Members-Only Artists Lecture Series a Resounding Success
In the fall of 2011, the Friends sponsored members-only presentations on nationally- and internationally-known artists who lived in and painted the landscape that surrounds Estes Park. The series featured Birger Sandzén, Charles Partridge Adams, Albert and Robert Wands, Lyman Byxbe and Richard Tallant. Each presentation featured many examples of the artist’s work, kindly shared by the audience as well as the presenter. Our members are the backbone of the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc., and we feel privileged to have been able to offer this educational series as a thank you to our members.
An unexpected but greatly appreciated result of the series was the following generous donations. From presenter Steve Andreas: 17 books entitled The Art of Charles Partridge Adams by Dorothy Dines et al. to be sold in the Gift Shop, and the planned donation of Andreas’ research archives on Charles Partridge Adams. From presenter Robert Wands: one of his paintings donated in full and four additional paintings offered in the Museum Gift Shop with a large percentage of the proceeds to benefit the Friends.