sit higher than everything else. Tea churns, tea pots, rice bowls accompany other items such as devil chaser puppets, traditional clothing and much more! – Rachel Radetsky, Art of the Hilmalaya curator for the Steamboat Springs Arts Council

Cross the Yampa River from Mandala on the Yampa and visit the exhibit at The Depot from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily,  Aug. 13-17.

Everyone is invited to a public reception for the exhibit  at 6 p.m.  on Sunday, Aug. 15.

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~ by steamboatlibrary on August 12, 2010.

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