Various locations in Denver, CO, September 6-29
This story was featured in the September 2012 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Order the Southwest Art magazine September 2012 print edition here, or purchase the Southwest Art magazine September 2012 digital download here. Or simply click here to subscribe to Southwest Art magazine and never miss a story!
Every two years, the Windows to the Divine art show takes place in the Denver area and attracts top painters and sculptors from across the country. The show pays homage to creativity and the artist’s life. In the off years, this celebration of the artistic spirit continues with an invitational paint-out in various scenic Colorado locales.
This year’s plein-air event, titled Altitude & Attitude: Windows to the Divine Invitational Paint-Out, kicks off at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Thursday, September 6. Art lovers are invited to watch the artists as they create landscape works on location amid the picturesque setting. “We are extremely pleased that this year, for the first time, our painters and the public will be given unprecedented access to paint and watch the artists during an all-day experience at the nationally acclaimed Denver Botanic Gardens,” says event chairperson Shannon Robinson.
The Botanic Gardens is known for its collaborative efforts with the visual arts scene; past installations have included works by famed artists such as Henry Moore and Allan Houser. During the paint-out, Denver’s Mizel Museum, an event sponsor, and the Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation host a roundtable discussion and lunch with the artists. Reservations are required.
On Saturday, September 8, Altitude & Attitude continues as the public is invited to Denver’s Washington Park to see the artists create works from start to finish in a two-hour Quick Draw. Abend Gallery is providing lunch that day for the public, collectors, and artists; reservations are required. The works from the paint-outs are on display in a show that opens later that day at the gallery. The presentation features more than 150 works by 52 top artists from nine states. Among the participating artists are Kathy Anderson, Albert Handell, Peggy McGivern, Terrie Lombardi, Carol Jenkins, Desmond O’Hagan, Don Sahli, Jill Soukup, Carol Swinney, and Jim Beckner. The ecumenical event is a fundraiser for the Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation. —Bonnie Gangelhoff
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