Hello My Friends,

What a happy coincidence - Father's Day and the first day of summer (scheduled to be 90 degrees today  in Basalt!). My father, who every summer gave a talk "The Philosophy of the Green World," would be  so happy to see, on this first day of summer, how lush and green our world is thanks to the abundant  rains of April and May. As for Father's Day - well every day is father's day for me - creative, charismatic, o mnipresent chap that he was. 

As we roar into summer, I want first to assure everyone that I am finally back to fighting fitness - a  couple of new joints (replaced without the aid of the smokeable kind) and some time away with  relatives, friends and two big city fixes (D.C. where I went to university back in the burn your bra days of the  late 1960's and NYC).

What's new at the Gallery? Silver Queen Minerals, a business that shares a corner of the Gallery and is  owned by my sister-in-law, and Toklat are teaming up to have a series of Wednesday evening programs  at the gallery on the mining and minerals of Colorado. Below are details of the first two and after that a  brief description of the remaining seven.



"Rock Hunting 101" with Mark Luttrell

"Unveiling the beauty and mystery of dinosaur bone" with Ken Kolb


Mining and Minerals of Colorado


Wednesday, July 8th  5:30 to 7 at Toklat Gallery:  "The Smuggler Mine, a dead mule, a silver nugget and a deep sea diver" with Larry Frederick

Friday, July 17th 5:30 to 7 at the Library:  "Prospectors" with one of the miners from the popular TV show  Amanda Aitkens

Wednesday, July 22nd 5:30 to 7 at Toklat Gallery:  "Crystal Healing Therapy" with Eric Anthony and Marie Rose

Wednesday July 29th 5:30 to 7 at Toklat Gallery:  "Eagle Sculpture in the Mystic Eagle Mine (alabaster) with Jeremy Dean Russell

Wednesday August 5th 5:30 to 7 at Toklat Gallery:  "History of the Yule Marble Quarry" with Gary Bascom and Kimberly Perrin

Wednesday August 12th 5:30 to 7 at Toklat Gallery:  "Mace mineral collection" started by Greg Mace (born on this day in 1943)

Wednesday August 19th 5:30 to 7 at Toklat Gallery:  "Modern day prospecting" with Robert Congdon


Toklat Gallery, on Two Rivers Road at Riverside Plaza

(intersection of Two Rivers Road and Midland Avenue)