Western artist Carrie Fell said the setting on her five-acre homestead in Parker has rolling grass hills, where the coyotes cry and you feel like you …
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Western artist Carrie Fell said the setting on her five-acre
homestead in Parker has rolling grass hills, where the coyotes cry
and you feel like you are in a resort mountain area.
On Oct. 3, 140 guests from the art and ballet industry attended
her first Cowboy Ball to benefit the Colorado Ballet.
Not only was Fell able to unveil her new paintings, but her
sculpture work as well.
According to Fell, when she and her husband bought the property,
they envisioned creating it into a social space, where they could
bring one big event to them once a year.
“Art collectors like seeing where the artist lives,” she
Fell said that this is an important piece of the eclectic art
buyer’s purchase process.
“It was two years in the making, a labor of love,” Fell said
about the renovations on her land.
Boots and cowboy hats mingled with toe shoes and tutus, and the
featured event included a live excerpt from RODEO, an iconic ballet
by Aaron Copeland with the choreography of Agnes de Mille,
performed by the Colorado Ballet.
Fell, an renowned artist for more than 20 years, brought these
two worlds together, because she believes that people forget that
the ballet is a business behind the stage.
“A friend of mine introduced me to the ballet, and he said my
art has so much movement and color like the ballet, I wanted to
plug in and make the connection,” Fell said.
Another reason for the benefit she said was that she believes
relationships are very important, and from the sponsors she does
business with to the town of Parker, she wants to get them
“I don’t think we can do it all alone, so we need relationships
in our life,” she added.
For the next year’s event, Fell said she would like to include
Parker’s Chamber of Commerce because she said they do a lot to keep
the charm of Parker’s small-town atmosphere.
“The Town of Parker is working at relationships with people of
Parker,” Fell said. “And I like that.”
The Cowboy Ball was sponsored by Masters Gallery, Carrie Fell
Art Collections, Tatonka Capital, Trainwreck and The Laramie
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