Photo of artwork that will be at the Vail Valley Art Show

“Zepelim” by Bianca McCarty. Fine art photographer Bianca McCarty will be among the many works featured at the “Art & Jazz” community reception on Aug. 21 for Colorado Mountain College’s second annual Vail Valley Fine Arts Show at CMC’s campus in Edwards. Photo Bianca McCarty

Colorado Mountain College in Edwards will fill with live music and regionally created fine art on Aug. 21 when the college partners with the Vail Valley Art Guild at a free community opening reception. “Art & Jazz,” hosted by the CMC Foundation, will run from 6-9 p.m. at the college’s Edwards campus.

The second annual Vail Valley Fine Arts Show runs from Aug. 17 to Oct. 29. The emphasis is on fine art in an array of mediums, including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and ceramics. Most of the art, both original works and reproductions, is for sale, covering a broad price range. All of the work is created by artists who are CMC students, faculty, or members of the Vail Valley Art Guild.

Refreshments will be served at the reception, and The Jeremiah Johnson Quartet will provide live jazz, led by CMC Assistant Dean of Instruction Jeremiah Johnson on tenor sax.

The Vail Valley Art Guild works with CMC to produce the show. CMC librarian Katy Walker, one of the organizers of the exhibit, said that in addition to promoting the arts throughout the Vail Valley, a key purpose of the exhibit is to integrate the arts into all subject areas at the college. For example, English students might be asked to write about one of their favorite pieces, or the artwork may inspire students coming to and from their classes.

CMC in Edwards is at 150 Miller Ranch Road, 970-569-2900. For more information on the show, go to