Forty Pueblo artists’ work will be exhibited at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver as part of the show Spotlight on Pueblo. Selected pieces will be on display from late April through June 2016. One artwork from each artist will be installed in the State Capitol Rotunda, Lieutenant Governor’s office or the Joint Budget Committee Room.
An opening reception will be held in the InfoZone at Rawlings Public Library on April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. During the reception, a slide show of the works hung at the Capitol will be shown at the InfoZone theater. The public is invited to attend, mingle with the artists and view their work in this unique “virtual” exhibition.
Colorado State House Representative Daneya Esgar will be speaking on behalf of the partnership between the state government, Colorado Creative Industries, the Pueblo Arts Alliance and community of Pueblo.
Colorado Creative Industries is hosting Spotlight on Pueblo, sponsored and managed by Pueblo Arts Alliance. Colorado Creative Industries also partners with Pueblo Arts Alliance to support Pueblo Creative Corridor, a state-certified Creative District.
Daniel Levinson, who coordinated the exhibition, said: “To bring our collective vision into the center of Colorado governance is a first. My goal with the design of this exhibition was to include as many of our locally and internationally-exhibiting artists as possible to fill the capitol walls. This selection only represents a small portion of all the amazing work being made in Pueblo!”
Pueblo artists featured in the show include: Lionel Trujillo; Tom Latka; Rene Pendarvis; Karen Wallace; Joel Carpenter; Ann Yaeger; Radeaux; Lynn Chapman; Virginia Byrd; Ginny Smith; Teresa Vito; Jessica Driscoll; Spiel Speak; Donna Graham; Marilyn Hoisington; Jill Starkey; Jean Latka; Lynn Stenzel; Kathi Drummond; Tunde Darvay; Frances Burns; Kevin Malella; Nathan Solano; Bob Wands; Meghan Wilbar; Jerry Rebillard; Robert Pacheco; Gregory Howell; Holly Walter; Greg Rodriguez; Bob Benvenuto; Fran Dodd; Michael Martinez; Kim Furrh; Josiah Trujillo; Charles Zeis; Michael Archuleta; Kerry Bennett and Daniel Levinson.