Saturday, May 30, 2015

Cats on Display

"What greater gift than the love of a cat".  Charles Dickens was right!  And in return for that love of a cat, many people are out to help the Cat Care Society raise funds to aid in the care of their shelter cats and kittens.  Local artists donate their time to paint a large fiberglass cat form that has been purchased with the aid of sponsors, local establishments will display the cats as they travel around Colorado, and finally the fundraising gala will auction off these beauties.

The Lakewood Arts Council is the first stop of on their tour.  And are they magnificent! They get more creative every year.  Stop in the gallery to see the Tails of the Painted Cats as well as the exhibit of Cats, Dogs and Birds in the LAC's Acorn Gallery through the month of June.

Jane Dorsey's "Africat" has amazing detail from all sides!
"Flat Cats" will also be auctioned off at the main event.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Artist's Choice Reception At Lakewood Cultural Center

The Lakewood Arts Council's Artist's Choice Exhibit at the Lakewood Cultural Center attracted many Colorado artists hoping to be represented in this popular show.  The Call for Entry elicited over 140 entries to be juried, by local artist Chuck Danford, who had the difficult job of whittling entries down by about a third.  Prize money was then awarded to the top placers, and a number of merit awards.  The opening reception was held Thursday evening, May 21, with lots of refreshments, a chance to see the award winners and enjoy the rest of the art, along with meeting the artists and friends.  The show will run through June 14.  Stop by and see it!

photos courtesy of J. Bisant

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gorgeous Gardens

The Lakewood Arts Council is celebrating spring with garden grandeur:  the Garden Inspirations exhibit in the Acorn Gallery and the upcoming Garden Tour.  Get inspired for the tour by perusing the fun and artistic display at the LAC Acorn Gallery. Deep purple blooms, larger than life size 3D works, watercolor, pastel and oil renditions of your favorite flowers as well as a wonderful stained glass lamp to light up the floral display.  Sculptures galore and a whole wall devoted to yellow.  You must come in and see it!
The LAC Annual Garden Tour takes place Saturday, June 27.  Tickets include a luncheon at the gallery and exciting demo's as well as a tour of all the Lakewood gardens.  Call the gallery at 303 980-0625 for details.