Arts at Denver, September 5-27
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It doesn’t matter where you live—city or suburbs, mountains or plains—a landscape painting can transport you to another place without leaving your home. That’s the feeling behind the second landscape show at Arts at Denver, which is titled Beauty All Around … Everywhere You Look. It opens with a reception on Friday, September 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. and runs until September 27.
About 20 of the gallery’s 33 artists are participating in this show, with up to eight pieces from featured artists and up to four pieces from the other participants. This year’s featured artists include Brenda Hendrix, Margaretta Caesar, Ginger Whellock, and Erin Hanson. “Margaretta Caesar’s work is bright, colorful, happy, emotional, and she uses a ton of great colors. Her landscapes are generally of Colorado and New Mexico,” gallery owner and director Paula Colette Conley says. “Then you go to the opposite end of the spectrum and you have Brenda Hendrix, whose works are much more traditional and use more subtle colors. She is going to be emphasizing trees in this show, something she’s wanted to do for a long time.”
The gallery is home to impressionistic and representational works including still lifes, figures, and animals, but the aim of this show is to give collectors a chance to experience wonderful, varied interpretations of the world around us. “We wanted to have something very different, and we wanted to give the landscape artists an opportunity to strut their stuff,” Conley says. “We’re going to have some pretty spectacular, brand-new, large pieces in the show.”
The gallery hopes to invoke a sense of wanderlust in collectors by showcasing works that transport them to a place they’ve been before or somewhere they desire to be someday. “Landscape paintings are like windows, and when you choose landscape paintings that you love, you feel like you’re looking out a window at a spectacular scene,” Conley says. “And that’s really what it’s all about.” —Joe Kovack
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