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Colorado Springs, CO
Broadmoor Galleries, opening April 23

Jason Napier, Yawny, bronze, 26 x 15 x 15.

Jason Napier, Yawny, bronze, 26 x 15 x 15.

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Nestled at the foot of majestic Pikes Peak, the historic five-star Broadmoor Resort and Hotel provides an elegant, picturesque setting for Broadmoor Galleries. Founded in 1979, the gallery recently expanded into two separate spaces in the north and south wings of the hotel’s main building—one wing houses a variety of traditional art; the other emphasizes western, wildlife, and sporting works. This month, the gallery presents a special group show spotlighting the many talented sculptors on its impressive roster of artists. The Broadmoor is offering special room rates for the show, which opens with a reception on Thursday, April 23.

Collectors can expect to see a slew of pieces by more than 25 prominent artists who create three-dimensional works, mostly in bronze. Artistic styles range from representational to conceptual, and subject matter runs the gamut from traditional cowboy and western themes to contemporary Native American figures to highly stylized interpretations of animals and wildlife. Many of the artists plan to attend the opening, including Lisa Gordon, Richard Greeves, Greg Kelsey, Susan Kliewer, Jan Mapes, Curt Mattson, Pokey Park, Rosetta, and Kent Ullberg. “These artists are available during the reception to interact with collectors and answer questions about their work,” says gallery director Krista Steed-Reyes. “One of the best parts of a group show is getting the artists together among their peers—they’re instantly at ease and become quite accessible,” she adds. Other artists participating in the show include Veryl Goodnight, Doug Hyde, Jason Napier, Bill Nebeker, and Sandy Scott, just to name a few.

Each artist displays anywhere from five to 20 works, making this a robust show that’s sure to appeal to a diverse array of collectors. “The sheer volume of work is quite impressive—we’re expecting hundreds of pieces at both of our galleries,” says Steed-Reyes. “And with two [spaces] just minutes apart, you get two distinctly different feels with the common bond of sculpture,” all in one beautiful location. 
—Lindsay Mitchell

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