For the artist in their studio, solitude is their only constant companion. Then there's plein air painters. Urgency is their companion and nature their studio. That's because plein air paintings go from idea-on-an-easel to gallery-ready in two hours time and all out in the open.
What's more than 10 feet tall, has the body of a woman, a cat tail and a soft round head? That would be 'Pussy Marshmallow,' the towering creation of artist Pamela Joseph. The imposing cat woman is part of her latest exhibit, “Sideshow of the Absurd.”
By the numbers, the Mile High City is home to roughly 400 arts and cultural venues – everything from small art galleries and bars with live music to the four-acre Denver Performing Arts Complex. For most of 2013, Denver Arts & Venues has asked people to think just as big about arts and culture.
Whether it’s invitations to gala dinners or silent auctions, fundraising and arts and culture are as synonymous as actors and the stage. Recognizing the power of the form, some event organizers are leveraging the arts to net cash for their cause.