New art gallery to open downtown

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A new art gallery will be unveiled downtown later this month.

Telander Gallery, featuring the work of nationally recognized artist Todd Telander, will open to the public Oct. 29., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The gallery is located at 34 S. Colville St. A ribbon-cutting with the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce is slated for Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. The opening reception for “Ode au Papillon: Field Guide to Butterflies” will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. Telander will sign his book, “Butterflies and Moths,” which will also be available for purchase.

The book is one in the series of more than 20 field guides contracted by Connecticut book publisher Globe Pequot Press under the FalconGide imprint. Telander is both the author and illustrator.

The Colville Street space has undergone a transformation into the new gallery.

Owned by Todd and Kirsten Telander, the gallery will exclusively represent Telander’s original oil landscapes of Southeastern Washington, still life and wildlife paintings, and natural history illustrations, according to an announcement.

It will also carry prints, greeting cards, eclectic artisan jewelry, field guides, writings by Kirsten Telander, including “Wine Taster’s Survival Guide,” and select home accent pieces.

Todd Telander’s fine art has exhibited in several western states. He was awarded an artist’s residency at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. His work is also represented by Bruce McGaw Graphics in New York.

Gallery hours will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; or by appointment. Sunday hours may be available during certain wine and other downtown event weekends.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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