FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, June 16, 2016
PUEBLO, Colo. — A closing reception will be held at Arts Alliance Studios’ HUB Gallery on July 1 honoring the forty Pueblo artists’ work that was exhibited in the Spotlight on Pueblo show at the Colorado State Capitol. Selected pieces were displayed in the State Capitol Rotunda, Lieutenant Governor’s office and the Joint Budget Committee Room from late April through June.
The closing reception will be held at the HUB Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. during Pueblo’s First Friday Art Walk. The public is invited to attend, mingle with the artists and view their work that was honored in Denver. A special preview for Arts Alliance members precedes the reception from 4 to 6 p.m.
State Representative Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, says: “Every time I passed one of the works of art in the Capitol I felt like a piece of home was with me. I cherished the opportunity brag on the burgeoning art scene in Pueblo and all the other great things going on in my hometown.”
Karen Wallace, a local artist and poet whose salted watercolor on paper work memorializes a horrific event in American history, says: “Having my piece ‘Betrayal: Sand Creek’ included in this show was a real honor. Honoring the memory of those who passed over at that site–heartfelt.”
Spotlight on Pueblo was hosted by Colorado Creative Industries and sponsored and managed by Pueblo Arts Alliance. Daniel Levinson coordinated the exhibition.
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 White; 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.
ABOUT PUEBLO ARTS ALLIANCE
The Pueblo Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization that exists to provide support to its creative industry membership in the form of (1) collaborating for marketing, performances, and education opportunities, (2) raising awareness in the community as to the availability of local and regional performing arts production and events and (3) promoting the production, enjoyment and collaboration of the arts for the purposes of economic development and an enriched quality of life in Pueblo. The Arts Alliance is the administrator of the Creative Corridor, a Colorado Certified Creative District, which is supported by the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, City of Pueblo, Colorado Creative Industries and the Boettcher Foundation.
ABOUT PUEBLO CREATIVE CORRIDOR
The Creative Corridor is a community-wide partnership focused around the three unique historic city centers of Pueblo: Downtown Main Street, Union Avenue Historic District and the Mesa Junction. The Creative Corridor attracts artists, creative entrepreneurs and visitors to infuse energy, innovation, and economic and civic capital into the community.