January Featured Artists — Amity Nicholson and Kay Harris-Risdahl

Rio Grande Art and Gifts

Featured Artists for January, 2016 at Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop are Amity Nicholson and Kay Harris-Risdahl. A public reception will be held for them at the shop, 925 1st Ave, Monte Vista, CO on January 16 from 3 to 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

IMG_2378 Beadwork by Amity Nicholson

Amity Nicholson was born in Phoenix Arizona, but has been in and out of the San Luis Valley her whole life. She graduated high school from Sangre De Cristo in Mosca, Colorado. She has three beautiful children who bring so much joy to her life.

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Of her beadwork, Nicholson says:

“A few years ago I bought some beading supplies and taught myself how to make Southwestern Style (Native American Inspired) beaded jewelry, as I have always wanted to learn this beautiful art. Turns out I have a knack for it and I really enjoy it, so when…

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