STUDIO GALLERY

The KMJ Cooney Studio Gallery is located at

111  Aspen  Airport  Business  Center  Suite  D,  Aspen  CO  81611

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Just 25 miles separate The KMJ from the Yule marble quarry, but the journey by road is twice that as it meanders down the Roaring Fork river valley, then up the aptly named Crystal River Valley, all the way to the rugged and remote mountain town of  Marble, Colorado.

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From the town of Marble, Colorado, the Yule marble quarry lies almost 4 miles a long and winding avalanche prone dirt road. This tenuous connection with the outside world is kept open year around by the current highly experienced and well financed quarry owners, and of course their dedicated and seemingly tireless workforce.

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In regard to convenience, The KMJ could not be more centrally located, nor easier to find. Facing Highway 82 directly across from Aspen Airport’s public and private terminals, the studio gallery boasts ample off street parking, along with close access to regular public transport, and a smooth wide bike path directly into town.

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In fact, perhaps the best way to put it is that, if at any point in your visit to the Aspen Snowmass resort area you should decide to leave the downtown Aspen area in order to visit Snowmass, or visa versa, then you will almost certain pass within feet of The KMJ’s front door.

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For most of the year – all but the Aspen summer season to be precise – The KMJ is open to the public by appointment. But for a few months of the summer the gallery doors are flung open daily between the balmy Après Hours of 4 to 7.

We call it “Bubbly and a Bite”. And so please consider this your own personal invitation, and stop-by any weekday throughout the summer season.

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KMJ Cooney Studio Sculpture Gallery, 111 AABC Suite D, Aspen CO 81611

In order to reserve your studio gallery tour please call Martin at 970 319 1070

Or email martincooneysculptor@gmail. com

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Various slideshows are available to those who wish to see how Martin splits and carves his work, as opposed to carving directly into the stone. He is also able to explain exactly how a 21st century stone carver is able to harness tools and machinery that would make previous generations of sculptors head’s spin.

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With much of the work carried out by means of what Martin Calls his ‘electric kit’ – spinners, grinders, hammer drills and the like – he still draws heavily upon the hand tools he used to attain his NVQ Level Two at the City of Bath College, England, and which he went on to use as a banker mason working in the surrounding villages.

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All of these tools and more Martin will demonstrate, answering any and all questions regarding the ancient and modern art of stone carving, stone sculpture, the stone itself, or anything even remotely related to the subject.

“Anything”, as he puts it, “to assist people with the realization that the fine art Curvilinear Marble Sculpture now adorning The KMJ Cooney Studio Gallery was at one time a crude, rude, tough lump of unyielding 30 million year-old rock”; all of which he is all too happy to point out at length to one and all.

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In fact, with the aid and assistance of his various slideshows Martin can not only take your mind to aspects of carving marble that you never imagined before, but he has the pictures with which to tell his stories. You will even be able to examine the very tools and equipment he used as he explains exactly how he used them.

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