An Artful Duck Exhibition in Breckenridge
Learn more about QUACK, a public art project displayed in outdoor spaces throughout Summit County.
In support of the Annual Great Rubber Duck Race, The Summit Foundation and Breckenridge Creative Arts are teaming up to present QUACK: An Artful Duck Exhibition, from August 10 through September 30. The public art project will feature seven oversized fiberglass ducks, each hand-painted by a local Summit County artist, displayed in outdoor spaces throughout downtown Breckenridge. On September 30, the painted ducks will be auctioned off, and the proceeds will benefit The Summit Foundation and the over 100 local nonprofits that they support through their grant programs.
The project features custom-painted ducks by Judy Day, Marianna Duford, Amy Evans, Joanne Hanson, Piotr Kopytek, Sheila Trowbridge and Emily Wahl.
A number of the QUACK artists, who were invited to participate by the BreckCreate curatorial staff, are also instructors on the Breckenridge Arts District campus. One of those artists, Amy Evans from Breckenridge, specializes in oil painting. “I was honored to have been asked to participate in QUACK,” said Evans. “Projects like this make art accessible to the masses by bringing it out of the museums and onto the streets of a community. People are able to touch as well as see these unique canvases, making the art highly interactive and fun.”
The idea for QUACK came from The Summit Foundation team, as they were looking to add another dimension to the activities of the 28th Annual Great Rubber Duck Race. “As part of the Foundation’s mission to build partnerships and to support community organizations, this project was a natural fit for us,” said Elisabeth Lawrence, Events and Marketing Coordinator for The Summit Foundation. “We’re thrilled to join forces with BreckCreate and showcase the talents of so many local artists in our community.”
Make sure to take advantage of this art exhibit before it’s over! And don't miss the Great Rubber Duck Race in Breckenridge on Saturday, September 5th, 2015!
About The Summit Foundation
Established in 1984, The Summit Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents and guests of Summit County and Neighboring Communities. Over the past 31 years, The Summit Foundation has awarded $19.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations providing programs in Summit, Lake, Park, and Grand Counties. In addition, $2.5 million has been awarded as scholarships to local high school students pursuing post-secondary education. For more information, visit summitfoundation.org.
About Breckenridge Creative Arts
Established in 2014, Breckenridge Creative Arts was developed to support and promote arts, culture and creative experiences throughout Breckenridge. This multidisciplinary nonprofit organization is responsible for the successful management of a series of programs, properties and partnerships that collectively animate and populate a cultural corridor in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. From quality performing and visual arts to the development of one of the region’s newest arts districts, Breckenridge Creative Arts is a transformative force for Breckenridge and the greater Summit County community. For more information, visit breckcreate.org.