Join the Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village on Sunday, February 11th from 2:00-4:00pm for a small open house and presentation including:
- Unveiling of the newly commissioned watercolor by Jeff Ellingson of the Aztec Train Depot featuring Locomotive 495
- Brief Presentations by Jeff Ellingson and Carolyn Bowra
- Signed & Numbered Limited-Edition Prints for Sale! $96 each with proceeds benefitting the Aztec Museum Association. Size: 12” x 18”
- Open House with light refreshments
- Limited Seating!
Jeff A. Ellingson is a watercolor artist who specializes in railroad art. His railway journey began when his family moved to Durango in 1970, and he caught his first sight of a steam-powered locomotive, launching a fascination that continues to this day. He majored in art at Fort Lewis College and later graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art. He began his career as a professional artist doing drafting work for an architectural firm in Denver before returning to Durango and beginning a long association with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Over the decades he has been involved in all aspects of the railroad in addition to his work as an artist - and has stories to share! He retired from the D&SNG Railroad in 2022, and now lives in Farmington with his wife, Renee. He continues to follow his passions as both an artist and railroad enthusiast, and is renowned for his expertise and attention to detail.
Carolyn Bowra is a retired museum professional who is spending that retirement as a museum volunteer. Descended from Aztec pioneer families (Sharp, Milleson, Bowra), Aztec has a special place in her heart. She is also a railroad fan and has worked at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, where she became familiar with Ellingson’s work.
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