By Gene Davis, DENVER DAILY NEWS
A new Denver concept art gallery is splashing together art with good old-fashioned fun.
The Color and Light Galleria is trying to “bring art to the community and community to art” with several events this month. For instance, on this Wednesday, affiliated artist Janie McGee will present a painting to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance to celebrate the dance school’s contributions to the Denver community.
The artwork — an original framed acrylic painting depicting Robinson’s life in dance —boasts the colorful style that McGee is known for.
“Bringing to light the work of local artist is a goal of Color and Light Galleria,” said a statement from Terri Clauss, the gallery’s founder. “And to that end, this piece of art is being donated as an ongoing celebration of Ms. Robinson’s contribution to the Denver art community, inspiring not only dancers but artists as well.”
Furthering the gallery’s mission, Color and Light will also donate several prints to the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance’s gala. The prints will be sold at the event, and part of the proceeds will go towards replacing the floor in the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance’s rehearsal studio.
The Color and Light Galleria acknowledges that an economic downturn doesn’t seem like an opportune time to start an art gallery. However, a press release from the gallery states five reasons why Clauss did exactly that. The reasons, which range from pure defiance to a love of what art does for people and societies, are enough reason to check out the gallery for its guts alone.
Additionally, the gallery strives to promote the art created here in Denver, bringing “some of the work that is in closets and basements out for everybody to enjoy.”
“Color Light Galleria strives to help everyone find the artist that speaks to their individual soul,” says the press release.
Where: 1422 E. 22nd Ave.
Information: 303-831-4777, Color-N-Light.com
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