Shay-Shay, Red Rocks. Greetings Art & Music Lovers! Summer Solstice is upon us. Let’s celebrate the longest day of the year with some LOVE! It’s been absolutely beautiful here in the Rocky Mountains. We welcome the scent of wildflowers and warm sunshine on our skin. This time of year in Colorado makes us so grateful for the outdoors. It also means a summer season filled with our favorite live music and art.
Scramble has painted many different places in the world, but no place compares to the most beautiful natural amphitheater in the world that is in our own backyard. Red Rocks Amphitheatre will for the 10th year be hosting Scramble’s Annual Art Experience.
This year’s heArt adventure took us to Italy. It was unlike anything else we have ever experienced. While in Rome, Florence, and Venice we walked the cobblestone streets discovering ancient ruins, exploring beautiful ornate Renaissance churches, eating delicious food while sipping on delightful spirits. We explored and bathed in energy from paintings & sculptures by masters. We studied intently as we sketched, painted and took many photographs. We even visited the tombs of saints and visionaries.
However, our favorite spot was when we ventured off the beaten path to Capalbio in the southern hills of Tuscany. The mysterious castle town where we were the only tourists because it was early Spring. We felt as though we had found something special.
Our favorite place on the journey was the magical Tarot Garde, by Niki de Saint Phalle. It was a very surreal experience and even though we had never been there before, it felt strangely familiar. It was our 10-year wedding anniversary, so with a spontaneous urging, we found a small chapel in the garden and privately renewed our vows. We both feel extremely grateful to share similar interests on our lifetime together.
As soon as we returned to Colorado, Scramble started off his season by taking his annual pilgrimage to New Orleans. He’s been to the Festival 19 years consecutively. He’s been painting the festival every year since 1996, making it a tradition he wouldn’t think about breaking.
This year his paintbrush & canvas captured some of his favorites, as well as adding some new names to his repertoire. This year’s list includes some of the greats; Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Phish, Pharoah Sanders, Bruce Springsteen & String Cheese Incident, to name a few. These paintings are on exhibit at Highland Pacific (http://www.highlandpacific.net), a wonderful restaurant located in Denver.
That’s all for now, but we promise to share more soon. We look forward to seeing you out there smiling and getting your groove on. Be sure to stop by the 10th Annual Art Experience at Red Rocks. It would make us happy if you could take some time to check out some of our new art (even if you “saw it on Facebook”) and be sure to say “hi”!
Thanks so much for being in our lives and for keeping the dream alive. We are grateful for you. Have a beautiful summer solstice!
Scramble Campbell 10th Annual 3D Art Experience at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Visitor’s Center. June 27th – July 6th. See your favorite musicians immortalized in art by the Godfather of Live Painting, Keith “Scramble” Campbell. All Ages are Welcome and Admission is FREE! 10 a.m.to 3 p.m., then reopening during concerts till the end of shows (Must have concert ticket during concert hours)
[Editor’s note: Scramble Campbell was the subject of Nederland’s own Eric Abramson’s 2012 film, “ScrambleVision,” of which Vince Herman wrote: “ScrambleVision exposes a side of the live music scene you may have missed. Through painter Scramble Campbell’s work and others following in his wake, we see art erupting from live performances all around the country. At festivals, clubs and recording studios you are given a window on an emerging trend in the art world. Live painting is as fun to watch as this film.”]