DAM acquires new Western art collection
The Denver Art Museum announced earlier this month that Denver collector Henry Roath has pledged to give the museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art his collection of approximately 50 artworks by masters of the American West, including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington and Ernest L. Blumenschein.
Considered one of the best private collections of Western American art in the country, the Roath collection focuses on art of the American Southwest, with a strength in works from members of the Taos Society of Artists. Additionally, Roath has made a financial gift of $500,000 to help establish a fund for future art acquisitions, enabling continued growth and development. Roath’s commitment gained support from other donors, immediately growing the fund to more than $1 million.
“Mr. Roath’s generous gift to the museum and the people of Denver is one of the most important donations in our history,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer director of the Denver Art Museum. For more information, call (720) 865-5000 or visit www.denverartmuseum.org.
Breckenridge Gallery hosts artist George Bodine
The Breckenridge Gallery will host an art opening and meet the artist event with George Bodine today from 2 to 5:30 p.m., featuring original oil paintings of Italy and France.
Bodine paints still lifes, landscapes and figures and refuses to be labeled with a “style” or school. His work is unique and comes from a deep examination of what moves him as an artist, and he strives to produce art that transcends time.
Bodine uses materials of the finest quality and prefers oil paints, some of which are custom prepared. Additionally, he paints on linen or prepared panel, using techniques from the 16th century, including the use of hot rabbit skin glue and white lead priming. The result of this painstaking labor is art that will last centuries. He seldom accepts commissions, preferring to concentrate on subjects that appeal to him personally and professionally, and he will often work on a series of paintings, only to stop suddenly, sometimes never to return to the subject again. With bold, confident brushstrokes and thoughtful dedication, he captures most subjects in one session of painting with little correction.
The Breckenridge Gallery is located at 124 S. Main St. Call (970) 453-2592 or visit www.breckenridge-gallery.com for more information.
‘So You Think You Can Dance’ coming to Colorado Springs
“So You Think You Can Dance,” the 11-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall live on tour. Celebrating its 10th season, “So You Think You Can Dance” top 10 finalists will make their way across North America, performing in a mix of theaters and arenas as part of the “So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2013.”
The Season 10 tour lineup includes Aaron Turner, Amy Yakima, “Fik-Shun,” Hayley Erbert, Jasmine Harper, Jenna Johnson, Makenzie Dustman, Nico Greetham, Paul Karmiryan and Tucker Knox. The show will feature this season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the tour.
“Every year produces new talent on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ that continues to inspire and amaze, and Season 10 is no different,” said Nigel Lythgoe, co-creator, executive producer and judge of the hit Fox show. “This year’s astonishing top 10 will undoubtedly bring you to your feet.”
The 42-city tour beings Oct. 1 in East Lansing, Mich., and comes to the Colorado Springs World Arena on Nov. 13. Tickets are $35, $45 or $55, depending on seating, and are on sale through the venue’s website, www.worldarena.com.