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Alamosa stained glass artist Kay Malouff featured at Art in the Garden

Stained glass artist Kay Malouff has been working in stained glass for over 35 years.

Malouff has been the artist in residence in three National Parks and completed numerous special commissions around the United States.

Original design and color play are priorities in her pieces and she works with attention to detail and workmanship from initial drawing and design to final hanging or installation.

Kay will be displaying her stained glass pieces and demonstrating her techniques at this year’s juried art show at the fourth annual Art in the Garden Festival to be held Saturday, Aug. 20.

Kay was born and raised in Colorado Springs but moved to Alamosa in 1969 where she obtained her B.A. in art and education at Adams State College.

Although she has worked in other mediums, the pure richness of light through color in glass is what continues to be her passion. As well as her original stained glass pieces, Kay also does restoration work on historical and contemporary pieces and teaches the art of stained glass to students eager to learn her techniques.

Art in the Garden Festival 2011 will be held at the home of Flo and Pac Pacharzina, located in Chris Mountain Ranches. From North Pagosa Boulevard, proceed west approximately one and one-half miles and turn north off of U.S. 160, between mile markers 137 and 138, into Chris Mountain Ranch’s gated entryway. Signs will direct you to the Pacharzina residence.

Tickets are $40 and will go on sale immediately after the Fourth of July festivities. They can be obtained from the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Nello’s Bistro, or online at www.PagosaArtintheGarden.com.

Ticket price includes a gourmet meal, musical entertainment, art galleries, a quilting display and demonstration by nationally known quilter Cindy Hamilton, a tour of heirloom antiques in the Pacharzina home, and artists demonstrating their techniques in a plein air setting. Cash bars serving wine and beer will also be on site.

The theme of this year’s event is “Memories of the Old West” and you’re invited to enjoy this wonderful garden party in a lovely, old west setting from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Net proceeds benefit the poor, needy and elderly in Archuleta County.

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