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Artist Greenstone Artworks


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Biography


Greenstone Artworks opened in 2015 in Westcliffe to promote the arts in the Wet Mountain Valley and serve as a creative site. The gallery is co-owned by Curt Gillespie, a painter, and his wife, Linnea Laurila, a fiber artist. The gallery represents select Southern Colorado artists and houses a studio and a 400 sq. ft. classroom (available for rent).
 
Summer/Fall hours:
Wednesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm
 
November/December hours:
Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-4pm
 
Winter hours:
Friday and Saturday, 11am-4pm
 
Greenstone Artworks is the center for monthly art classes for pre-school, two week-long Summer Art Camps for kids, and Workshops for adults and teens, all in collaboration with Sangres Art Guild and Rebecca’s Fund. We also hold special art shows throughout the year, like the annual Wet Mountain Weavers Fiber Arts Show and Sale over Labor Day weekend, and a special Holiday show in December.
 
What is a Greenstone?
 
Greenstone, chlorastrolite, is the state gemstone of Michigan and is found in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale National Park. It is a green colored stone with fine stellate masses that have a "turtleback" pattern. The Greenstone business name was chosen for its connection to Michigan, Linnea's homeland, and the place Curt & Linnea lived for 20 years.
 
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